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Beyond Plastics Grassroots Advocacy Training: Session 2, Date 1

September 11, 2023 , 7:00 pm 9:00 pm EDT

We can achieve a world without plastic pollution but we need to build a bigger, more powerful grassroots movement to do it.

How can you help? That’s easy! Just register for the upcoming Beyond Plastics Trainings for Local Groups and Affiliates to learn practical and powerful ways to end plastic pollution and engage your larger community.

This online training is divided into two sessions that are each two hours long. You must complete both sessions, but you can attend them in any order you wish, and they are both offered twice to ensure you can find a time that works with your schedule.

We will cover the following: 

  • Plastics 101 – Your background and guide to the plastics crisis, how it evolved, and what changes are necessary to solve it (spoiler alert: those changes are regulatory!);
  • Ready, set, action! – How ordinary people can make legislative change. Figure out who your elected representatives are, what powers they hold, and how to meet with them;
  • Essential media skills, such as how to hold a press conference, draft a strong news release, and write a letter to the editor that will get published;
  • Grassroots organizing skills, including organizing constituent meetings and call-in days;
  • Community education, such as how to host a virtual panel event; and
  • Many more skills and strategies you can use to make any campaign more effective. 

Are you in?

Please register for one date each for sessions 1 and 2 that work best for you, then add the log-in information Zoom provides to your calendar.

Atencion hispanohablantes: Si necesita una traducción al español, envíe un correo electrónico a Megan a meganwolff2@bennington.edu.

Learn more about the trainings here.

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