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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 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 Calendar 

The action calendar can be used as a menu or day-by-day guide for taking action and reflecting. Each day is represented by an “R” which inspires us to think beyond the traditional 4Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot. Each “R” asks us to reflect on our connection with the earth and our communities. Remember, this calendar is simply a guide for possible actions. If you have another “R” That is part of your (Re)Generation story, let us know! 

Download the Calendar PDF - coming soon 

Download the Calendar as a Google Doc - coming soon

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.  

Download We are the (Re)Generation: What are the 4Rs

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

We are the (Re)Generation: I am part of the (Re)Generation - coming soon

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  • We are the (Re)Generation: I am part of the (Re)Generation 

We are the (Re)Generation Toolkit 

The We are the (Re)Generation Toolkit provides a roadmap to a wide variety of creative, reflective and meaningful actions that teachers, students and families can easily do from home. Whether you’re able to do a single action, or complete all of the actions, our goal is to rebuild together our story of a regenerative earth. 

We are the (Re)Generation Calendar 

The action calendar can be used as a menu or day-by-day guide for taking action. Launched in April 2020, each day is represented by an “R” which inspires us to think beyond the traditional 4Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot. Each “R” asks us to reflect on our connection with the earth and our communities. Remember, this calendar is simply a guide for possible actions. If you have another “R” that is part of your (Re)Generation story, let us know!

Download the Calendar PDF 
Download the Calendar as a Google Doc 

Missed a day of action? No problem! Take action however you can, when you can. A lot on your plate right now? No problem! You can use the calendar as an action menu and choose to complete the actions in a way that most connects with you. 

We are the (Re)Generation Journals 

Students, teachers and families can follow along each day with these Every Day is Earth day Journal sets that correspond to the days on the Calendar. Each action page could also be a standalone, printable worksheet. 

We are the (Re)Generation: What are the 4Rs?  
We are the (Re)Generation: What are YOUR 4Rs?  
We are the (Re)Generation: I am part of the (Re)Generation 

Safety & Technology: StopWaste is a public agency so we will not share emails with any outside parties. 

Parent Permission for Posting to Social Media: By sending us your action slide, StopWaste may use your story and share it with our general agency audience. If you do not want your child or any family participants shown, please send us your story only. Thank you!