10 Real-World Ways to Go Green
7: Join a party
• St. Louis Earth Day Festival, April 17, 2011 This 22-year-old Forest Park gathering is the Midwest's largest Earth Day event, with more than 300 vendors and exhibits (left). Get inspired by the displays, then treat yourself to organic beer, wine, margaritas and mojitos at the Earth Day Cafe (314/961-5838; stlouisearthday.org).
• Columbia's Earth Day Festival, April 17,2011 Eco Avenue at this Missouri gathering features local groups sharing tips on sustainability and enviro-consciousness. You'll also find two stages with musicians and dancers (573/875-0539; columbiaearthday.org).
• 139th Annual Arbor Day Celebration, April 29-30, 2011 Nebraska City celebrates its hometown holiday with parades, contests, and tree giveaways and plantings (800/514-9113; nebraskacity.com).