ITC Supports Go Green Youth Challenge
Michigan Arbor Day Alliance initiative seeks to inspire and engage
LANSING, Mich., Feb. 24, 2014 – Michigan Arbor Day Alliance is proud to announce that ITC Michigan is contributing $10,000 to support the 2014 Go Green Youth Challenge initiative.
The Go Green Youth Challenge will engage Michigan youth in environmental stewardship, community development and service-learning through a statewide effort to plant trees in Michigan. Children, pre-K through 12th grade, are challenged to collect coins, as an individual, classroom or club, from Jan. 13 – March 31, 2014. The coins collected will directly fund community tree plantings and statewide community outreach efforts.
“ITC actively supports key educational and environmental programs across the state, including the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance,” said Gregory Ioanidis, president of ITC Michigan. “We are proud to contribute to positive change throughout the region through public and private partnerships, especially those that engage youth and support environmental stewardship.”
“ITC is a fantastic partner in this initiative; their passion and support of this program has helped us expand and make this program what it is. We are excited to partner again with ITC to raise awareness about the importance of trees and involving youth in that conversation,” said Jennifer Hunnell, Michigan Arbor Day Alliance Program Coordinator.
The team that raises the most for the Go Green Youth Challenge will be awarded a tree planting in their community and an invitation to the State Arbor Day Celebration on April 25 at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing.
This challenge will feature the Creative Writing Contest once again this year. K-12 students are urged to utilize their imagination and tell us what “If Trees Could Talk.” Students across the state submitted a grand total of 479 entries in the 2013 contest! Hopes are high for the second year to see just as good a turnout. Details and rules can be found here.
For more information or to sign up for the Go Green Youth Challenge, contact Michigan Arbor Day Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.miarbordayalliance.com.
The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance is a program of the Eaton Conservation District.
ABOUT ITC MICHIGAN
In Michigan, operating entities ITCTransmission and Michigan Electric Transmission Company, LLC (METC) serve most of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
International Transmission Company (d/b/a ITCTransmission) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp., the nation’s largest independent electricity transmission company. Based in Novi, Michigan, ITCTransmission owns, operates and maintains approximately 2,800 circuit miles of transmission lines in southeast Michigan, serving a population of 5.1 million.
Michigan Electric Transmission Company, LLC (METC) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp., the nation’s largest independent electricity transmission company. Based in Novi, Michigan, METC owns, operates and maintains approximately 5,500 circuit miles of transmission lines in the western and northern portions of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, serving 4.9 million people.