Midori no Hi – Greenery Day
Underwritten by the Homer and Martha Gudelsky Family Foundation

Time: 10am-5pm

Cost: FREE (with paid museum admission)

Celebrate Greenery Day, Midori no Hi, at Morikami and turn recycled objects into beautiful crafts. Learn about the different ways that Japan and America are working towards a greener society and what part you and your family can play in creating a healthier planet.




  • Exhibitors– Lobby (10:00am – 5:00pm)

    • Attendees get the chance to meet representatives from two community organizations, the Solid Waste Authority and Resource Depot, and learn about their recycling programs in the community, and how you can participate.


  • About Resource Depot presentation by Chelsea Odum – Morikami Theater (1:30pm -40 minutes with Q&A )

    • *No reservations. Tickets will be given out the day of the event, at a first come, first served basis.


  • Video Presentations: Japan’s Eco-friendly Efforts and Nature in Japan – Morikami Theater (3:30pm till close)

    • Provided by the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami
    • *No reservations needed.


  • Craft Activities– Library (10am-4:30pm) 

    • Origami Wallet – Make and design your own wallet or coin purse using recycled materials. Add on stickers and drawings to personalize it just for you.
    • DIY Coaster – See how to weave your own drink coaster out of recycle materials. Turn a space waster into a colorful tabletop saver.


  • Craft Activity: Mini Treasure Box – Classroom A (10am-4:30pm)

    • Create your own treasure bin to hold all your tiny treasures like candy, hair pins, small jewels, or any other secret small objects.


  • Garden Tours – Gardens (11am and 1pm)

    • Join a public tour with our docent and learn about the Morikami’s Japanese Garden, Roji-en. Participants will meet in the lobby.


  • Get your own Sound Safari fan for cool fun in the gardens – Lobby (10am-4:30pm)

    • Walk through the gardens and discover the world of Japanese sound effects. Fans are a $1 donation (All proceeds go towards Morikami education programs).
Money not included.
Origami Wallet
DIY Coaster
Mini Treasure Box







About the Exhibitors:

The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County (SWA) is the governmental agency responsible for providing an economical and environmentally conscious Integrated Solid Waste Management System for Palm Beach County, Florida. With approximately 400 employees, the SWA provides solid waste disposal and recycling services and programs to the county’s 1.4 million residents and businesses. The SWA also provides solid waste and recycling collection services to the residents and businesses in unincorporated Palm Beach County through private haulers under exclusive franchise agreements.

The programs developed and implemented by the SWA are designed to integrate solid waste transportation, processing, recycling, resource recovery and disposal technologies, protect the environment, achieve the state’s 75% recycling and waste reduction goal and inform the public about solid waste management issues.



Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without. That’s the philosophy behind Resource Depot, where people are encouraged to give discarded materials a new life through art and education. For nearly 20 years, Resource Depot has tackled Palm Beach County’s growing waste problem by rescuing unwanted and excess materials, turning waste into wonder. Resource Depot collects donations from businesses and individuals and redistributes the items to teachers, artists, families, and other non-profit organizations that need them, encouraging creative, hands-on learning and innovation. Learn what we do and how you can have a more positive environmental impact, with simple changes to your daily life. Reduce, Refuse, Reuse, Rethink & Recycle!