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April 2015


Crop Mob - Harvesting for Lunch

1-5 p.m. | Horticulture Science Center (HSC)

* Please RSVP to


Epicenter Conference

Epicenter is a platform for students and teachers to learn about sustainability, share resources and connect individual projects being led by students and schools. Students from any academic discipline and experience level are encouraged to attend.

This year, Epicenter will focus on making the regions food system more sustainable and how students’ career choices can help that process. For ideas from the far, local restaurateurs, grocers, food policy experts and for your own table, join us for this free conference

Refer to the Epicenter Schedule of events. 


Sustainability/Conservation TED Talks

9 a.m.-1 p.m. | GEB 233, Craig Auditorium

April 22nd is officially Earth Day! Join the members of the Student Environmental Alliance for short lectures, TED Talks on sustainability and all things environmental. Do you have a TED Talk you'd like us to highlight? * Let us know by emailing Sustainability at JCCC.

Rain Date: 4/29
Participants will be notified.


Clothing Swap, Bike Blended Smoothies, Recycling Jeopardy

11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Fountain Square

What’s recyclable? What’s compostable? How can you help support student scholarships by recycling more on campus? Test your recycling and composting knowledge in this game and win prizes. Prizes donated by Whole Foods Market.


How Slow Can You Go Walking Tour

2-2:30 p.m. | Outside COM (foot of the stairs)

Join members of the Student Environmental Alliance and Student Sustainability Committee to take a sustainability related walking tour around campus. We will use a student researched and designed brochure to help point out developments as you go. Wrap things up at Galileo's Pavilion and participate in the sustainability book club's discussion of Andrew Zolli and Anne Marie Healy's "Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back".

Sustainability Book Group Discussion

2:30 p.m., Following the Tour | GP 101

Andrew Zolli and Ann Marie Healy's book "Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back" offers many prompts for interesting discussions about the future of sustainability, our communities, and avenues to building stronger organizations. Join us at the end of your campus walking tour to cap off an active and engaging afternoon.


All Week Activities

Bagless Bookstore – This Student Environmental Alliance, Student Sustainability Committee funded project will help us keep both single-use cups and bottles and single-use bags out of the landfill. Buy a reusable cup or bottle at the bookstore or C-Store during Earth Week and get a free ChicoBag reusable shopping bag (retail value $7). Divert waste from landfill and reduce your carbon footprint. Don't forget, you will get a $0.30 discount for using that cup on campus.

Double Punches for Reusable Cups - Bring a reusable cup to any coffee bar on campus and get double punches during Earth Week!

Campuswide Idea Contest – Closes April 30. The Student Sustainability Committee wants to hear from you! Proposals of all sizes are welcome. Projects can range from student awareness programs, to behavior change campaigns, to infrastructure upgrades or installation. Areas of focus might be transportation, energy efficiency, upcycling, and waste management. Be creative! Criteria and awards are listed at sustainable ideas.

Instagram Contest – will be included on all; social media – sustainablejccc, #sustainablejccc

* Please RSVP where requested so we can prepare for the appropriate amount of projects and refreshments.

Earth Days is sponsored by the JCCC Center for Sustainability and the JCCC Student Sustainability Committee.
Email Sustainability at JCCC for more information.