“Earth Day” projects set for Jackson and Meridian Township

JACKSON, Mich (WLNS) – Tomorrow is “Earth Day“, a celebration of peace and environmentalism, recognized in countries all over the globe.

Some events locally are contributing to those lofty goals.

Today Consumers Energy employees will fan out across five different sites in the city of Jackson volunteering to help clean and beautify the areas.

From 9:00 a.m. to noon they’re picking up trash, cutting back overgrowth and raking debris from areas.

Crews will be working in Ella Sharp Park, the Martin Luther King Junior Recreation Center and the MLK Diversity Trail.

And in Meridian Township they’ll trying to set a world record for the most electronics recycled.

People are encouraged to bring their old electronics, including televisions, to Chippewa Middle School” in Okemos from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. tomorrow.

They can’t accept things like batteries, smoke detectors, lighting, thermostats, coffee makers or toasters.

Other large waste items will be recycled as well.

ONLINE: Earth Day 2017

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