Story by JCCC Student Environmental Alliance

JCCC Students Celebrate Earth Day

10:30am - 3pm CST - THURSDAY - 4/16/2009

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Johnson County Community College’s Student Environmental Alliance will celebrate Earth Day with Going Green 2009 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST, on Thursday, April 16, in the Commons Building Corner Lounge and Courtyard. The event is free and open to the public. Students will be promoting awareness of environmental issues, ideas and actions.

Participants include the JCCC’s Student Environmental Alliance, Kansas City Food Circle, Great Plains Clean Energy Alliance, Lakeside Nature Center, Johnson County Environmental Department (Solid Waste Management, Air Quality, and Household Waste), Sierra Club, Root Deep Urban Farm, Burroughs Audubon Society, Smart Car, Johnson County Transit, Ride Share/Mid-America Regional Council, JCCC’s bookstore, JCCC’s dining services sustainability subcommittee, Locally Grown JCCC Community Supported Agriculture, Heartland Habitat for Humanity, S.O.5 Initiative, JCCC’s interior design student association, Motor Heads Scoot and Cycle and Heartland Tree Alliance.

Guest speakers include John Schmidt from The Land Institute, Jill Crawford from Bridging the Gap, Jay Antle from JCCC’s sustainability committee, William Nana from S.O.5 Initiative and Mary English from the Climate Project.

Music will be performed by Glass Axe, Bobby Yarsulik and Adam Blackwood in the courtyard.

For more information, contact Lydia Blackwood, president, JCCC’s Student Environmental Alliance, at 785-393-2967.