Plastic Free Gen Z

Affiliated with SanDiego350.org's Youth4Climate Program and the Plastic Pollution Coalition

A 100% youth-led plastic pollution awareness campaign fighting for a plastic-free future for our generation!

 
Event
Feb 06, 2025, 10:00 AM
San Francisco,
CA, USA
 

Plastic Free Gen Z

Despite plastic pollution being one of the most well-known environmental issues of our time, plastic use and waste continues to grow in our communities and all over the world. As youth, we can make a difference in this global crisis by helping our peers, schools, and communities change the way they use and approach single-use plastic materials. This is why I've founded Plastic Free Gen Z, a plastic pollution awareness campaign run 100% by Gen Z activists, fighting for the future of our generation.

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Recent Events

Plastic Free Gen Z is full of change-makers, busy at work in San Diego!

August 14, 2021

PFGZ at the San Diego Green New Deal Alliance Celebration for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

Plastic Free Gen Z tabled with Youth v. Oil and SanDiego350.org at the annual SDGNDA Celebration for Climate, Jobs, and Justice. Members met with officials such as Terra Lawson-Remer, the San Diego County Supervisor and Councilmember Sean Elo-Rivera of District 9. We shared our accomplishments with the San Diego environmental community and networked across local organizations.

August 21, 2021

PFGZ Summer Beach Clean Up

La Jolla Shores Beach Clean Up! PFGZ members collected plastic debris on the beach while gaining a first-hand experience of the consequences of plastic pollution. We are working towards a plastic-free future for all generations so that areas that we love, like the beaches of San Diego, can remain clean and safe!

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November 2009 - January 2011

YEA Pod Event for Climate Justice

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June 2012 - May 2014

Plastic Pollution Webinar: Hearing from Thara Bening-Sandrina

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Plastic Free Gen Z brings high school students from across San Diego together to educate others about the plastic pollution crisis, advocate for legislation, and empower youth to stand up and make a difference in our plastic-wrapped world.

 

Plastic Free Gen Z

Our Three Pillars of Purpose

Educate

Middle and high school students about the plastic pollution crisis via webinars, social media informational posts, and virtual events

School leaders and officials about how they can teach their students about the plastic pollution crisis and influence their schools’ impact 

Our peers, family members, friends, and communities about the realities of plastic pollution and how they can have individual impacts to help the crisis

Advocate

For anti-plastic waste and pollution legislation at the city, state and national levels

For schools to phase out plastic and other harmful materials from their campuses

For local businesses to reduce their use of plastic bags and packaging

For a cultural shift of our society’s dependence on plastic

Empower

San Diego youth to take action to end the plastic pollution crisis and become a leader in the environmental movement

Young environmental activists to use their voice and power to make a difference

Youth of marginalized communities to know their power and hold leadership in the climate movement

 
 
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Join Plastic Free Gen Z!

Are you Gen Z and interested in learning more about plastic pollution and how we can solve the problem? Passionate about climate change and looking to meet other high schoolers excited about taking action? Or are you new to the movement, seeking opportunity to become more involved? PFGZ is for you!

Thanks for submitting! I'm excited to connect and introduce you to the PFGZ team! -Eva :)