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
Christian Wright he/him
Social Media Coordinator
Rutgers Prep - Class of 2022
Christian Wright is a graduating senior at Rutgers Prep. Although he naturally saw the merit in our environment, he more recently began to get much more involved with sustainability through joining the coalition. Thanks to his initial work as the social media coordinator with the Green Amendment team, Christian learned so much more about the environment while gaining the opportunity to publicize the group's work, interact with others on behalf of the coalition, and to gain experience designing media. After spending almost a year working on the Green Amendment, he decided to join the leadership team in order to impact the coalition as a whole to continue the agenda of a sustainable future through the lens of social media. He is thankful for the NJSSC because of the great group of people he was able to meet that encouraged him to help make changes in his community. Beyond the coalition he loves playing soccer, working as a coach, and listening to music