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Saturday, August 17, 2019

WCC Earth Day Festival Combines Fun and Education

How can we all live more sustainably on the earth? Students, employees, and community members will have an opportunity to get answers to that question at WCC’s eighth annual Earth Day Festival Thursday, April 16, from 10:00am to 2:00pm on the first floor of the Student Center building. All events are free and open to the public.

Over 30 local and national nature and environmental groups and companies will be on hand to discuss topics such as land conservation, recycling, and global warming. Exhibitors will include the Leslie Science and Nature Center, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wheels in Motion bike shop, Whole Foods Market, Ann Arbor Transportation Authority, and many more.

Green technologies such as solar collectors, hybrid automobiles, and an electric motorcycle will also be on display. Food, entertainment, and live animals will round out the festival.

“We are sponsoring this festival to highlight the many environmental groups and resources in our community,” said Dale Petty, an electronics instructor at WCC and member of the College’s Environmental Committee. “With a growing awareness of the human impact on the natural environment, students and others are looking for ways to conserve resources and live greener lives. This event provides them with opportunities to learn more.”

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