Homecoming welcomes Green Alternatives for Daily Living

The City of Dearborn’s Homecoming festival will celebrate its 33rd year Aug. 3 through 5 at Ford Field Park, 22051 Cherry Hill, with new components that highlight the city’s commitment to environmentally-friendly practices.

For the first time, The Going Green Foundation will present Green Alternatives for Daily Living from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 4, at the top of the hill off of Cherry Hill.

Environmental clubs, businesses and organizations active in the region will be on hand to give insights on how to recycle, reuse items and adopting practices that you can put into place that will help reduce consumption of resources. By adopting some basic behavioral changes and using natural products you can live a life cleaner environmentally friendly life.

Participating organizations:

• Arts & Scraps – re-use of industrial materials

• Adopt-a-Watt – sponsors energy efficient and green technologies

• Arbonne – health and wellness products

• Chartreuse Teas – teas that help to keep your skin healthy

• Chive Talkin – spice inspired t-shirts

• City of Dearborn – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle ideas for your home

• Cousin Mary Jane – organic Hemp seeds

• Dearborn Glass Academy – hand blown glass

• Doterra Essential Oils – therapeutic essential oils

• DTE Energy – Ideas for energy efficiency

• Going Green Foundation – neighborhood gardening

• Goodwill Industries – environmental impact of reduce, reuse repurpose

• Nifty Hoops – installs and manufactures hoop green houses

• Tillian Farms – development of new farm business development

• Republic Waste – trash disposal and recycling company

• Selma Café – local foods breakfast salon

• U of M Environmental Interpretive Center

• US Green Building Council

• Yoga for Peace – relaxation and meditation techniques

The beer vendors at Homecoming this year will be using compostable cups. Made of corn instead of oil byproducts, they will biodegrade completely in 90 days in commercial or institutional composters. They require 50 percent less fossil fuel than regular plastics to produce, and are not toxic to burn. The city is incorporating the lasted in green products that help keep the environment healthy.

The Green Area is sponsored by the Green Safe Products.

Go to www.cityofdearborn.org for more information about Homecoming