Move Past Plastic

Welcome

Tamela Trussell

MPP Founder:

Environmental Educator Founder of Trussell Learning and Community Education & TLC Foundation and the Move Past Plastic, MPP, campaign Tamela   has   been   a   science   educator   for   youth   and   college   level   students   for   over   30   years.   She   was   born   in   Virginia   and   had   the privilege   of   running   wild   in   the   wilderness   of   NM   during   her   youth.   After   completing   her   master’s   in   science   education   from Virginia   Tech,   she   moved   to   Redmond,   Washington   where   she   experienced   daily   precipitation   and   sun   that   grew   35   different plants   and   vegetables   on   her   small   third-story   balcony.     For   the   past   25   years   she   has   embraced   the   lush   green   forests   and streams of Central Pennsylvania while homeschooling her now grown, three children with her husband Larry. Having   the   opportunity   to   live   in   four   distinctive   areas   has   given   her   a   deep   appreciation   of   the   different   ecological   and   cultural needs   of   different   places.     She   describes   herself   as   an   animal   of   the   Earth,   no   more   worthy   than   other   living   and   nonliving things.   She   has   always   loved   nature,   learning,   and   sharing   knowledge   with   youth   and   the   community.     She   is   an   advocate   for environmental   civic   action   and   has   promoted   this   through   programs   like   Boy   Scout   of   America   when   she   was   a   Venture   Crew advisor   and   the   numerous   sport   and   science   programs   she's   developed   for   TLC   Education   and   Foundation   and   other   teaching experiences.   For   the   past   year   she   has   immersed   herself   in   hundreds   of   webinars,   conferences,   and   courses   such   as   the   Beyond   Plastics course   by   Judith   Enck   at   Bennington   College.     She   has   also   become   a   Climate   Reality   leader,   Master   Watershed   Steward,   and serves   on   several   Conodoguinet   Creek   Watershed   board   committees.   She   also   serves   as   an   executive   member   of   Carlisle   Climate Action Commission and with Cumberland County Climate Action Commission.   As   an   innate   systems   thinker,   she   knew   that   plastic   was   connected   to   many   positive   and   negative   aspects   of   our   lives.     Intuitively she   realized   that   it   is   in   our   environment   and   water   and   in   particular   the   oceans   as   trash.   But   what   she’s   learned   over   the   past year   is   that   plastics   are   the   Keystone   issue   facing   the   globe.     It   is   a   ubiquitous   part   of   our   lives   that   impacts   every   system   on Earth    including    all       of    us    and    the    organizations    we    represent.       It    impacts    our    environment,    social,    cultural,    institutional, legislative,   and   economic   fabric   of   our   lives.   It   is   for   this   reason   that   she   founded   Move   Past   Plastic,   MPP.     This   group   of individuals    and    partners    seek    to    educate,    design    municipal    policy,    legislation,    and    research    alternatives    while    supporting initiatives   of   their   “Big   Sisters”   like   Beyond   Plastic.   She   is   grateful   for   the   opportunity   to   speak   to   you   on   behalf   of   those without a voice.

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TLC Foundation
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Welcome

Tamela Trussell

MPP Founder:

Environmental Educator Founder   of   Trussell   Learning   and   Community   Education   & TLC     Foundation     and     the     Move     Past     Plastic,     MPP, campaign Tamela   has   been   a   science   educator   for   youth   and   college level   students   for   over   30   years.   She   was   born   in   Virginia   and had   the   privilege   of   running   wild   in   the   wilderness   of   NM during   her   youth.   After   completing   her   master’s   in   science education    from    Virginia    Tech,    she    moved    to    Redmond, Washington   where   she   experienced   daily   precipitation   and sun    that    grew    35    different    plants    and    vegetables    on    her small    third-story    balcony.       For    the    past    25    years    she    has embraced    the    lush    green    forests    and    streams    of    Central Pennsylvania    while    homeschooling    her    now    grown,    three children with her husband Larry. Having   the   opportunity   to   live   in   four   distinctive   areas   has given   her   a   deep   appreciation   of   the   different   ecological   and cultural   needs   of   different   places.     She   describes   herself   as an   animal   of   the   Earth,   no   more   worthy   than   other   living and   nonliving   things.   She   has   always   loved   nature,   learning, and   sharing   knowledge   with   youth   and   the   community.     She is    an    advocate    for    environmental    civic    action    and    has promoted   this   through   programs   like   Boy   Scout   of   America when   she   was   a   Venture   Crew   advisor   and   the   numerous sport     and     science     programs     she's     developed     for     TLC Education and Foundation and other teaching experiences.   For   the   past   year   she   has   immersed   herself   in   hundreds   of webinars,    conferences,    and    courses    such    as    the    Beyond Plastics   course   by   Judith   Enck   at   Bennington   College.     She has   also   become   a   Climate   Reality   leader,   Master   Watershed Steward,     and     serves     on     several     Conodoguinet     Creek Watershed     board     committees.     She     also     serves     as     an executive    member    of    Carlisle    Climate    Action    Commission and with Cumberland County Climate Action Commission.   As   an   innate   systems   thinker,   she   knew   that   plastic   was connected    to    many    positive    and    negative    aspects    of    our lives.     Intuitively   she   realized   that   it   is   in   our   environment and   water   and   in   particular   the   oceans   as   trash.   But   what she’s    learned    over    the    past    year    is    that    plastics    are    the Keystone   issue   facing   the   globe.     It   is   a   ubiquitous   part   of our   lives   that   impacts   every   system   on   Earth   including   all     of us    and    the    organizations    we    represent.       It    impacts    our environment,    social,    cultural,    institutional,    legislative,    and economic   fabric   of   our   lives.   It   is   for   this   reason   that   she founded   Move   Past   Plastic,   MPP.     This   group   of   individuals and    partners    seek    to    educate,    design    municipal    policy, legislation,     and     research     alternatives     while     supporting initiatives   of   their   “Big   Sisters”   like   Beyond   Plastic.   She   is grateful   for   the   opportunity   to   speak   to   you   on   behalf   of those without a voice.