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MCC Events to Celebrate 2018 Earth Week
April 15 - April 22
Muskegon Community College will be hosting and sponsoring free events, coordinated by the MCC Joint Sustainability Council, to celebrate 2018 Earth Week in April.
From Friday, April 13, through Friday, April 20, a Used Book Giveaway will be held in the MCC Science Center hallway. The public is encouraged to stop by and pick up the books. MCC faculty and staff may donate used books by no later than Friday, April 6, to Jennifer Darling in Room 1134.
“The Joint Sustainability Council has organized this as one of the Earth Week Events as a way of emphasizing the three Rs – reduce, reuse, recycle,” explained MCC Biology Instructor Theresa VanVeelen. “There will be many books, enough for a couple books per person, from paperback novels to art/drawing hardback books.”
On Saturday, April 14, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants are asked to meet at 9:45am by the Muskegon Community College sign near the front entrance doors and will carpool to the site. Volunteers must bring their own gloves and wear closed-toed shoes. Everything else will be provided.
From Wednesday, April 18, through Friday, April 20, a recycling display with information about the various types of recyclable items will be located in the MCC main entrance lobby. Visitors can register for drawings for refillable water bottle prizes.
From Monday, April 16, through Friday, April 20, Earth Day-inspired paintings by students in MCC Instructor Tim Norris’ Painting I class will be displayed around campus.
“In connection to this year’s Earth Week theme of ‘End Plastic Pollution,’” the students are creating compositions contrasting either one plastic object against several natural ones or vice versa,” explained Norris. “They’re also embedding additive textural materials into the painting surfaces, developing it in relief with actual texture and three-dimensional projections. The idea here is to subtly suggest the contrast between nature and the human-made world without hitting the viewer over the head with a sledgehammer to convey a visual message.”
For more information about the Earth Week events, contact MCC Joint Sustainability Council Chair Tamera Owens at (231) 777-0289.