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
*To get involved with any of our projects and/or campaigns make sure to join the coalition by filling out our interest form!
What Is The Green Amendment?
The Green Amendment would give all New Jersey citizens the fundamental environmental rights to clean air, clean water, a stable climate, and a healthy environment within our State Constitution. This means environmental rights would be protected to the same degree as the right to free speech. NJSSC is working to spread the word about this proposal. Our goal is to empower our members to advocate for the Green Amendment within their communities and push for a Green Amendment hearing in the near future.
What Does Our Team Do?
Team members divide into several tactic groups with a common goal of advancing the Green Amendment in New Jersey. Due to our range of tactics, our team has something for almost everyone! While our primary tactic is lobbying, members also work on outreach, social media, and mainstream media.
What Can You Do to Support Us?
Sign the Green Amendment petition
Ask your school environmental club to sign on in support of the law.
Send a quick email to your Representatives calling on them to push for a Green Amendment hearing!
Find out who your legislators are and call (contact info found here) to ask them to push for a Green Amendment hearing!
And most importantly, join our team!
What's Happening Now (Fall 2022):
Fall recruitment targeting schools, partner organizations, and social justice organizations.
Legislator meetings and a lobbying event.
Educational Instagram Reels.
Letters to the Editor in progress.