PULASKI, Tenn. – Martin Methodist College (MMC) hosted its third annual week-long EarthFest event around Earth Day to raise awareness about sustainability and help improve the Pulaski environment.

The week-long event featured various earth-friendly activities that lead up to and followed the main event of the community-wide Creek Clean-Up on Wednesday, April 18 at Sam Davis Park in Pulaski, led by MMC EarthFest volunteers and students.

“We had a tremendous response at this year’s creek clean-up, where over 100 MMC students participated,” said MMC Biology Professor Dr. Shanna Hanes. “In a span of about four hours, 563 pounds of solid waste (mostly plastic) were collected from Pleasant Run, which is a tributary of Richland Creek (our city water source). Since plastic waste can leach out harmful chemicals (BPA, etc.) and entangle wildlife—and also takes thousands of years to break down—the MMC family and Giles County community should feel proud that their students and citizens have helped improve the quality of our shared waterways in a big way.”

Martin Methodist College, founded in 1870, is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Martin Methodist offers baccalaureate degrees in 39 programs of study that include English, religious studies, music and dramatic arts, mathematics and natural sciences to business, social sciences, education, criminal justice, and nursing.

Thank you all for demonstrating how even the small community can make a big impact!

Martin Methodist College

433 West Madison St.
Pulaski, TN 38478