Free concert kicks off week of Earth Day events at NMC

TRAVERSE CITY — A free outdoor Earth Day concert and celebration from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, April 22, will kick off a week of events marking Earth Day on campus.

Open to the public, the concert will be held under a tent outside of the NMC Innovation Center on main campus. Bands featured include headliners Erin Zindle and the Ragbirds, with openers Silver Creek Revival, and featuring The Lofteez, Stonefolk, Jimmy Olson/Friends, Avid Kain, and Skylea with David Chown. Production support and planning is being furnished by NMC Audio Tech students, along with NMC Student Life and NMC Student Government. Set changes will occur on the hour.

The concert will celebrate Earth Day and focus on environmental issues, especially water. Along with the music, information tables will be offered by campus and community groups including NMC Water Studies, the NMC Green Team, FLOW (For Love of Water) non-profit, Title Track, and more. E-waste recycling bins will also be available on main campus, accepting the following items: Computers, laptops, cell phones, modems, card readers, iPods, inkjet printer cartridges and network equipment. Earth Day events continue into the following week:

Campus cleanup (all week): Campus teams can choose a time and space to clean up at their convenience between April 22 and April 29. Trash bags and gloves will be available at the Earth Day Fair Student Success table and in the Student Success Center (Osterlin Building) all week long.

  • Grow Your Own Produce (Monday, April 25, 10 a.m.–Noon) Get a jump start on gardening and learn how to be self-sufficient. Seeds and informational handouts will be available in the NMC Innovation Center.
  • Bioregional Mapping (Tuesday April 26, 5:30 p.m.) Do you know where you’re at? Get a clue doing hands-on natural mapping with author and teacher Stephanie Mills. We'll save the earth one place at a time, and we cannot save — or love — what we can’t describe. Together we’ll chart the outlines of our habitats and blaze a trail to more to learn. Meet in the Innovation Center, Room 106/107.
  • Native Flower Planting Day (Thursday, April 28, Noon–3 p.m.) Learn the importance of native vegetation. Meet in the NMC Innovation Center. Gloves and tools will be provided.
  • Restorative Outdoor Yoga (Friday, April 29, Noon) Nature is important for mental health. Practice being mindful and respectful to the land. Meet in NMC Innovation Center, practice will be outdoors.

Release date: April 8, 2022

For more information:

Sally Smarsty
Student Success Coordinator
Phone: (231) 995-3021

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