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


Earth Day 2018
Earth Day 2018
Nature DIscovery
Nature DIscovery

Mott Community College will host this year’s Earth Day Celebration on April 14 from 10 a.m. to 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.

For more information visit, or contact Rebecca Gale-Gonzalez at or (810) 762-0455 or the UM-Flint office of Environment, Health and Safety at 810-766-6763.

Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and offering services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. With more than 100 academic and occupational degree programs, we help students prepare to achieve more in an ever-changing economy. Through university transfer agreements, high-demand associate's degree programs and one-year certification programs, we help ensure that all Mott students are ready to get more out of life.

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