Lambertville Environmental Commission
Elizabeth Peer is an enthusiastic Environmental Activist who is passionate about a preventative approach to minimizing the consumption of single use plastics in her community and beyond. In 2018, she co-authored one of the strongest municipal plastics ordinances in the state of NJ at that time, which has received recognition in the press and sustainability movement. As Chair of the Lambertville Environmental Commission she has ensured the successful implementation of this ordinance by developing a comprehensive program designed to educate her community about the harmful effects of single-use plastics and facilitate a transition to sustainable alternatives. In order to support Lambertville’s residents and businesses in this transition she wrote and was awarded a $20,000 grant from Sustainable Jersey. As a result of this work, she has begun supporting other municipalities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in the implementation of plastics legislation and programming. Prior to her work in this space she had the honor of coordinating an international team with partners in nearly ten countries throughout Europe and South East Asia combatting the commercial exploitation of minors. Upon being informed 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. When she is not giving her time to environmental causes, Elizabeth is building a growing jewelry brand, spending time with family or backpacking with her husband Dave and dog Clover.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
9:00am – 10:15am EST