HFCC celebrates Earthstock April 22

The HFCC Student Environmental Association will present the Fifth Annual Earthstock Festival Tuesday, April 22. This event takes place between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. outside the Student and Culinary Arts Center on the main campus.

The 2014 Earthstock is an event that works to foster environmental awareness and celebrate our natural world. HFCC and the Student Environmental Association invites the local government entities, environmental organizations, student clubs, and college programs to showcase their work and how they are helping to refashion our world in a sustainable way.

The theme of this year's festival is "Connecting the Threads: Refashioning the World." To support this theme, the Student Environmental Club will conduct a used clothing drive. All interested individuals may bring in unwanted but clean, folded used clothing in plastic bags. Please deliver all clothing to the Student Club Room or Student Activities Office located in the Student and Culinary Arts Center.

In addition, we encourage all faculty members—in the spirit of renewing our world—to bring their classes to the festival. The following is a schedule of events:

  • 11 a.m. Event begins.
  • 11:30 a.m. Josh Osborn, director of the Environmental Studies Program, moderates a forum on our Environment.
  • 12:15 p.m. Music, food, and special guests.
  • 1 p.m. Welcome by HFCC President Stan Jensen & AFT, Local 1650 President John McDonald, who will address "Going Green at HFCC."
  • 1:15 p.m. Dr. Michael LoPresto presents "Climate Changing: What's in it for You?"
  • 1:35 p.m. Kevin Dewey and the HFCC Concert Choir present "Songs for mother Earth."
  • 1:55 p.m. Music from a surprise mystery guest.
  • 2:30 p.m. Sr. Gloria Rivera, IHM, head of Great Lakes Bioneers of Detroit, presents "Re-Imagining Detroit."
  • 3 p.m. Earth Day Parade to launch site.
  • 3:40 p.m. Unveiling of Earthstock Used Clothing Global Mural titled "Connecting the Threads: Refashioning the World."

Faculty members who are unable to bring their class are encouraged to urge their students to attend. Free food, festivities, and fun for all ages will be abundant.

For more information, please contact Bill Secrest at 313.845.6441.