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
Wesley Brock (he/him)
Green Amendments Campaign Social Media Coordinator
Newark Academy Class of 2024
Wesley has always been interested in environmental justice and the ways pollution and climate change worsen social divides. He joined NJSSC and started working with the Green Amendment team in the winter of 2021 and became the Social Media coordinator in the summer of 2022. In addition to environmental activism, Wesley is involved with the fight for transgender rights and LGBTQ+ education, particularly in elementary and middle schools, with the Campaign 4 Gender Inclusivity. Outside of NJSSC, Wesley enjoys reading, hiking, playing video games, and trying to write while his cats sleep on the keyboard. An aspiring filmmaker, Wesley hopes to use his art to spread ideas of acceptance, justice, and humanity.