Mid Michigan Waste Authority – Public Education
Public Outreach & Community Events
Mid Michigan Waste Authority takes to the road several times each year, participating in local community events such as the D.E.A.R. – Drop Everything and Read event.
Upon request, MMWA educates with enthusiasm business organizations and community groups on the benefits of recycling and living green. We love to talk trash! Contact us for more information.
Earth Day – April 22
Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970 and in the over 40 years that have passed, Earth Day has become the world’s largest secular civic event. More than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities through more than 20,000 partners in over 190 countries across the globe.
Earth Day is a time to create new global policies, increase local efforts and take personal pledges to accelerate environmental progress. It is also a time to celebrate improvements we’ve already made. Not only Earth Day BUT Every Day is a time to act to protect our planet. Celebrating Earth Day Every Day means doing things that save energy, conserve water, reducing, reusing and recycling what we can and making choices that protect our environment.
Each year, Mid Michigan Waste Authority sponsors a one-day Earth Day event, Go Wild! Celebrate Earth Day at the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square in Saginaw. A variety of Earth Day Partners are invited to join the educational and fun-filled day that attracts over 1,500 children and their families.
America Recycles Day – November 15
About America Recycles Day
Since 1997, November 15 has marked America Recycles Day, the culmination of hundreds of activities and events around the nation created to draw attention to the importance of recycling and buying recycled products. As part of the campaign, people throughout Michigan participate in various activities and events leading up to America Recycles Day.
Each year Mid Michigan Waste Authority celebrates America Recycles Day with a number of activities. Many of the 35 member communities recognize the importance of recycling and purchasing recycled content products by passing resolutions and proclamations. Residents make a promise to recycle by making a commitment on a pledge card. Everyone who makes a commitment is entered to win great prizes from Mid Michigan Waste Authority and its sponsors.