Brought to the Valley by the Hopewell Valley Regional School District's Green Team, Hopewell Valley Green Week starts this Sunday, April 18th. Green Week is an opportunity for the community to unite around the goals of environmental justice and sustainability. Activities include live Zoom events that you can participate in from your home as well as socially distanced in-person events around the community. Events are for all ages, including discussions led by community and environmental leaders, HVRSD students, teachers, parents, and administrators.
April 18, 3-5 pm- Screening and student-led panel discussion of The Sacrifice Zone, a film about environmental justice and the activists fighting against the disproportionate impact of industrial pollutants in their neighborhood.
April 21, 6-7 pm- Community book discussion of Waste: One Woman's Fight Against America's Dirty Secret, "the story of systemic class, racial, and geographic prejudice that foster Third World conditions" in the U.S. by author Catherine Coleman Flowers.
April 22, 3-5 pm- Screening and student-led panel discussion of Microplastic Madness, the story of student activists fighting against the impacts of plastic pollution and climate change.
April 24, 3-5 pm- The Green Week Forum will feature student, alumni, and environmental leaders addressing the theme “Where do we go from here? Exploring individual, local, and global solutions together.” Panelists from the fields of food production, environmental justice, climate, biodiversity, waste, and policy will be talking and sharing ideas.
During the weekdays, other afternoon and evening sessions/topics include biomimicry, food systems and climate change, zero waste goals, tips to reduce your carbon footprint, bird migrations, an art exhibit, and an eco-trivia night. On the website, you'll also see community events, local restaurants that are offering Green Week dishes, and other community supporters.
Check out the Green Week website for more information and to sign up.