Save $, Energy, and More
- Alliance to Save Energy — offers information to help you save money, increase comfort, and reduce pollution through energy efficiency
- Canton Farmers Market — a variety of home-grown foods and hand-made goods
- GreenerThinking — environmental articles and tips on how to save the environment and some cash along the way
- RideShare — free carpool and vanpool matching service that links commuters in Michigan
- Unscrew America — information about replacing your old light bulbs with energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs and LEDs
- Vampire Energy Chart — shows how much energy you use even when your appliances are turned off
The Second Annual Green Street Fair will return to the streets of Downtown Plymouth on May 1, 2 and 3, 2009. The City of Plymouth has approved the extension of the event from a two-day event in 2008 to a three-day event in 2009 beginning Friday, May 1 and ending on Sunday, May 3. Admission is FREE.
Got some eco-friendly ideas you'd like to share? Write them on our community "Green Board" in the lobby during Earth Week (April 18-25). Then check out some of our "green" Earth Week programming, or get some environment-friendly tips from the Brightboard digital signs behind Checkout and in the Children's Library.
Wednesday, April 22, 7-8:30 p.m. Learn how to enrich your soil and reduce waste through easy, inexpensive composting methods.
- Deep Blue: the movie - Saturday, April 18, 2-4pm
- Home Recycling in Canton - Monday, April 20, 7-8pm
- Teen Recycled Jewelry - Tuesday, April 21, 4-5pm
- Water-Wise Solutions for Your Yard - Tuesday, April 21, 7-8pm
- Yard Scraps to Garden Treasure - Wednesday, April 22, 7-8:30pm
- Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail Clean Up - Saturday, April 25, 10-2pm
Tuesday, April 21, 7-8 p.m. Looking for ways to save at the (water) pump and still maintain a lush lawn and landscape? Beth Rowley, Landscape Designer and owner of Landscape Beauty by Design, will offer practical, water-saving advice on mowing, fertilizing and watering your lawn.
Now that the sun is shining more and more, why not learn about how you can use the sun's energy to generate electricity and power. Here is a nifty website with more on solar power and below are some books to help you learn more:
Energy from the sun by Allan Fowler
Harnessing power from the sun by Niki Walker
Solar power: a true book by Christine Petersen
Monday, April 20, 7-8 p.m. You will have the opportunity to question Paul Denski, owner of Canton Waste Recycling, about the improved recycling program and general recycling questions.
Want to introduce Earth Day and green living to your preschooler? Check out some of these picture books that help introduce the concepts of gardening, recycling and loving the earth.
No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow; the urge to make everything fresh and clean is in the air. Check out CPL Housekeeping staff's eco-friendly hints to green up your clean up.
Green-up your cleanup by Jill Potvin Schoff — Keep odd socks for general dusting. Combine lemon juice or vinegar with water, boil in the microwave to help soften stuck on foods.