Johnson County Community College

Earth Days is JCCC’s biggest spring semester event. Held during the week surrounding Earth Day (April 22) we have a full calendar with dozens of ways you can get involved on campus, from harvesting lunch to hearing nationally recognized speakers.

April 2019 Events

Sustainability Idea Contest

April 1-30, 2019 — All Campus

The Student Sustainability Committee wants to hear from you! Proposals for sustainability projects 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, waste management, and many more. Be creative! Remember, proposals are due April 30.

Les contes de la nuit (Tales of the Night)

Friday, April 19, 2019, 6:30 p.m. — Hudson Auditorium, Nerman Museum

Join staff from the Center for Sustainability for a free viewing of this award-winning silhouette animated feature that takes viewers to Medieval Europe, Tibet, the Land of the Dead, the African plains and other locations through the eyes of two kids and their friend, a projection technician with an amazing computer. Post-film discussion will focus on the ways storytelling can serve as a powerful tool for preserving our relationships to the natural world. This film is also part of JCCC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. Celebrate and Connect!, #JCCC50

Farm Work Day

Monday, April 22, 2019, 1-4 p.m. — Open Petal Farm

Make friends and get your hands dirty as we volunteer to harvest greens, radishes and peas from the campus farm. RSVP to prior to the event.

Farm Lunch

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. — Food Court Pop-Up Area

Enjoy a fresh Farm Lunch! For just $5 you can enjoy produce that was harvested from JCCC’s Open Petal Farm. This meal is sponsored by the Student Sustainability Committee.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — COM Plaza

You’ll be treated to:

  • People-powered snacks
  • A clothing swap: To participate, bring clean clothes in good condition to OCB 157C after April 1. For every item swapped in, you will receive a ticket to swap out the equivalent number of items at EarthFest. No time to clean out your closet? Simply purchase an item at the swap for $1.

Earth Days Waste Audit

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. — COM Plaza

Ever wonder what happens to all that recycling that we toss in the bins? Help sort through campus recycling at the Earth Days Waste Audit. Sustainability interns will help you identify contamination and learn about single stream recycling.

Recycle Extravaganza

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. — Main Campus

Spring cleaning? JCCC is hosting the Overland Park Spring 2019 Recycle Extravaganza and invites you to bring your recyclable items to campus. This event is open to everyone – residents and nonresidents. To participate, enter campus from the south entrance on Quivira Road.