FLINT, MI -- A Flint environmental education program is scheduled to launch Monday, April 21.
Green Life is a community education program for Flint residents and businesses that want to learn more about local environmental concerns and management solutions. The program's first-ever event is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, at the YWCA of Greater Flint, 310 E. Third St. in Flint.
At the kick-off event Monday, YWCA employees and residents will learn from Republic Services about recycling and will receive recycling bins for each floor in the building, courtesy of Communities First, Inc., the organization that created the program.
Monday's event will also bring in Flint Mayor Dayne Walling to show support for the program and Kindergarteners from Alpha Montessori School in Flint to participate in fun, educational activities.
Future Green Life events will include community forums in each ward of the city to cover topics such as recycling, energy efficiency, pollution reduction, water conservation and environmentally friendly cleaning products. These forums will be fun and educational for children and adults, with food and giveaways.
Communities First, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is a nonprofit community development corporation based in Flint that, according to a news release, aims to "promote and provide an improved quality of life to residents of distressed communities through economic development and affordable housing solutions."
For more information on the Green Life program or Monday's kickoff event, contact Communities First, Inc. at (810) 422-5358.