Earth Month 2024 & Scavenger Hunt Information

Join us from April 1st to April 20th for a scavenger hunt sending you on a walking adventure through town to get your Earth Day passport stamped at participating businesses! The first twenty completed stamps turned in at our Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 20th, at 11 am, will receive a gift! Our Earth Day Celebration Event will be located at our store at 101 W. Clinton St. Downtown Howell, MI 48843 from 11 am to 3 pm. There will be music, face painting by Kat McButterfly, a seed bomb workshop, gourmet mushroom bucket station (additional cost), and a 10% discount when you bring your own containers to refill with over 100+ refill products like herbs, teas, spices, shampoo, conditioner, laundry soap, dish soap, cleaners, and more.


In keeping with the spirit of sustainability, some of our clues may be a little challenging depending on the child's age. Below you will find the answer guide for the scavenger hunt to keep you on the move:

Scavenger Hunt Clues and Answer Guide

Clue #1 Did you know Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and now over a billion people celebrate Earth Day around the world on April 22nd.

Clue #2 Did you know it takes 10,000 liters of water to manufacture a pair of jeans? 

Answer: The Garment District Resale

Clue #3 Did you know that 65% of companies are using more sustainable materials? Check out this business selling items from “Mend on the Move”. ‘Each piece from Mend on the Move is crafted from salvaged auto parts and car seat leather, empowering survivors of abuse while reducing auto waste.’

Answer: Betty James Pretty Things

Clue #4 Head to this hair salon to find Kevin Murphy products. Kevin Murphy brands have pledged to utilize more ocean plastic waste and PCR materials over virgin plastics.

Answer: JL Hairstyles on Michigan Ave. 

Clue #5 At this longtime local gem, peruse sustainable products from local artisans and makers while enjoying upcycling and nature based crafts and workshops in-store.

Answer: Finding Roots

Clue #6 Reduce waste and bring your clean travel mug to this longtime downtown favorite serving espresso drinks and frozen hot chocolates. 

Answer: Uptown Coffeehouse

Clue #7 “Find sustainable candle refills at this ‘general store’ in Downtown Howell” 

Answer: Howell General Store

Clue #8 Did you know that an estimated 11.3 million tons of textiles end up in the landfill annually and account for approximately 85% of all textiles? Fight fast fashion at this longtime Downtown Howell boutique.

Answer: La Boutique

Clue #9 Did you know that 54% of electricity is wasted? Remember to turn off the lights before you head to this store which sells energy-efficient lighting and supplies.

Answer: Lighting Hearth and Home

Clue #10 “At this store you can look as fashionable as Taylor Swift in your Earth Day era but without the carbon emissions from your private jet

Answer: Simply Cherry

Clue #11 Our hometown bakery makes their yummy goodies in-house to reduce their transit and logistics needs, while reducing their carbon footprint.

Answer: The Chocolate Boutique

Bonus Clue #12 Did you know that 38% of food in the US ends up in the landfill? Can you find the pantry helping aid our community in reducing food waste and feeding our neighbors?”

Answer: Summit Garden Community Pantry