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Monday, November 24, 2014

WCC Earth Day Event Set For April 12

Environmentalists, recycling enthusiasts, and sustainability experts are just some of the people who will be on hand at WCC’s Earth Day Celebration on Thursday, April 12.

The event takes place from 10:00am to 2:00pm on the second floor of the Student Center building. There will be a special raptor presentation from 11:00am to noon by the Leslie Science Center. All activities are free and open to the public.

Education about environmental issues and the measures taken to address them will be the primary focus of the event.

“We hope that our students and the community members who attend will learn about and freely discuss ways in which we can live on this planet in a sustainable manner,” said Kathleen Stadtfeld, who is helping organize the event. “We welcome nonprofits, governmental organizations, and businesses to campus to share information about solutions to the many environmental problems we face. We believe that the solutions to our problems will be many and diverse, so we have invited a wide array of organizations to celebrate with us.”

Participating organizations include:

  • The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority, a Waste Knot member organization, will answer questions about public transportation and its fleet of hybrid electric buses.
  • Batteries Plus will provide information on battery recycling.
  • Breen Inc. will showcase products that promote everyday green living.
  • The City of Ann Arbor will have an exhibit on natural area preservation.
  • The Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice will share experiences in mobilizing people around the spiritual work of caring for the Earth.
  • Recycle Ann Arbor will share information about collecting, processing, and distributing recyclable materials.
  • Renewable Energy Solutions, LLC will have a display on solar and wind energy for residential and commercial use.
  • The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will answer questions about conservation.
  • Wake Up Washtenaw will share its vision and plan for sustainable, transit-oriented development in Washtenaw County.
  • Wheels In Motion Cycle & Fitness will have several bikes that are set up specifically for commuting.

For more information about the WCC Earth Day Celebration, contact Stadtfeld at 734-973-3487 or kathys@wccnet.edu.

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