Youth4Climate
Plastic Free Gen Z Campaign

Plastic Free Gen Z brings together youth from across San Diego to discuss, organize, and take action to reduce and eliminate single-use plastics in our communities. 


WHY ELIMINATE SINGLE-USE PLASTICS?

Plastic pollution is one of the most well-known environmental issues of our time. Plastics are created using fossil fuels, adding to the climate crisis. Plastic pollution is found in our air, our water, our bodies, negatively impacting our health and the health of animals and our ecosystem. 


OUR GOAL

  • Educate our peers, schools and communities and help them change the way they use and approach single-use plastic materials.

WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON

WHAT OUR VOLUNTEERS DO

  • Meet weekly to strategize, plan tactics and activities, check in on progress, discuss relevant issues, and address challenges. 
  • Educate ourselves on the issues
  • Hold community building and social activities 
  • Educate and organize youth to take action on the campaign
  • Use petitions and other tactics to build support for the campaign
  • Develop our own leadership skills and take on leadership roles
  • Craft social media presence and use graphic design to promote our campaign

Team Accomplishments

  • We’ve passed resolutions at: 
    • San Diego City Council
    • San Diego Unified School Board
    • San Diego County Board of Education
    • Sweetwater Unified School Board
    • UC Berkeley
  • We’ve gotten media attention
  • We’ve organized dozens of youth to take climate action
  • Our petition to the city council garnered over 1,600 signatures

Fun Fact!

How TO GET INVOLVED

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