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North Central Michigan College will celebrate Earth Week April 17-23 with a variety of free and open to the public events. Earth Day EveryDay serves to honor the many people and organizations in Northern Michigan who, every day, instill the principles of Earth Day into the life of our community. Its goal is to demonstrate the educational and career opportunities that are present right here in our own community and to inspire us to take personal actions to care for the Earth every day. All events are on the Petoskey campus unless otherwise noted.
The signature gathering for Earth Day EveryDay will be on Saturday, April 22 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Iron Horse Café. The keynote speaker will be Doug Craven, Director, Natural Resources Department for the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians. He will speak on the Environmental Practices of the LTBB. The keynote address will be followed by a rapid fire panel discussion of representatives from community organizations led by Kerri Finlayson and Seamus Norgaard, North Central instructors. Participants will include Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, Emmet County Recycling Center, Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Groundworks Center for Resilient Communities. Dinner and small group discussions will follow.
All events are FREE and open to the public, but reservations are required. Please call 231-348-6613 or email [email protected] to reserve a spot.
Earth Day EveryDay is planned as an annual event sponsored by the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program of North Central Michigan College in Petoskey.
North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School®.