Advocacy Day & Rally to Pass the NY Packaging Reduction Act and Bigger Better Bottle Bill

February 27 , 10:30 am 4:00 pm EST

Please join the New York is Not Disposable Coalition and Beyond Plastics to meet with your state representatives in Albany and urge them to pass a strong Packaging Reduction and Recycling Infrastructure Act (S4246-a/A5322-a) and the Bigger Better Bottle Bill (S237/A6353).

We will meet at the Westminster Presbyterian Church at 85 Chestnut Street, Albany, 12210 at 10:30 am to hand out materials, orient you, provide a briefing, and get into groups before walking across the street to the Legislative Office Building and the Capitol Building.

Appointments with your legislators will take place between 12:00 and 4:00pm.

Rally on the Million Dollar Staircase (inside the Capitol Building) at 3pm.

October 1, 2023 , 8:00 am October 31, 2023 , 5:00 pm EDT

This October, take part and join thousands of volunteers across the world gathering evidence, raising awareness and calling for an end to nurdle (plastic pellet) pollution! Anyone can take part, whether you are an individual or an organization. 

You can make an impact by:

  • Taking part in the Great Global Nurdle Hunt!
  • Sharing your nurdle hunt on social media to help raise awareness 
  • Asking local organizations to visit our information hub to work together on solutions
  • Using the results from the Great Global Nurdle Hunt to call on decision makers to address nurdle pollution 

If you are new to nurdle hunting, find out how to hurdle hunt here. You can download participant packs that are full of information, resources, nurdle hunting tips, social media resources and more to help you to take part and organize your own hunts! 

September 14, 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.

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.

September 12, 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.

September 9, 2023 , 12:00 pm 2:00 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.