Activism

Environmental Activism

TEAM MARINE

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.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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

Team Marine Saves Earth – Santa Monica Mirror

Team Marine Website

VIDEOS

Young Voices on Climate Change

by Environmental Activist, Lynn Cherry

Danny Going Green 

by: Team Marine

Santa Monica Teens Saving The Environment

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).

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