2018-04-12 / Living

Earth Day Celebration at MCC to feature live animals and free trees

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) will host this year’s Earth Day Celebration on April 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Regional Technology Center on the College’s man campus in Flint. The event is free and open to the public.

Due to multiple community events on April 14, it is recommended to use Court Street when traveling to campus.

The event includes:

• FREE up-cycled t-shirts, screen printed on site by MCC’s Graphics Design students with Jim Shurter, Associate Professor of Art;

• Nature Discovery will bring live animals including snakes, lizards and turtles, and provide information on the animals and their habitats;

• FREE tree seedlings from the Conservation Corps;

• A recycled art contest for all ages; and

• Earth-friendly product vendors and food trucks.

“We are excited this year to have Professor Shurter and his students up-cycling t-shirts with original screen print designs to give away free to all our guests,” said Rebecca Gale-Gonzalez, Earth Day Planning Team and MCC Green Initiatives Team (GRiT) Chair. “The entire event is a zero waste event, which is underscored by the up-cycled shirts and our recycled art contest,” she added.

The Earth Day Celebration is co-sponsored by Mott Community College, the University of Michigan-Flint, Kettering University and Earth Matters. “We are excited to have the event returning to Mott Community College this year with some great student involvement as in years past. The Regional Technology Center is a great new venue on the MCC campus for the 2018 Earth Day Celebration,” said Lora Rometsch, Environmental Health and Safety at UM-Flint. Student volunteers will help facilitate the Zero Waste goal with an outdoor clean-up on campus during the event, coordinated by FUEL (Future Urban Environmental Leaders), a UM-Flint student organization, Rometsch added.

“Kettering University is pleased to once again partner with our fellow colleges for this year’s Earth Day Celebration. We look forward to helping foster green initiative efforts,” said Katie Jones, Kettering University Auxiliary Services Assistant.

Details: Call 810-762-0455 or 810-766- 6763. — G.G.

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