As captain of the marine advocacy team through the QuikSCience Challenge, I helped lead the group to raise awareness about the importance of banning plastic bags in Santa Monica. Team Marine started campaigning the fall of 2007 and on September 1, 2011 plastic bags were banned in Santa Monica. We won the 1st out of all of teams throughout California.
September 2011 – Santa Monica bans plastic bags and taxes paper bags in grocery and retail stores
March 2008 – 1st Place 2008 QuikSCience Challenge – Team Marine won a week-long, all-expenses paid trip to Cozumel, Mexico
IN THE MEDIA
Young Voices on Climate Change
by Environmental Activist, Lynn Cherry
by: Team Marine
by: Whole Foods Market: Whole Foods Generation
Unite for Green is an environmental competition between USC and UCLA where the groups organize monthly events in order to win the most points for an on-campus music concert by Island Def Jam. The competition kicked off at the USC vs. UCLA Rose Bowl and ended at the end of the spring semester. I was the Co-Coordinator of the Unite for Green campaign within CALPIRG (California Public Interest Research Group). I helped win points for our team by engaging the most followers on Facebook and Twitter.
NBA All Star Game 2011
USC NBA All Star Recycling Team!
Even though the supervising organization could not organize an on-campus concert, Unite for Green was a great way for the USC campus to get involved in sustainability. Our largest event was getting together a group of 40 students to help with the recycling at the 2011 NBA All Star Game. Unite for Green even got its logo on the big scree during the game! Some of the other events included Valentine’s Day candy grams in reusable water bottles and a sustainability event with ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps).