Liz Magill Peer of the Lambertville Environmental Commission will talk about the city’s Ditching Disposables project on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Prallsville Mills in Stockton, N.J.
In May 2019, the Sustainable Jersey Grants Program awarded the Lambertville Environmental Commission a $20,000 grant to help fund Ditching Disposables, which was developed to support the implementation of the City’s ordinance limiting the use of single-use plastic bags, plastic straws, polystyrene foam and Styrofoam containers by businesses in the City of Lambertville.
Ditching Disposables assists residents in the adoption of the ordinance via education, communication, workshops, and certifications.
Liz Magill Peer is passionate about a preventative approach to addressing the consumption of single-use plastics in her community, and has begun supporting other municipalities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in the implementation of plastics legislation and programming.
Prior to her environmental work, she coordinated an international team with partners in nearly 10 countries throughout Europe and South East Asia combatting the commercial exploitation of minors. When she learned that her family farm would be impacted by the proposed PennEast pipeline, she utilized her experience in the anti-trafficking field to begin advocating for environmental justice issues throughout the region.