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Friday, April 26, 2024
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Your community needs innovative leaders to enact powerful solutions now and in the future. Take charge and join us for JCCC’s FREE Epicenter 2024: Local Environmental Justice.

Local environmental justice is an initiative driven by inclusivity and involvement, examining how the policies and practices enacted in our community have broad, often unequal, environmental and health effects on those who live here.

Discover how you can effect change at the local level and inspire others to connect and collaborate.

Geared for high school juniors/seniors and college undergrads, Epicenter 2024 is open to anyone who wants to be a sustainability change-maker in environmental justice. Registration is required, with a deadline of April 19, 2024. Participants do not have to stay the whole day and can register for whichever session(s) they would like!

Conference Agenda




8:30-9 a.m.

Nerman Atrium

Check-in and continental breakfast (free for Epicenter participants)

9-9:05 a.m.


Welcome and Introduction

9:05-9:50 a.m.


Discussing what environmental justice is, the Just Transition Framework and local issues relating to it

10:05-10:50 a.m.


Panel Speakers:
Panel discussing local environmental justice work/solutions and ways we can help at JCCC and as students, staff and faculty

11-11:50 a.m.

RC 101 A/B

Lunch (free for Epicenter participants)

12-1:45 p.m.

RC 101 C/D

Interactive activity on local environmental justice plus a group discussion and reflection

1:45-2 p.m.

RC 101 C/D

Closing remarks

Meet our speakers

Register today!