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
Student Reps Program
NJSSC's Student Reps program provides an opportunity for students who are new to environmental activism to build political organizing skills through a curriculum of core trainings and mentorship from experienced student leaders. This program aims to build a network of new movement leaders and enable strategic, coordinated youth action for New Jersey's environment.
We are excited to have this new class of Student Reps on board for the 2020-2021 academic year, and thank the excellent youth mentors that make this training program possible!
Registration for the 2021-2022 academic year's Student Reps Program has now closed.