One of a series of interviews with candidates for the general election of November 2, based on the editorial …
Danielle Plá, president of Surfrider’s South Jersey chapter, said the group has deployed a network of activists to advocate for reducing the consumption of single-use plastics that can pollute beaches and ocean waters. The group has previously lobbied for municipal and state laws designed to prevent pollution. She said the volunteers were dispatched in teams of three on Wednesday, with one person grabbing the trash, another holding the trash bag and a third person recording what types of trash are polluting the area, for research purposes.
“Our cleanings educate and raise awareness. Participants are starting to see that most of the most used items are single-use plastics when they pick up cleaning that can be eliminated or reduced by using reusable material, ”Plá said.
The 360th spans the east coast and Ventnor’s recruiters came in from states across the country on Wednesday. The group was in the Atlantic City area as their formation was based at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.
However, the day’s community service coordinator was a native of South Jersey.
Technology. Sgt. Christine Harwell said she was from Estell Manor and played field hockey and track and field at Buena Regional High School.
“Community service is so important to our organization. The Air Force instills a set of core values in all of our Airmen, and one of them is service before you, ”said Harwell. “So being able to give back to the community that invests so much time in us is really something special that we are very happy to be able to do today.”