WCC celebrated Earth Day in grand style on April 10 with a series of booths and demonstrations that filled the Student Center and North Plaza. Attendees were exposed to a wide variety of solutions to today’s environmental challenges.

Many WCC faculty, staff and students were involved and presented information regarding:

  • Recycling
  • Low Carbon Commuting
  • Building healthy neighborhoods with community gardens and shopping at local Farmer’s Markets
  • Powering homes with energy from the sun
  • Protecting the Great Lakes

Participating organizations included:  AAATA/Ride, Ann Arbor Nissan, ArborBike, BGreen, Clean Water Action, Cobblestone Farm Market, Current Motors, Gene Butman Ford, Great Lakes Fishing Commission, Growing Hope, Hudson Mills Metropark, Huron River Watershed Council, Huron Valley Group, Sierra Club, Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, Iris Waste Diversion Specialists, More Buses Campaign, Natural Area Preservation, Recycle Ann Arbor, Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy, Suburban Chevrolet, U.S. Geological Survey, WCC Bookstore/Barnes & Noble, WCC Environmental Committee, WCC Environmental Science Program, WCC Facilities Management, WCC Healthy Lifestyle Club, WCC Recycling Operations, WCC School of Child Care Professionals, Wheels in Motion, Washtenaw Technical Middle College and the Ypsilanti Food Coop.

For more information about WCC’s involvement with preserving the Earth’s resources, visit http://sustainable.wccnet.edu.

Geology instructor (L to R) Suzanne Albach and Biology instructor Dr. Emily Thompson share a smile at their Earth Day booth.

Geology instructor (L to R) Suzanne Albach and Biology instructor Dr. Emily Thompson share a smile at their Earth Day booth.

Computer Information Systems faculty member (L to R) Phil Geyer learns from Energy and Systems Integration Manager Bill Ghrist and Recycling Operations Manager Barry Wilkins, about how remote monitoring of lighting, temperature and humidity are being used to reduce energy consumption on campus.

Computer Information Systems faculty member (L to R) Phil Geyer learns from Energy and Systems Integration Manager Bill Ghrist and Recycling Operations Manager Barry Wilkins, about how remote monitoring of lighting, temperature and humidity are being used to reduce energy consumption on campus.

Former WCC computer science instructor Larry Krieg explains the details of environmentally sustainable transportation systems.

Former WCC computer science instructor Larry Krieg explains the details of environmentally sustainable transportation systems.

Energy and Systems Integration Manager Bill Ghrist demonstrates how new remote devices and software that monitors lighting, temperature and humidity are being used to reduce energy consumption on campus.

Energy and Systems Integration Manager Bill Ghrist demonstrates how new remote devices and software that monitors lighting, temperature and humidity are being used to reduce energy consumption on campus.