From our in-person workshop in October,
Eco Ambassadors have shared great ideas for 2020 activities!
We've listed them below.
Even for those who couldn't make it, please check out the workshop presentation video under "Activities & Resources" tab of the website and add your thoughts in this Forum in a new post!
COMMUNICATION & WRITING
Creation & dissemination of posters - wider reach to various schools
Hand out notes on plastic reduction between homes, schools and public spaces
Continued Newsletters & communication to spread messages & for awareness
Community conversations & household conversations
ADVOCACY & RELATIONSHIP BUILDING WITH SCHOOLS & BUSINESSES
Local Businesses – reusable (non-single plastic items)
Incentive programs (point system, stamps, free gift) @schools, businesses
Places where youth and children go / where plastic items are used
Recycling programs in high schools +Education on what is recyclable or not / proper
School cafeterias / services Waste, composting, portion control – community recycling
Scale and linkages between NJ initiatives & NY/Manhattan head offices
Reusable cutlery (explore alternatives)
Storefront advocacy by youth/children at local businesses / park walk-throughs / events – engage township organizers & authority (+ class parties)
Partner with businesses for recyclables - systemize it
Plastic-free picnics and movie night
Talk by experts and practitioners
Channeling excess products (ie. candies, sweets from Halloween) for good
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