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
Hibba Ahmen she/her
Montgomery High School - Class of 2023
Hibba Ahmed is a junior at Montgomery High School, and has been an avid advocate for climate change ever since she has come upon the impacts that it has had on our society. As a policy coordinator, she is interested in making lasting changes in the way that climate legislation is passed and cannot wait to collaborate with other unique individuals. Hibba has also created an interactive online community centered around mental health and environmentalism which generates active dialogue about taboo topics. Additionally, she is a member of her school’s FBLA club, in which she actively volunteers and seeks to expand her knowledge. In her free time, Hibba enjoys eating from new places and spending time with her family.