MCC Celebrates 2017 Earth Week April 16-22

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Muskegon Community College will be hosting and sponsoring free events to celebrate 2017 Earth Week on April 16-22.

Throughout Earth Week, visitors to the college’s Hendrik Meijer Library in April can explore exhibits and books on a variety of environmental topics, such as climate change, local foods and water issues. Also, the MCC Sustainability Council will be hosting daily informational sessions on both composting and recycling at various times in the Student Union, Collegiate Hall and Gerber Lounge.

On Wednesday, April 19, MCC Biology Instructor and naturalist Theresa VanVeelen will lead a lunchtime flower walk on the Kasey Hartz Natural Area trail on campus. Those interested should meet at noon in the Stevenson Center lobby.

On Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, MCC’s Phi Theta Kappa honor society chapter is coordinating the clean-up of MCC’s Adopt-a-Highway section along Business 31. The public is invited to participate. Those interested should RSVP by email to and meet in front of MCC’s Library at 11 a.m. to carpool to the site. Volunteers must bring their own gloves and wear closed-toed shoes. Everything else will be provided.

Also on April 22, MCC is co-sponsoring the 6th Annual Earth Fair Expo at Montague High School, 4900 Stanton Blvd., in Montague, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Free and open to the public, the Expo line-up includes: games, eco products, tower gardens, prizes, plants, crafts demos, fishing, animals, gardening, watersheds, kayaks, books, health, unmanned aircraft, sustainability education, and more.

For more information about the Earth Week events, contact Heidi Feldpausch in the MCC Life Sciences Department at (231) 777-0672.