Young people in southern California are taking the fight to stop plastic pollution to the streets, to their schools, to the public, and even to their lawmakers. Plastic Pollution Coalition co-founder Lisa Boyle’s recent Huffington Post blog chronicles the amazing action of these inspiring young leaders:
• JD Russo and Jordan Howard are two motivated and inspiring young leaders who will be part of Saturday’s TEDxGreatPAcificGarbagePatch event. They will speak about their own efforts to educate and inspire others to live a more sustainable live with alternatives to disposable plastic. Sign up now to livestream the event!
• The 6th Ban the Bag march through Santa Monica by Team Marine, when Over 60 people took to the streets of Santa Monica with homemade signs and creative “plastic monster” costumes made from plastic waste.
• At The Brentwood School, a 6th Grade community service project to reduce plastic pollution led to reusable bottles for every student and the installation of hydration stations throughout the school, where kids can get a sip of water, fill their reusable bottle, and calculate how many plastic water bottles are spared when we reuse bottles.