Black History Month serves as an opportunity to learn how you can take action to end the cycle of racism—not just once a year, but every day.
The holidays are a wonderful time for gathering with friends and family, enjoying new experiences, and celebrating classic traditions. But too often, we don’t think about how much plastic is involved in our holiday merriments. From the packaging that comes with store-bought gifts, to the festive decorations, to single-use cups and plates—it’s easy to get wrapped up in the holiday spirit without being aware of the plastic waste our festivities generate. Read on to find our top tips for celebrating the holidays plastic free.
Ranae Hanson is an activist and author of Watershed: Attending to Body and Earth in Distress. Ranae sat down with PPC Project Coordinator Amelia Hanson, her daughter, to discuss how their family has maintained a plastic-free and zero waste set of holiday traditions despite yearly increases in plastic production and a massive amount of plastic involved in the average American holiday celebration.
Joshua Onysko is an award-winning entrepreneur, founder, and CEO of Pangea Organics—a company developing sustainable, plant-based body and skincare products. Joshua sat down with Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC) Vice President of Programs & Communications Jen Fela to discuss how he aspires to use his business to create a better future that is more sustainable and in harmony with the planet.
AY Young is a Musician, Producer, Activist, and a UN Youth Leader. AY sat down with PPC Co-Founder & CEO Dianna Cohen to discuss the power of individual small actions and how coming from a family of changemakers influenced him to use the power of art and music to bring awareness to important issues and drive change.
Photographer and Plastic Pollution Coalition Artist Ally Andy Hughes reflects on his experiences as a Gapado Artist in Residence.