Welcome to Sustainable Highland Park's

Due to the coronavirus public health crisis, we have had to cancel our annual public Earth Day Celebration event and move our Earth Day online! Thanks to all who made this virtual celebration possible, including SHP members, the musicians who submitted videos for our music gallery and the community members who contributed time and resources. Happy Earth Day!

VIRTUAL EARTH DAY MUSIC GALLERY

Participate in our Virtual Earth Day Challenge

Please read the full instructions by clicking the button below. Only Highland Park residents may enter for a chance to win, but anyone is allowed and encouraged to participate in the challenge tasks and submit their photos for sharing!

When you have completed your three chosen tasks, use the submit button below to enter the challenge! Submissions will be accepted through June 7, 2020.

Virtual Earth Day Challenges

Family & Child Oriented

*for the young & the young at heart!

Plant Scavenger Hunt

Walk outside and see how many of the natural objects from the list you can find

Plant Scavenger Hunt

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Paper Planter

Make a biodegradable plant pot and watch your seeds grow

Paper Planter

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Tree Scavenger Hunt

Walk the streets of HP and see how many interesting trees you can find

Tree Scavenger Hunt

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Build a Fairy House

Gather your imagination and your engineering skills and build a fairy house

Build a Fairy House

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Recycled Plastic Art

Turn your plastics into works of art

Recycled Plastic Art

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Animal Scavenger Hunt

Walk outside and see how many things related to animals you can spot

Animal Scavenger Hunt

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Challenges for Adults

*and the big kids!

Composting

Watch nature’s recycling miracle!

Turn food scraps and dry leaves into nutrient-rich fertilizer

Composting

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Join SHP's "Everyone's Farm" Program

Would you like to learn how to turn that tomato on your plate into a new tomato plant?

Join SHP's "Everyone's Farm" Program

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Collect Rain Water

Conserve water by installing a rain barrel and watering your plants using rain water.

Collect Rain Water

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Create a Wildlife Habitat

Watch your backyard turn to a bustling wildlife habitat by following a few guidelines

Create a Wildlife Habitat

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Make a T-shirt Bag

Upcycle that old T-shirt and make your own reusable shopping bag

Make a T-shirt Bag

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Support an Environmental Cause

Sign a petition, join, or donate to an organization of your choice

Support an Environmental Cause

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Trivia Challenge

*don’t forget to snap a selfie while you’re taking the quizzes!

ENVIRONMENTAL QUIZ

HP HISTORY TRIVIA

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