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StopWaste Schools Earth Day 2022

We are the (Re)Generation! Take Action!

StopWaste Schools and the League of 4Rs Action Heroes invite everyone to celebrate Earth Day 2022 by taking action as part of the (Re)Generation – an intergenerational collective identity for people committed to building a regenerative earth.

How do you take action to care for the earth? Do you practice the 4Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot (Compost)? Do you have your own “R” actions that help you and your community?

For example, do you Repurpose old items in new ways, or Redesign systems at your school campus to be more sustainable? Do you Restore habitat by growing a native plant garden or Respice leftovers to ensure they don’t get thrown away?

What are your “4Rs”? Take action this spring and be a part of the (Re)Generation!

StopWaste Schools Earth Month Activities include:

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Earth Day Events

Earth Day Open House at the Davis Street Transfer Station

Act Local!

Teachers and adult schools champions, are you interested in or ready to take action with your class, club, or youth organization? Join StopWaste at their in-person Open House at the StopWaste Education Center at the Davis Street Transfer Station, San Leandro.

Take a tour of the transfer station and see the garbage pit – the place where all the garbage goes “away”. Come when you can to take a tour or learn more about StopWaste resources and upcoming action project support. Or join us for specific workshop times and take home your own litter or worm bin action kits!

Please note that youth are welcome to visit the Education Center but only youth age 9 and above are permitted to take the walking tour to the garbage pit.

When: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | Open House 1:30-5:30pm
Litter Free World Action Workshop 3-4pm | Worm Bin Action Workshop 4-5pm

Where: StopWaste Education Center at the Davis Street Transfer Station
2615 Davis Street | San Leandro, CA | 94577

Registration for this event is closed. Thank you to all who were able to join us!


The Grey Water Project Earth Day Celebration

Think Global!

Join The Grey Water Project’s global Earth Day Celebration in partnership with Stopwaste. This virtual event will explore topics like climate action, science policy, environmental health, water, and more! Through open mic speaker sessions and STEM workshops, attendees will engage in dialogue about the environmental topics that are important to them. There will also be an Earth Day art competition leading up to the event (deadline to submit is April 20).

This global virtual event is open to youth of all ages, however content may be more appropriate for upper elementary youth to adults.

The Grey Water Project was founded by Shreya Ramachandran, American High School class of 2021 (Fremont USD) and 2018 Children’s Climate Prize winner.

When: Sunday, April 24, 2022 | 9-11am

Where: Virtual Webinar

Please note there are multiple dates & time options to join this webinar. The StopWaste Schools Team will be joining the April 24th date and encourages you to join us then if you can.

Learn More and Register for the Celebration

May the 4Rs Be With You Art & Media Contest

Calling all action heroes and ambassadors!

Share your story of action and regeneration as part of the 6th annual May the 4Rs Be With You Art & Media Contest!

Join youth and families across Alameda County in sharing your stories of action and community that represents how you are part of the (Re)Generation – an intergenerational collective identity for people committed to building a regenerative earth. Through any storytelling medium that you choose, showcase how you use the 4Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot) or come up with your own “R” actions to inspire others.

Deadline to submit for the contest is Monday, May 30, 2022!

Learn More about the Contest

(Re)Generation Action Adventures

Join the League of 4Rs Action Heroes and take action to fight climate change and reduce waste. Choose your own adventure and transform into Food Rescuers, Reuse Scientists, Climate Actioneers and (Re)Generation Artists & Storytellers!

Stop Food Waste: Be a Food Rescue Hero

Did you know that eating your leftovers is one of the easiest ways to reduce food waste and reduce climate change? Food Rescuers can use the Leftovers (Re)Imagined Bingo Card to get inspired to creatively recook leftovers at home. 

Watch 4Rs Action Heroes Annalisa and Hugo introduce the Leftovers (Re)Imagined Bingo Challenge

Download the Bingo Card

Looking for more ways to reduce food waste? Take the Use It Up Challenge to make the most of the leftovers, pantry items, wilted produce, and last bits of ingredients you may have lingering in your kitchen!

Take the Use It Up Challenge

Check out these additional resources and activities to help stop food waste.

Stop Plastic Pollution: Be a Reuse Scientist

How does litter interact with and affect our watersheds? Reuse Citizen Scientists, global scientists like me and you, collect and analyze data to assess litter in their communities, ask questions, and reflect on upstream solutions to reduce litter. 

Join the StopWaste Litterati Challenge and join youth and families across Alameda County in cleaning up our communities!

Download the App & Join the Challenge
Challenge Code - SW2122

View Litterati’s presentation with more information about the challenge and how to join 

Interested in hosting your own school or community challenge? StopWaste has accounts to share with interested groups. Fill out the survey below to let us know your interest! 

Sign up to Host Your Own Challenge 

Check out these additional resources and activities to help stop plastic pollution. 

Fight Global Climate Change: Be a Climate Actioneer

Are you looking for ways to take action to fight climate change in your homes and community?

Join the StopWaste Climate Challenge, an online community group in partnership with BrightActions: Climate Solutions, that allows you to browse over 90 climate-friendly and sustainable actions and measure your impact along the way.

Join the StopWaste Alameda County Climate Challenge

 

 

 

Create Systemic Change: Be a (Re)Generation Artist & Storyteller

You may know the traditional 4Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot (Compost). But how do our own experiences and what we care about expand upon the 4Rs and connect with what is truly meaningful to us? Using these activity journals, join in the collective storytelling of our communities to reduce waste and create a healthier planet by exploring and creatively sharing out your own "4Rs". 

Learn more about the (Re)Generation

 

 

Questions? Email us at schools@stopwaste.org!