This summer, single-use plastic bags were banned in the city of Los Angeles, making it the largest city to pass the ban in the country. I was front and center for the historic city council vote alongside Dan Jacobson, legislative director of Environment California, and Environmental Media Association President Debbie Levin. We were ecstatic. The three of us have been fighting to see the end of plastic bags for a long, long time.
I loved Heal the Bay’s mission to keep the ocean clean and healthy and began speaking at schools, talking about how young people could get involved and help preserve our beautiful California coastline.
Around that same time, my acting career began to take off. I was asked to do a PSA about ocean pollution for the Environmental Media Association. I played a mermaid in the video and got to wear the same tail that Daryl Hannah wore in “Splash.” We currently both serve as EMA Board Members together.