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We are the (Re)Generation

"Together we can support a (Re)generative (Re)covery by RE-thinking what is possible. What we've learned from the Coronavirus pandemic crisis is that the generations need to support each other. We are not Boomers, Gen X-ers, Millenials, Gen Z, or whatever comes after Gen Z.  We are living at this pivotal moment, we are all part of the Re-Generation. If that vision of ‘after’ resonates with you, tell us how you identify with the (Re)Generation…show us your (Re)Action."

-Miya K.,East Bay Parent 

Show us your story of how you take action at home and in your community. 


We are the (Re)Generation Toolkit 

Building off the student work from our 2020 Virtual Earth Day and May the 4Rs Be With You social media contest, the We are the (Re)Generation Toolkit is an action-based storytelling platform for students, families and school communities to collectively create and re-envision a new sustainable and regenerative earth story with caring at the core. Through creative, reflective and meaningful activities participants can easily take action from home. Participants share how they took action, and ultimately ask, “What Are Your 4Rs?”. Stories may be shared on our social media channels and our StopWaste Stakeholder Schools Network to inspire others to take action.   

 

We Are the (Re)Generation Digital Stories 

To see how teachers and students used this toolkit to share their 4Rs stories in Spring 2020 during Shelter in Place, click here.

 

Resilient (Re)Generative Earth Digital Story

To see the inspirational video that was the springboard to our collective and evolving We Are the (Re)Generation story, click here

 

We are the (Re)Generation How-To-Guide   

Teachers and families have used this action-based storytelling platform in several ways. Please share how you will use it by emailing us at schools@stopwaste.org

The How-To-Guide includes:  

  1. The Plan – Goals, Objectives, Audience Considerations, Timelines 
  2. The Flow – From 4Rs activities to sharing stories 
  3. Recommended Teacher Applications - Teacher tested ways to differentiate participation including differentiated participation calendar templates.The calendar templates is simply a guide for possible actions. If you want to help redefine a 4Rs action, or have another “R” that resonates with you, that is the goal of this project – building meaningfulness together! 

Access the How-To-Guide

 

We are the (Re)Generation Journals 

Students, teachers and families can follow along each day with the We are the (Re)Generation Journals that correspond to the days on the Calendar. Each page could also be used as a standalone, printable worksheet.  

Students, teachers and families can follow along each day with the We are the (Re)Generation Journals that correspond to the days on the Calendar. Each page could also be used as a standalone, printable worksheet.  

We are the (Re)Generation – What are the 4Rs?

Download Journal 1 

 

 

We are the (Re)Generation: What are YOUR 4Rs?

Download Journal 2 

 

 

We are the (Re)Generation: I am Part of the (Re)Generation

Download Journal 3