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
Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator
Newark Academy - Class of 2021
Tiffany has always had a passion for fostering inclusive spaces in her circles of influence. Whether it is through leading STEM clubs at her school or amplifying the voices of women of color in her PWI, or even as a member of Newark Academy's Equity and Inclusion Team. After the 2020 Northern NJ Eco Summit, Tiffany was inspired to bring her passions for equity and inclusion into the environmental sustainability movement. She currently serves as the Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator to increase all forms of diversity within the coalition. Outside of school, Tiffany loves to run and listen to podcasts.