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
Elizabeth Connelly (they/them)
Social Media Coordinator
Governor Livingston High School - Class of 2023
Elizabeth Connelly (they/them) is a rising junior at Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights. They became involved with environmental activism through the Sunrise Movement and later joined NJSSC. Elizabeth is passionate about the justice side of sustainability and holding large corporations accountable for their actions. They previously worked as the Social Media Coordinator for the Clean Energy Equity Act team. Outside of NJSSC, Elizabeth is a social media manager for the Uniquectives page, a member of their school’s Sexuality and Gender Acceptance Club and Sunrise Movement Union County, and serves on Congressional District NJ-07’s Youth Advisory Council. Elizabeth is excited to be working on the 2021-2022 leadership team as the Social Media Coordinator! Feel free to reach out with any questions at email@example.com.