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Push your campus towards plastic-free this year!

After the success of three campuses signing the Break Free From Plastic Pledge last year, Action Camp is back. This highly interactive, virtual, 4-week course with our Campaign Director Young provides the background on systemic waste issues, the ties plastic has to climate change and environmental justice, and case studies of plastic-free campaigns. Participants will leave with all the tools needed to take action against plastic on their campus!

There are currently over 70 active Break Free From Plastic campus campaigns, and 10 campuses (including the entire University of California system!) have committed to eliminating unnecessary single-use plastics. Your campus could be next! Reach out to  with any questions.

Time: February 8 – March 3, 2022. Tuesday & Thursdays, 2:30-4pm EST

Effort: 4 weeks, 2 days a week, 1.5 hours a day.

Price: Free to our member campuses with suggested donation. The cost to run this program is around $100/student, sliding scale pricing is $25-100 donation or $5/month donor. Scholarships are available; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

“Action Camp equipped me with the skill base to feel confident tackling the systemic issues of petrochemical and plastics buildout on my campus. I strongly recommend this camp to any student who wants to hone their organizing skills through the lens of environmental justice.”

– Rachael Hood, West Virginia University, Summer 2020

Preview of Plastic Free Action Camp Lesson Content

Meet your instructor

Young is a campaign organizer at the Post-Landfill Action Network. They graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in April of 2019 after leading the Fossil Fuel Divestment campaign there, and have since worked with over 60 colleges nation-wide on their plastics campaigns.