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SUNDAY- MONDAY: EPA Administrator to Travel to Northern California, Will Speak with Students, Business and Civic Leaders

Release Date: 06/10/2011
Contact Information: EPA Press Office,

WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will visit Northern California June 12 and 13, where she will speak with students and local business leaders about how innovation and clean technology can protect Americans’ health, strengthen our economy and create jobs.

Administrator Jackson will deliver commencement remarks to graduates of the University of California at Santa Cruz’s College Ten on Sunday afternoon. She will discuss EPA's environmental justice efforts with students who have focused their studies on social justice issues.

On Monday, Administrator Jackson will join Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson at a meeting of the Greenwise Sacramento initiative. Through the initiative, Mayor Johnson is working to make Sacramento a hub for clean technology and Administrator Jackson will discuss the job creation and health benefits that come with clean energy development. While in Sacramento, she will also attend a roundtable with CEOs of regional businesses and participate in a meeting with state environmental officials.

*** Credentialed press who would like to interview Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and/or attend the events should e-mail to RSVP. Please include your name, media affiliation and contact information in your request.

SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011

12:00 p.m. PDT Press Availability
UC Santa Cruz University House
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

1:30 p.m. PDT Commencement
2011 College Ten Commencement Ceremony
Lower West Field
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011

10 a.m. PDT Greenwise Meeting
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95812