Archive: It’s Easy Being Green at Detroit Zoo’s GreenFest

Weekend event April 18-19 celebrates Earth Day

March 26, 2015


The Detroit Zoo will host its third annual GreenFest on Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, 2015, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The zoo-wide event is dedicated to celebrating Earth Day and educating the community about environmental stewardship.

Each GreenFest guest who brings a cell phone for recycling will receive a reduced admission price of $8. Guests can also visit a local MetroPCS store to recycle their phone and receive a voucher for discounted admission to GreenFest. Admission is free for Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) members.

GreenFest will feature earth-friendly crafts, an endangered species scavenger hunt, 30-foot rock climbing wall (weather permitting), family yoga classes, zookeeper talks, science experiments, exhibits by local conservation groups and live entertainment.

A Green Games Gallery, sponsored by Vibe Credit Union, will be hosted by the DZS Green Team conservation group and will include games using recycled materials, storytelling and educational displays. All GreenFest activities are free with Zoo admission.

GreenFest is an initiative of the DZS Greenprint, a strategic plan to refine and improve daily practices and facilities, develop new policies and programs and improve green literacy in the community. In recognition of these continuous efforts in sustainability, the DZS was honored with the Green Award in 2014 by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

GreenFest is supported by DTE Energy, The Home Depot, IBEW Local 58, Kroger, MetroPCS and Vibe Credit Union.


MetroPCS locations accepting cell phones for recycling:

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