MCC Hosts Earth Day Celebration April 22

(Bradenton, Fla., April 13, 2005) - Manatee Community College (MCC) will host an Earth Day celebration sponsored by the college's Earth Club from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, April 22, at MCC Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West. The day's theme will be "Sustainable Living in Florida." A highlight will be a presentation with live animals by Sarasota Jungle Gardens to be held 11:45 to 12:30 p.m. in the Student Union.  The band, Stone Soup, will perform from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This year's celebration marks the 35th anniversary of Earth Day, a day set aside to celebrate the Earth and bring attention to environmental issues. The Southwest Florida Water Management District and Sustainable Sarasota are two other participants in the MCC celebration. A variety of outdoor Expo booths will offer educational materials. A camp site will illustrate the dos and don'ts of safe camping. Hybrid cars and natural foods are other topics that will be explored.

MCC's Earth Day celebration is free and open to the public. For more information, call Earth Club advisor Don Hall at (941) 752-5486 or visit the club's Web site at:


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