Rhonda Keyser, Education Director, is an actress, director, environmental educator, and grassroots organizer. She led the creation of the Microplastic Madness Curriculum Toolkit, a growing collection of lesson plans and activities that align with CafCu’s award-winning movie, Microplastic Madness. Her work in school cafeteria waste-reduction has centered students in schools across the City as leaders in diverting 85 to 97% of their cafeteria waste away from landfills and incinerators. In 2010,
Rhonda started Rummage and ReUse -- an ongoing series of public events in Brooklyn schools which divert over seven tons of textile and electronic waste from landfills each year. In addition, she is a leading advocate for indoor air quality in schools and has successfully united stakeholders and advised New York Lawyers for the Public Interest in creating Safe Schools Renovation, a know-your-rights manual for public school students, teachers, administrators, and staff.
Rhonda’s commitment to connect the often-separate arms of environmental justice and health justice fuels her to seek positive change by facilitating civic engagement, community action, and building collaborative and productive partnerships in her work on the Executive Board of Sure We Can, NYC’s only non-profit bottle and can redemption center and Brooklyn’s Solid Waste Advisory Board. Rhonda has appeared in award-winning films, on stage, and in voice-over spots. She lives in Brooklyn with her family. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org