Archive: Detroit Zoo Embraces its Green Journey With GreenFest

July 22, 2022

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

It’s easy being green at the Detroit Zoo!

From noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 6-7, the Detroit Zoo is going green for GreenFest, presented by DTE, an annual celebration that teaches community members how to live sustainably through fun activities and educational displays.

Due to popular demand, this year’s event is being extended into a two-day festival filled with live music and activities sure to inspire all.

During this weekend extravaganza, guests can expect:

  • An eclectic music lineup
  • A sustainable marketplace shopping experience
  • Complimentary yoga sessions
  • Green food trucks
  • Eco-friendly activities
  • Education stations
  • Hands-on “green journey” activities
  • And much more

This year’s theme is “Embrace Your Green Journey,” which aims to connect individuals with the resources they need to live more sustainably no matter where they are on their green journey — from beginners to seasoned environmentalists.

“Humans and nature don’t have to oppose each other,” said Andy McDowell, sustainability manager for the Detroit Zoological Society. “Humans are part of nature, so we all have a responsibility to live with and support nature. We are excited to offer a festival full of activities, entertainment and experts to inspire each of us to  embrace our green journey – and take the next step.”

Whether skeptical of green initiatives or avid supporters, guests are sure to leave GreenFest equipped with tools to live greener and care for the planet.

GreenFest is free with Zoo admission and free for members. For more information, visit

This event is sponsored by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy and Pure Oakland Water.