Earth Week Workshops
Earth Month Bingo Challenge
Entire Month of April!
Participate in challenges to celebrate Earth Day for the chance of winning cash, community service hours, and other prizes.
“A Plastic Wave” Screening
Sunday April 18th, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
NJSSC's Plastics Team is hosting a screening of A Plastic Wave, a documentary film about the imprint of plastic pollution on our planet. After watching the film, we will discuss how we can take forward the insight and awareness we gain to be a force for action against the intersectional threats of plastics around the globe. Join us to watch an eye-opening short film and participate in meaningful discussion about the role of activists in this movement for change.
Green Amendment LTE Writing Workshop
Sunday April 18th, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Anyone who participates will learn how to write and submit an opinion piece, called an LTE, to their local newspaper! LTEs are a great tool for advocacy!
Crash Course in Collaboration
Monday April 19th 3:30 - 4:00 PM
The Clean Energy Equity Act team will be hosting an online workshop on collaborating with other environmental & non-environmental organizations. We will go over both reaching out to other organizations and how to stay in contact with them after the partnership is over. Spanning topics of communication, lobbying, activism and more, this workshop will teach it’s viewers how to ensure every partnership is a prosperous one.
Green Amendment Local Resolutions Workshop
Monday April 19th 7:00 - 8:00 PM
To learn more about local resolutions, hear from local activists on their experiences passing environmental resolutions! This event will feature local activists as well as an interview and Q&A portion followed by an introductory local resolution research activity regarding the Green Amendment.
Green Amendment Letter Writing Workshop
Wednesday April 21 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Come celebrate Earth Day by writing letters to New Jersey State legislators to help pass the Green Amendment! In this event, students will come together to learn about the Green Amendment, how a Green Amendment will better the environmental problems we face in our communities, and how to encourage legislators to pass this amendment and make it a reality. All you need to do is come by with some stamps, envelopes, and a few sheets of paper. Don't have these materials at home? You can still join us and get involved by emailing legislators!
Earth Day Art Show/Concert
Thursday April 22 7:00 PM
Artists, musicians, and poets from around the state are going to share their work, all the while educating the public on the Green Amendment. There will be lots of music and talent! Invite your legislators to attend! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel to watch the Livestream.
Green Amendment Partner Showcase
Friday April 23 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Come join us to celebrate Earth Day and the incredible efforts of environmental organizations across New Jersey! Students will have the opportunity to network with a variety of statewide and environmental organizations and hear about past, present and future projects. This event will include a Q&A session at the end, where students can ask questions and find out how they get involved with these organizations. Plus, learn more about how these organizations are working hard to advance the NJ Green Amendment!
Green Amendment Intergenerational Storytelling Workshop
Saturday April 24 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Join us to celebrate both our planet and the Green Amendment! The Green Amendment includes both present and future generations in its text, and environmental issues are of the utmost concern to today's youth. However, we are not the first ones on the stage here! So following the Amendment's lead, join us for an intergenerational dialogue and storytelling session about what the Green Amendment, or environmental rights, mean to you. We’ll do a brief training on storytelling, then split into breakout rooms where you will tell your own story about why you care about this issue. Our goal is to foster a safe space for sharing and hearing stories and for communicating between generations.