SPRING CLASSES RESTART ONLINE
Spring classes and services restart the week of March 29 online only. Details are available on jjc.edu.
March 25, 2020 02:50:34
Our campus is sustainable because it is environmentally healthy, economically sufficient and socially inclusive. Breaking up the word "sustainability" into these three parts (environmental, economic and social) helps us adequately define sustainability on our campus. Check out a few examples below.
April is Earth Month! JJC is hosting several activities from March 28 to April 24.
Saturday March 28, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
During Earth Hour, citizens and businesses are asked to power down all nonessential lights.
Spring Clothes Collection
March 2 to April 13
Students and community members can bring gently used clothing to the collection boxes located around Main Campus and Romeoville Campus. The clothing collected will be cleaned and sorted for JJC’s Swap-O-Rama.
Bring your old batteries to the Technical Department on Main Campus, or interoffice them to Maria Rafac (T-1061).
Documentary Screening: The True Cost
April 7, 3 p.m. (D-2001)
Stop by to watch this documentary about clothing. It will touch on the clothes we wear, the people who make them and the impact the industry is having on our world. While the price of clothing has decreased for decades, the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. Filmed in countries all over the world and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers.
April 20-21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lower Level J
Community members and students can “shop” at our FREE pop-up secondhand shop.
Earth Day Expo
April 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., JJC Bridge
The Earth Day Expo is making a return to JJC! Featuring local businesses to nonprofits, this event will offer attendees free food, giveaways and items for sale! Want to participate as a vendor? Contact Mia Bergbower at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Party in the Arby
April 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Plant trees, play games and enjoy food, all in the JJC Arboretum! This event was created to celebrate the arboretum, our Tree Campus USA accreditation, and our push to receive official arboretum status. Games include frisbee, bags, football, soccer and more!
The JJC Sustainability Union will post actions on our iCampus page and on our Instagram account (@sustainabilityunion) all month long. Actions involve waste reduction, transportation, practicing mindfulness, energy reduction and more! These actions are a great way to try something new and to make a difference. For more information, email Mia Bergbower email@example.com.
Environmental sustainability is about not depleting our vital natural resources faster than they are renewed to ensure that people and other species live well now and in the future. You can:
JJC offers priority parking spaces for hybrid and Low Emission Vehicles (LEV).
Have a hybrid or low emissions vehicle and want to park in one of our spaces?
Have an electric car?
Electric vehicle drivers can park and power up at the same time with JJC's ChargePoint Electric Car Charging Stations. The ChargePoint Electric Car Charging Stations are in East Lot 2.
Learn in our environmentally friendly (LEED certified (PDF)) buildings or take a class online. Providing quality education while using the least amount of resources is one of our sustainable priorities.
Explore the self-guided prairie and forest trails on Main Campus! The college has 2.75 miles of paved trail and two miles of unpaved nature trails. The paved trail is part of the Rock Run Trail. The Rock Run Trail connects to the 61-mile I&M Canal Trail.
There are many landmarks along these trails, such as a limestone wall that was built by Confederate Civil War prisoners. Also, there are granite boulders brought down from the north by a glacier 12,000 years ago.
JJC offers recycling for:
Learn more by calling Facilities at extensions x2553 or x2332.
Economic sustainability is about the economic climate evolving to meet the needs of the people by being efficient, responsible, and dependable for the long term. You can:
At JJC, you can complete your associate degree for approximately one third of the cost of two years at a public or private institution.
JJC offers 100+ scholarships every semester and anyone can apply no matter your grades, age, status or financial need.
Scholarships are awarded based on academic standing, leadership, specialized talents, ethnic origin, financial need, etc.
Looking for a part time job as you work through school? JJC offers multiple job and internship opportunities on and off campus.
Social sustainability is about education, diversity, tolerance, inclusion, empathy, and equity achieved by a strong civil society and a developed sense of community. You can:
JJC offers 180+ degree and certificate programs taught by expert and diverse faculty.
As a community college, JJC is invested in community support and development and offers community outreach opportunities and resources such as:
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