MCC Celebrates Earth Week April 18-23

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Muskegon Community College will celebrate Earth Week 2015 with a series of events scheduled for April 18-23 on campus and in the community.

As part of MCC’s participation in “A Billion Acts of Green,” community members engaged in environmentally actions are encouraged to register their green activity on a paper tag and hang it on the MCC “Love the Earth Tree” in Gerber Lounge. Paper tags and instructions are located by the tree. Everyone is encouraged to participate.

On Saturday, April 18, Muskegon County resident only will be able to recycle hazardous wastes, electronics and tires from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the City of Muskegon Department of Public Works, 1350 E. Keating. For more info, visit  or contact Sara Damm at (231) 724-8846.

“Storm: A Maritime Visual Concert Experience” comes to the MCC Overbrook Theater for one show only Saturday evening at 7 p.m. Presented by the USS Silversides Museum, the story of local shipwrecks features images, ballads and more by videographer Ric Mixter and musician Dan Hall. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students or museum members. Tickets can be purchased at the MCC (231) 777-0324 or at the USS Silversides Museum (231) 755-1230.

On Monday-Thursday, April 20-25, the PowerPoints “Me Recycle? Why?” and “MCC Recycles!” illustrating the importance of recycling  will be shown from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in MCC’s Collegiate Hall.

On Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, MCC will hold the “Quarterline Road Litter Clean Up” takes place from 7:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Volunteers are asked to meet at the MCC softball field at Marquette and Quarterline for maps and safety instructions. From 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., the “Wild Wacky Bin Toss” takes place in the Student Union. Participants will learn how to recycle while competing for prizes. The MCC Dining Services will feature “Earth Worms Pudding Cups.”

On Thursday, April 23, the Student Union will be the location for “Recycle What? Where?” from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Participants will learn how to recycle in minutes with this quick, fun game. Prizes will be awarded. From 12:30-2:30 p.m., the “Nature Trail Litter Clean Up” will focus on the Kasey Hartz Nature Trail behind the MCC main campus.  Volunteers should meet in Room 255 – the Biology Lab – to pick up supplies and afterward to return their collected litter there afterward.

For more Muskegon Area Earth Week activities, see visit