StopWaste Schools Virtual Earth Day 2021
(Re)Imagine Our World Together: We are (Re)Generation!
StopWaste invites everyone to celebrate virtual Earth Day by (Re)Imagining Our World Together. How do you take action to care for the earth? What are your “4Rs”? Take action this spring and join the (Re)Generation!
- Earth Day Live Events & Talks
- May the 4Rs Be With You Art & Media Celebration
- Re(Generation) Action Adventures
Earth Day Kick Off: (Re)Imagine Our World Together
When: Saturday, April 17, 2021 | 10am – 2pm
Where: Online Via Zoom
Learn. Reflect. Connect. Take Action!
Celebrate Earth Day 2021 with StopWaste, youth, school champions, and community partners! Hear from youth, youth allies, activists, artists, and more on how they are (re)imagining the future they want to co-create with you. Reflect on what inspires you and plan ways you can take action!
Guest Speakers include:
Favianna Rodriguez | Artist, organizer and social & climate justice activist
StopWaste Ambassador Program (SWAP) Youth | High school youth from Alameda County
FoodShift | Bay Area food recovery organization
The Aguilar Family | Oakland based action league members
Youth, families and school champions welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided to Alameda County youth participants.
Earth Week (Re)Generation Talks
Can't make it to the Earth Day Kick Off or want to continue the conversations from the Earth Day Kick Off? Every weekday during Earth Week, join us from 5-6pm for (Re)Generation Talks - youth-led discussions on environmental and climate topics. Learn what "upstream solutions" means in supporting regenerative practices and systemic change.
Monday, April 19, 2021 | 5-6pm
Rebuilding & Redesigning Healthier Communities
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 5-6pm
Regenerative Schools: Water & Soil
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 5-6pm
Regenerative Schools: Community Food Systems
Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 5-6pm
Art in Action: We are the (Re)Generation!
Friday, April 23, 2021 | 5-6pm
Art in Action: May the 4Rs Be With You Art Celebration
**Note if you've registered for the Earth Day Kick Off and already noted the (Re)Generation Talks you will be attending, you do not need to complete this registration.
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Calling all Action Heroes and Ambassadors!
Join youth and families across Alameda County in sharing your stories of action and connection that represents how you are part of the (Re)Generation. Through any storytelling medium that you choose i.e. video, photography, illustration, written or oral stories, and more - showcase how you use the 4Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Rot) or come up with your own "R" actions to inspire others.
Join the League of 4Rs Action Heroes and take action to fight climate change and reduce waste. Choose your own action adventure and transform into Food Rescuers, Reuse Scientists, Climate Actioneers and (Re)Generation Artists & Storytellers!
4Rs Action Hero, aka Food Rescue Mama, shares with us how our action adventures help us (Re)Imagine Our World Together:
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.
StopWaste Goal by Monday, May 31: 5 schools take on the Leftovers (Re)Imagined Bingo Challenge school-wide. Email your submissions to email@example.com.
Watch 4Rs Action Heroes Annalisa and Hugo introduce the Leftovers (Re)Imagined Bingo Challenge.
Check out these additional resources and activities to help stop food waste.
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.
StopWaste Goal by Friday, April 30: 1,000 pieces of litter geotagged on the StopWaste Litterati Challenge
Download the App & Join the Challenge
Challenge Code - STOPWASTE
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!
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 Community Climate Solutions, that allows you to browse over 90 climate-friendly and sustainable actions and measure your impact along your way.
StopWaste Goal by Thursday, April 22: 100 families signed up in our StopWaste Community group as part of the Alameda County Go Green Challenge
Create Systemic Change: Be a (Re)Generation Artist & Storyteller
By now, we all might 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 this activity series, 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.”
StopWaste Goal: 200 youth & youth allies participate in our StopWaste Ambassador Program (SWAP) led (Re)Generation Earth Day Events and in the May the 4Rs Be With You Art & Media Celebration