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July 13th: National Green Amendment Day

July 13, 8:00 am - 9:00 pm EDT

This year, Green Amendments For The Generations is partnering with environmental justice leaders across the nation to launch the inaugural Green Amendment Day on July 13th.

Green Amendment Day is dedicated to educating and engaging civil rights, environmental, environmental justice and Indigenous leaders and community members across the nation around the power of Green Amendments for ending environmental racism and restoring environmental justice through constitutional empowerment.

Environmental racism is just too widespread and ingrained in our society to entrust to politics and politicians. Communities of color disproportionately live in environmental sacrifice zones, where industrial contaminants, pollution, and other poisons degrade water, air, and soil, causing heart disease, asthma, cancer, compromised immune systems, and other serious illnesses.

Ending environmental racism and securing true environmental justice requires systemic legal and government reform. By providing constitutional recognition and protection we can raise up the inalienable rights of all people to a clean & healthy environment, and transform our system of laws and government to ensure environmental justice is mandatory, equitable and enforceable.

In honor of the inaugural Green Amendment Day, we’re challenging you to take action for the Green Amendment Movement!



 SCHEDULE     |     ACTIONS     |     MERCHANDISE



Green Amendment Day Schedule

9:00am EDT: Facebook Live with GAFTG Founder Maya van Rossum

Join Maya on Facebook to witness the official launch of Green Amendment Day! Hear what inspired Maya to claim July 13th as National Green Amendment Day and what we have in store for you throughout the day.

10:00am EDT: Green Amendment Day Youth Trivia is Live

Calling youth and students of all ages! We are offering a fun trivia game to test your knowledge on the Green Amendment Movement, using the Kahoot trivia platform. The challenge will go live at 10am and be available all day for students to complete in order to claim a free “I Stand for Environmental Rights” sticker. Register in advance here.

11:00am- 5:00pm EDT: Legislative Champion Spotlight

Throughout Green Amendment Day, we will release exclusive interviews with legislators from different states who championed the Green Amendment Movement in this past year. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to check out these environmental changemakers!

    • 11:00am EDT: Champion Spotlight with NY’s  Assemblyman Englebright
    • 1:00pm EDT: Champion Spotlight with ME’s Sen Maxmin & Sen. Bennett
    • 3:00pm EDT: Champion Spotlight with WA’s Rep. Lekanoff
    • 5:00pm EDT: Champion Spotlight with HI’s Sen. Gabbard

7:00pm EDT: Panel of Leading Environmental Justice Voices.

Join a presentation and panel of leading environmental justice voices from across the nation, united in ending environmental racism and restoring environmental justice through constitutional empowerment. Please register here. Speakers and panelists include:

    • Kim Gaddy, Founder and Director, South Ward Environmental Alliance
    • Kerri Evelyn Harris, Community Organizer and Advocate
    • Senator Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, serving New Mexico’s 16th District and lead sponsor of the NM Green Amendment
    • Maya van Rossum, Founder, Green Amendments For The Generations and the Delaware Riverkeeper
    • Terry Sloan, Director, Southwest Native Cultures
    • Dr. Sacoby Wilson, Associate Professor, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health

Moderated by Maria Payan, Senior Regional Representative at Socially Responsible Agriculture Project (SRAP) and Sussex Health & Environmental Network (SHEN). Find more information and full bios of speakers here.

 

 


ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE

Take Any Action and Get Your FREE “I Stand For Environmental Rights” Sticker Now! By taking an action on our website, we will have the necessary contact information to mail your sticker. Start taking action now and up until July 13th, Green Amendment Day.

  1. Sign & share the petition in support of a Green Amendment in your state: Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia
    Don’t see your state? Move on to Action 2 or 3!
  2. All States – Sign & share the petition for the Federal Green Amendment: Green Amendments in every state across our nation are a crucial first step to transforming environmental protection and justice, but a federal Green Amendment is needed to hold our federal government officials accountable including the Congress, agencies, and the President.
  3. All States – Write to your legislator: No matter what state you live in, your legislators need to hear from you! It is vitally important that legislators understand the values of having a constitutional Green Amendment and are prepared to do everything they can to support one.
  4. Donate $13 in honor of the 13 states with Green Amendment proposals: We need your support to help respond to the tremendous interest in this positive and powerful path for environmental protection and justice. Every single dollar helps us continue to fight for your and future generations’ right to a healthy environment.
  5. Get 3 extra stickers when you send a handwritten letter or postcard to family or friends, educating them on the power of a Green Amendment! After completing this action, fill out this google form so we have all your information to send you your stickers.

Here’s how you can spread the Green Amendment message on social media

  • Reshare our educational posts or share why you support a Green Amendment!
  • Use the #GreenAmendmentDay hashtag
  • Tag GAFTG on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Use our Facebook or LinkedIn profile frames
  • Rally your connections to make a donation

After taking action on social media, claim your free sticker here!

 


MERCHANDISE

Support pure water, clean air, a stable climate and healthy environments for all people by making a purchase from the Green Amendment Collection. In honor of Green Amendment Day, we are releasing two special items. View the full Green Amendment Collection here.

Environmental Rights T-Shirt – $25
This 100% cotton t–shirt spreads the word on the environmental rights that you didn’t know you don’t have! T-shirts are available in your choice of Leaf Green or Black and in both Ladies Slim cut and Unisex.

Print of Ashley Park’s “I Can’t Breathe” – $60
GAFTG is partnering with a local NJ youth artist, Ashley Park, to offer 11″ by 17″ prints of her painting, “I Can’t Breathe.” Ashley Park is a student at Bergen County Technical High School and a youth representative of the NJ Green Amendment Steering Committee. Ashley is also on the leadership team of NJ Student Sustainability Coalition.

 

Details

Date:
July 13
Time:
8:00 am - 9:00 pm EDT