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Taking Action on Plastic Pollution
Thursday, July 15, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM PST
Category: Events


Join WCS and Votes for the Planet to discuss the impact of plastic pollution and create your own Plastic Pollution Plan!

  • This event is free not only to WCS members, but to the general public as well. Bring a friend!
  • Refer to the membership options here.

Plastics are present in virtually every aspect of our lives: at the grocery store, restaurants, online shopping, packaging, and the list goes on. Plastic pollution wreaks havoc on our oceans, soil, air, and has become a growing cause of climate change. But have you wondered how best to fight plastic pollution?

You have the power to turn the tide on plastic pollution! Every single one of us can reduce our plastic consumption, change the culture, and help change plastic policy. When we do, we protect our habitats, combat climate change, and strengthen environmental justice. Now that’s a win/win!

Join the Women in Cleantech community and Votes for the Planet to learn about the range of options you can take to make a difference. We will discuss the impact of plastic pollution, then we’ll each create our own Plastic Pollution Plan on one of several fun templates. We’ll also share how you can amplify your impact by sharing your plan with others, which through the support of our generous sponsors, will trigger a donation to the Plastic Pollution Coalition! This event will be moderated by WCS’s own Caroline Trowbridge, Daniel Brickman from Votes for the Planet, and Kirpa Grewal from Sustainable Brands.

Excited to see you there! Note that this event is free not only to WCS members, but to the general public as well.

Event Agenda (PT time)

5:00-5:05 Arrival, Introductions, Housekeeping Items

5:10-5:30 Speaker Presentation about Plastic Pollution Awareness

5:30-5:45 Breakout Session - Interactive Creation of Plastic Action List

5:45-6:00 Re-group and share

6:00-6:15 Thank you and wrap-up

About the Co-Host

Votes for the Planet is a grassroots start-up that seeks to inspire individuals to take meaningful climate actions to make the world a better place. We produce original content to support individuals in impacting climate policy, changing the culture, and living sustainably.

Kirpa Grewal


Business Development at Sustainable Brands

Kirpa is a climate reality leader committed to sustainability, social and environmental innovation. She brings a diverse background of experience to the team as an environmentalist, climate scientist, humanitarian, consultant, and speaker. She has worked with several organizations whose focus is sustainability and clean technology. She aims to shift the economy towards increased sustainable development practices for a greener and more just future.

Daniel Brickman


Founder of Votes for the Planet

Daniel Brickman is the founder of Votes for the Planet, a grassroots start-up organization that seeks to inspire individuals to take meaningful climate action. He is passionate about fighting climate change to improve the lives of people, save animals, and preserve our planet’s natural beauty. Daniel holds a BA in physics from Rice University and an MA in statistics & PhD in social psychology from the University of Michigan. He lives in San Francisco and also runs Brickman Biotech Consulting.

Caroline Trowbridge


Project Manager at Metrus Energy

As a Project Manager at Metrus Energy, a sustainable energy finance company, she oversees the development, closing, and construction of Metrus’ assets. Caroline sits on the Board of Directors of Women in Cleantech and Sustainability as co-chair of the Events committee.

Based in San Francisco, she is an avid adventurer, having led outdoor educational tours for kids across the US, including a self-supported bike tour from coast to coast. She holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Middlebury College.