Greening the Dodge Poetry Festival 2018

Photo By Jenny Vickers

Seeking Dodge Poetry Festival Volunteers

This fall, from October 18 – 21, Clean Water Action is partnering with the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, the largest poetry event in North America, to ReThink Disposable. For four days, Newark’s vibrant downtown Arts District will be transformed into a poetry village featuring some of our most celebrated and diverse poets and spoken word artists.

Clean Water Action & Clean Water Fund's ReThink Disposable "Green Team" will be on site to reduce single-use disposable waste: products like disposable plastic cups, plates, cutlery, foam containers, and more), as well as educating event-goers (15,000 in a four day period) on the importance of using reusables and reducing waste. 

We are seeking volunteers to join our Green Team to help reduce the amount of plastic and foam pollution that ends in Newark's incinerator and pollutes our oceans, rivers and communities. As a volunteer, you will also receive a t-shirt, refreshments and meals while you are on duty. Most importantly, you get free admittance to all poetry events on the day you volunteer. This is your chance to make a difference for the environment, while seeing a past or future U.S. Poet Laureate, a Pulitzer Prize winner, a National Book Award winner…or a young poet just beginning his or her career.

Join Our Volunteer Team!

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