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Hopewell Valley Green Week returns April 15-22

by Amie Rukenstein
Nyombi Morris will visit HVCHS to share the story of his life and how experiencing climate change directly in his home country of Uganda propelled him to become a local and international environmental and climate justice activist.

Hopewell Valley Green Week, the brainchild of Hopewell Valley Regional School District staff and students, as well as several community organizations, returns this month to connect people to the environment through a variety of community and school-based programs.

Community activities will include the 17th annual Stream Cleanup sponsored by the Watershed Institute, two Howell Living History Farm events, and the inaugural Hopewell Valley Bunny Hop, a 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser for the Class of 2024 at Washington Crossing State Park.

Green Week 2023 celebrations also will take place throughout all Hopewell Valley Schools. Activities at the four elementary schools include pollinator planting with Sourland ConservancyWalk/Bike/Roll to school day, a Green Week Student Expo, zero waste lunch challenges, investigating microplastics with the Watershed, time outdoors in nature, and more. Timberlane will host a stormwater runoff workshop and Central High School (CHS) students can choose from a variety of Lunch and Learn activities, including a talk by activist Nyombi Morris.

Carolyn McGrath, a visual arts teacher at CHS and a founder of the annual event said: “We are so excited to bring the third year of Hopewell Valley Green Week Programming to the Community! The theme for 2023, “Climate Action: Caring for People and Planet,” highlights the need to center an ethic of care in our actions towards each other and the world we inhabit.”

To learn more about Hopewell Valley Green Week, click here.

Potato Planting with Farmer Rob Flory at Howell Living History Farm.

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