ITC Michigan Supports Go Green Youth Challenge

ITC Supports Go Green Youth Challenge

Michigan Arbor Day Alliance initiative raises awareness for the trees

LANSING, Mich., Jan. 14, 2013 – Michigan Arbor Day Alliance announced today that ITC  is contributing $10,000 to support its 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. 14 – April 1, 2013.  The coins collected will directly fund community tree plantings.

“ITC is pleased to lend our support to worthwhile causes, including this one to support 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.”

“This is a great boost to the Go Green Youth Challenge.  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 26 at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing.

In addition to the coin collection program, there will also be a Creative Writing Contest included in the 2013 initiative.  K-12 students are urged to utilize their imagination and tell us “What Do Trees Mean To You?”  The contest will run alongside the coin collection.  Details and rules can be found at www.miarbordayalliance.com/creative-writing-contest.

For more information or to sign up for the “Go Green Youth Challenge,” contact Michigan Arbor Day Alliance at gogreenyouthchallenge@gmail.com 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.

ABOUT ITCTRANSMISSION:

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.

ABOUT METC:

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.

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