Update: Young people across California want to move beyond plastic packaging

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Jenn Engstrom
State Director, CALPIRG

Author: Jenn Engstrom

State Director, CALPIRG

213-251-3680 x322

Started on staff: 2010
B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Berkeley

Jenn directs CALPIRG’s advocacy efforts, and is a leading voice in Sacramento and across the state on protecting public health, consumer protections and defending our democracy. Jenn has served on the CALPIRG board for the past two years before stepping into her current role. Most recently, as the deputy national director for the Student PIRGs, she helped run our national effort to mobilize hundreds of thousands of students to vote. She led CALPIRG’s organizing team for years and managed our citizen outreach offices across the state, running campaigns to ban single-use plastic bags, stop the overuse of antibiotics, and go 100% renewable energy. Jenn lives in Los Angeles, where she enjoys spending time at the beach and visiting the many amazing restaurants in her city.

With a dump truck worth of plastic ending up in our environment every thirty seconds, we are in a plastic waste crisis. 

As UC Davis student Jenifer Ascoate told the Davis Enterprise last week, “If we continue in the path we are on this could be catastrophic and could be a major problem for the generations of today and the generations to come.”

That’s why student leaders with CALPIRG Students are calling on state leaders to support Assembly Bill 2026 to phase out single-use plastic used in online retail shipments. 

This month students are organizing waterway clean ups to highlight the impact of single-use plastic packaging on our environment and organizing their peers to write to and call their state lawmakers. 

Join our student leaders in calling on our state lawmaker to support AB 2026 to move beyond plastic packaging. 

Jenn Engstrom
State Director, CALPIRG

Author: Jenn Engstrom

State Director, CALPIRG

213-251-3680 x322

Started on staff: 2010
B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Berkeley

Jenn directs CALPIRG’s advocacy efforts, and is a leading voice in Sacramento and across the state on protecting public health, consumer protections and defending our democracy. Jenn has served on the CALPIRG board for the past two years before stepping into her current role. Most recently, as the deputy national director for the Student PIRGs, she helped run our national effort to mobilize hundreds of thousands of students to vote. She led CALPIRG’s organizing team for years and managed our citizen outreach offices across the state, running campaigns to ban single-use plastic bags, stop the overuse of antibiotics, and go 100% renewable energy. Jenn lives in Los Angeles, where she enjoys spending time at the beach and visiting the many amazing restaurants in her city.