Pollution from single-use plastics harms our planet, our wildlife, and our own health. Much of this pollution comes from plastic items we don't need in our lives at all - from plastic grocery bags to polystyrene (aka Styrofoam) takeout food containers. The plastics project aims to push forward both local and statewide legislation to ban single-use plastic bags. Currently, we are focused on forming key partnerships with other organizations, such as ANJEC and the Plastic Pollution Coalition, & taking action for a state plastics bill to pass through the state Assembly.
Project Coordinator: Purva Bommireddy
Princeton High School - Class of 2021
Aurora has cared about environmental issues for as long as she can remember, and started becoming active in environmental advocacy almost two years ago. Becoming an activist for environmental issues has been one of the best and most rewarding experiences of her life, as she has learned and grown so passionate about this issue. In addition to NJSSC, she is the International Press Director for Fridays for Future Digital and works on the FFF international media group. Aurora also co-leads NJ Youth Climate Strike, an organization that has also been incredibly important to her through direct action and organizing of climate strikes, and she is also on the Climate Museum Youth Advisory Council.