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In keeping with the national theme for Earth Day 2024, “Planet vs. Plastics,” the Leelanau County Energy Futures Task Force will host a panel discussion in observation of Earth Day in Leelanau entitled: “Microplastics: They’re in Our Air, Water, Land and Us” on Monday, April 22, from 3-5 pm in the Munnecke Room of the Leland Township Library, located at 203 East Cedar Street in Leland.

Take a stand for the environment and observe Earth Day in Leelanau County on Friday, April 22, by attending a beach cleanup at North Bar Lake, a reading of the book “Great Lakes for Sale” at Bay Books, or the Leelanau Conservancy’s week of events.

With growing scientific confirmation of accelerating global climate change, Earth Day 2021 is more than just another Earth Day. For the first time, an American president will host an international climate summit on Earth Day to “reset” domestic and international strategies to combat alarming climate trends. While global issues will headline Earth Day events, individuals can show their stewardship in a number of ways this spring. Click here to learn how the Leelanau Conservancy, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak are observing Earth Day 2021.

The Leelanau Conservancy is getting ready to kick off Earth Week, its annual week-long celebration in honor of Earth Day. Earth Week will begin Monday, April 16, and conclude on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22.

Join Inland Seas Educational Association, the Leelanau Conservancy, Leo Creek Preserve, Leelanau Conservation District, Grand Traverse Stewardship Initiative, Northport Energy and Leelanau Montessori for an afternoon of Earth Day activities on Sunday, April 22, from 1-4 p.m.

In celebration of Earth Day last Saturday, M22, a Michigan-based lifestyle company, pledged 100 percent of all in-store and online gross sales to the Leelanau Conservancy. Supporters of both M22 and the conservancy came out in force, generating nearly $20,000 in sales, which represents the largest single-day donation by the company to the conservancy to date.

There is trash on our beaches, the climate is changing, and Glen Lake High School’s Students for World Awareness (SWA) want our community to do something about it. With Earth Day approaching, the students of the club have planned an event to increase environmental consciousness within their Leelanau County community.