Mid Michigan Community College Goes Green and Receives Grant

The Mid Green Sustainability Committee at Mid Michigan Community College recently received a $ 5,000 grant from Isabella Wind, a renewable energy project from Apex Clean Energy. The grant will be used to improve environmental and clean energy initiatives on campus.

The committee is responsible for implementing environmental awareness campaigns and initiatives on all campuses. Earlier this year, Mid Green hosted an official recycling day and encouraged staff members to safely dispose of paper documents with the help of a trained shredder service.

The committee was also instrumental in setting up recycling bins on every campus and in every classroom. Students, staff and visitors now have the option to recycle paper products and bottles or cans in specifically identified containers.

“As a member of the Mid Green Committee, I am pleased with the progress we have made towards sustainability on campus and I am delighted to improve our progress,” said Diane Miller, professor of speech therapy at Mid.

Plans include additional sorting-style lids for recycling bins and expanded recycling possibilities for staff.

“Mid plays a vital role with young adults in Michigan communities, raising their awareness of societal issues, like energy, and empowering them with the knowledge to make an impact on these issues,” said Albert Jongewaard , director of public affairs for Apex. “We are very happy to have the opportunity to support these important efforts.”