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LCC to celebrate Earth Day April 22

LCC to celebrate Earth Day April 22

Chloe Gregg

By Chloe Gregg
Associate Editor

LCC is hosting a celebration for Earth Day in Gannon’s Michigan Room on Friday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event will begin with a welcome and keynote on climate change and Mother Earth presented by Frank Ettawagishik.

Ettawagishik is a citizen of Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians, the president on the Board of the Association on American Indian Affairs, and executive director of the United Tribes of Michigan.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Indigenous People Awareness Committee, Health and Human Services, Arts and Sciences and the LCC library.

LCC Chief Diversity Office Tonya Bailey of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion said Earth Day can be used as a day of reflection for everyone.

"Our celebration of Earth Day provides an opportunity for all of us to reflect on what we are doing individually and collectively to make our planet a more sustainable and livable environment,” Bailey said. “This event gives us a chance to demonstrate our community and encourages LCC students and employees to work together for the livable community we serve."

LCC Diversity Project Coordinator Jonathan Rosewood said the event will demonstrate support for environmental protection.

“This event will allow the LCC community (students, faculty and staff) to get out into the greater Lansing Community to give back,” Rosewood said. “Volunteers will be turning over compost, painting planters, digging and turning over the ground, and cleaning up park areas.”

For more information on this event or to RSVP, visit here.

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