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3rd Annual Healthy Earth,
Environmentalists Establish
Healthy Living Earth Day Fair in
Children’s Educational Programs
Grosse Pointe Woods
racy Purrenhage and Juli Kushel are environmentalists that
share a passion for education. These former colleagues have
n Saturday, April 25th, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.,
joined together to provide
the 3rd Annual Healthy Earth, Healthy Living Earth Day
environmental education
Fair will be held at the Grosse Pointe Woods Community Cen-
services and programs. Their
ter. Healthy Earth, Healthy Living showcases local businesses
new website, EcoSizeMe.
and organizations promoting healthy and environmentally-
com is formatted to share
responsible daily living to the
simple and practical sugges-
tions, ideas and thoughts for
“LocalMotion’s Earth Day
changing the environment
Fair has expanded each year,”
one step at a time.
says Robin Heller, Executive
Tracy Purrenhage & Juli Kushel
The assemblies and
Director of LocalMotion. “Still
presentations are geared to-
focused on promoting healthy
ward schools and community groups. Topics focus on teaching
living and supporting a healthy
our youth how to be and live green. They are appropriate all
earth, the fair offers more activi-
year long in support of the Michigan Green Schools Program
ties and a wider variety of local
and Department of Education Science Benchmarks.
businesses and organizations.
There will be information on
For a list of programs visit
local recycling opportunities in-
cluding electronics recycling.
Children’s activities are
planned for the entire time, including crafts, planting seeds
Eco-friendly Jewelry Line at
and souvenirs. A Green Cleaning party will demonstrate how
to make household cleaners from simple ingredients—and
Earth Day Expo
provide products to take home. Participants will also have the
opportunity to learn how to protect local watersheds, garden
reen Diva Jewelry, a Michigan-based eco-friendly jew-
eler, will be open for business and offering at-event-only
without pesticides, get clothes dry-cleaned without any chemi-
promotions, including a drawing for a premier set of Green
cals, renovate their homes with green building materials and
Diva jewelry, during the Earth Day Expo, April 18th & 19th in
more. Shopping options include eco-friendly children’s toys,
recycled fashion-wear, handcrafted natural bath/ body care,
Green Diva is a social-
household cleaners and organic gardening supplies. Fair goers
ly responsible artisan jew-
may also enjoy a variety of organic food.
eler specializing in high
This event is free of charge and open to all.
end casual designs made
The Community Center, located at 20025 Mack Avenue,
with recycled precious
Grosse Pointe Woods. For more information, contact Robin
metals, organic materials
Heller, Local Motion, at 313-881-2263 or visit Local-Motion.
and Fair Trade semi-pre-
cious gemstones. They use
only recycled silver and gold and offer 100% recycled silver
“This commitment is critical for environmental preserva-
Find out how you can get your
tion,” says Kathy DalPra, owner of Green Diva, “since reclaimed
advertising into the hands of
metals eliminate the need for new, freshly-mined silver or
up to 187,000 health and earth- goldwhich is extracted by massive open pit mining, cyanide
conscious readers in Michigan... leaching and other environmentally-destructive methods. “
each and every month. At the Earth Day Expo, Green Diva will accept “refashion”
orders in which old, outdated jewelry is re-designed and fused
Natural Awakenings
with new, greener materials to create trendy, eco-chic designs.
Healthy Living Magazine
They will also be collecting cell phones for recycling, for which
participants will receive $20 in Diva Dollar credits.
Targeted circulation gets results.
For information visit For
details about the expo, see ad back cover of this issue.
10 Oakland, Macomb, Livingston & St. Clair, MI
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