3rd Annual Ferndale Green Week (April 16-22)

3rd Annual Ferndale Green Week (April 16-22)

( 4/2/2011)


In cooperation with the Ferndale DDA, the Ferndale Environmental Sustainability Commission (FESC) presents the 3rd Annual Ferndale Green Week – A week-long environmental celebration in Ferndale!


Green Week runs Saturday April 16th to Earth Day April 22, 2011, with events in Ferndale every day!



The Handmade Detroit Craft Revival at The loving Touch (22634 Woodward Ave., 48220) – 12 noon – 6pm – www.handmadedetroit.com


Plus there is also a “Clean for Green” fundraiser sale for the Ferndale Green School Committee and the Ferndale PTA on Saturday at John F. Kennedy Elementary School – 9am – 3pm.  For more info go to: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=169171806467379




The Sierra Club Green Cruise presents – Spring Bicycle Ride – starts @ 10am at the Downtown Ferndale Bike Shop (163 W. 9 Mile Rd., 48220) – www.downtownferndalebikeshop.com


Distance – 20 miles at easy to moderate pace

16 yrs. old and older

Helmets required

SAG vehicle supplied by The Night Move bio-fueled bus – www.thenightmove.com

Free bicycle check-ups at the Downtown Ferndale Bike Shop – 10am – 2pm  – www.downtownferndalebikeshop.com

Free massages by Greenleaf Bodyworks at the Downtown Ferndale Bike Shop – 4.17 – 10am – 2pm  – www.greenleafbodywork.com

Western Market will provide free bananas – www.westernmarket.net




The Sierra Club presents the film – DIRTY BUSINESS: “Clean Coal” and the Battle for Our Energy Future – 7:30pm at the Library (222 E. 9 Mile Rd.,48220)   http://dirtybusinessthefilm.com/about-the-film


FYI – the library is showing a green-themed movie every Monday in April


MONDAY is also GARDEN DAY – 4.18

The Ferndale Beautification Commission presents – Propagation by Cuttings – A demonstration on how to increase your supply of flowers in the garden by taking cuttings – 6:30pm – 8pm at the Kulick Community Center (1201 Livernois, 48220)


FESC presents – Water Conservation…Money in Your Pocket – A special Green Tuesday presentation at the Library – 6:30pm – 8pm.


Plus Mr. Rain Barrel will be on hand to answer questions about using rain barrels – www.mrrainbarrel.com




The SOCWA (Southeastern Oakland County Water Authority – www.SOCWA.org) presents – A Hands-on eco project for kids – 4pm  >> pre-registration via the library – 248.546.2504 <<

Plus a Special Green Week Family Story-Time featuring environmental songs by Joe Reilly – http://www.joereilly.org/music.html – 6:15pm at the Library.


Plus Treat Dreams will have free ice cream for the kids at both events! – www.treatdreams.com




Spend the day discovering Ferndale’s diversified community of stores, restaurants and nightlife!


Plus be sure to get to the library to join Penchansky Whisler Architects, the firm that designed the new “green” Ferndale Library as they present – Green Aspects of the Library – with a tour of the green areas of the library to follow – 6:30pm

Plus Transition Ferndale will be presenting a special film – Fresh – with a discussion to follow – www.freshthemovie.com – 7pm at the library.  www.transitionferndale.wordpress.com/



FRIDAY is 41st EARTH DAY – 4.22

Earth Day Celebration Party at The Loving Touch – doors at 7pm – Including free local healthy food, free chair massages, prize giveaways, the FESC Ferndale Green Business of the Year Awards, a special Sierra Club and Beer gathering, plus more!


Treat Dreams will have free ice cream including a special Sierra Club flavor and a Vegan flavor – www.treatdreams.com

Downtown Ferndale Bike Shop will have roller racing – www.downtownferndalebikeshop.com

Greenleaf Bodywork will be doing free chair massages – www.greenleafbodywork.com

Cacao Tree Cafe will have local organic food samples – www.cacaotreecafe.com

The Green Thumb will have free seed packets to get your garden started – www.greenthumbferndale.com

Garden Fresh Salsa will have chips and salsa – www.gardenfreshsalsa.com

Inn Season cafe will have some fresh healthy food samples – www.innseasoncafe.com


plus more!



For more details please contact:


The FESC Green Team Hotline  – 248.709.9301 or find us on Facebook – Ferndale Environmental Sustainability Commission

The Ferndale DDA – 248.546.1632 or visit downtownferndale.com.

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