Wednesday's lobby day in Annapolis was extremely successful! 115 students in total with their teachers and chaperones from 12 schools came. Students met with Delegates Brooke Lierman, Antonio Hayes, Keith Haynes, and Robbyn Lewis and Senator Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, and some students even made an appearance at the Education, Leaht & Environmental Affairs Senate Committee hearing to support the bill which the committee is considering. Everyone had a great time and is psyched for our Baltimore rally on Friday, March 3. Hope to see you there.
Co-founders Claire Wayner and Mercedes Thompson testified today in favor of the expanded polystyrene phase-out bill. Below are pics with Senator Shirley Nathan-Pulliam from District 44 (Baltimore City) and Senator Cheryl C. Kagan (District 17, Montgomery County), the bill's sponsor.
Co-founders Claire Wayner and Mercedes Thompson presented on the problems with plastics in our society at the Baltimore Green Forum to a crowd.
For a description of the event, please visit http://www.baltimoregreenforum.org
The expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam) phase-out bill has been proposed in the Maryland General Assembly! Click HERE to see the official bill page.
There has also been some news coverage of the ban. Check out these two articles below:
Welcome to our new website for Baltimore Beyond Plastic. Our upcoming battle: lobbying in support of an expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam) ban being introduced in Maryland's General Assembly. We'll be busy January through April helping to make sure that bill passes. Now is a great time to join us on our first big mission!
Stay tuned on this News page for updates on our fight in Annapolis and our events, and about our work and other student environmental work in the media.