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ITC Supports the Go Green Youth Challenge
Jan 27, 2016 --

ITC Supports Go Green Youth Challenge

Michigan Arbor Day Alliance & ITC working together to make Michigan greener

LANSING, Mich., Jan. 26, 2016 – Michigan Arbor Day Alliance(MADA) is proud to announce that ITC Michiganis contributing $10,000 to support the 2016 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. Pre-K-12 students are challenged to collect coins, as an individual, classroom or club, from Jan. 11 – March 28, 2016.  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 Luba Sitar, ITC Manager of Customer Relations and Community Education. “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.”

“MADA is excited to partner once again with ITC. They have been fantastic to work with in this initiative and their passion and support for education and outreach has helped us make this program what it is today,” 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 29 at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing.

This challenge will once again feature a Creative Writing Contest.  K-12 students are urged to utilize their imagination and tell us “What would happen if trees were in charge?”  MADA hopes that they see a great turnout of entries this year.  Details, rules and entry forms can be found at www.miarbordayalliance.org.

For more information or to sign up for the Go Green Youth Challenge, contact Michigan Arbor Day Alliance at gogreenyouthchallenge@gmail.comor visit www.miarbordayalliance.org.

The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance is a program of the Eaton Conservation District.

 

 

ABOUT ITC MICHIGAN

In Michigan, operating entities ITCTransmissionand 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 3,000 circuit miles of transmission lines in southeast Michigan. ITC's focus on transmission and grid expansion drives operational excellence and delivers superior value for customers, communities and other stakeholders.

About Michigan Electric Transmission Company (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 5,600 circuit miles of transmission lines in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. ITC's focus on transmission and grid expansion drives operational excellence and delivers superior value for customers, communities and other stakeholders.

 


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