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This virtual course will provide the basic background and organizing tools  needed to jumpstart a plastics campaign on your campus. It is for students that are interested in making their school plastic-, and waste-free long-term. We will go over all stages of the plastic cycle, and learn the basics of a successful campaign. 

What you’ll learn: In this course, we will cover the basics of the plastic crisis and introduce some campaign strategies to eliminate plastic on your campus

Length: 4 weeks/ 2 days a week/ 1.5 hours a day (July 13 to August 7)

Campers can choose: 

  • Monday/ Wednesday 1:00 – 2:30 pm 8 meetings: July 13,15, 20, 22, 27, 29, August 3, 5
  • Tuesday/Thursday 2:30 – 4:00 pm 8 meetings: July 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
  • Third option may be available based on demand

Effort: 3-5 hours a week

Price: Suggested $50-100 donation, or Monthly Donor. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Support for fundraising is available

Subject: Plastic Free colleges and universities campaigns

Level: Intermediate (some basic organizing and plastic knowledge)

Language: English

What you’ll need: Reliable access to the internet and computer, A notebook and pen, other materials as needed by self-made projects.

Meet your instructor

Young is a 23 year old 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.