Ashleigh
Deemer

Deputy Director, PennEnvironment

Started on staff: 2018
B.A., Chatham College; Masters of Public Management, Carnegie Mellon University

As the deputy director with PennEnvironment, Ashleigh oversees campaigns to protect clean air and clean water in Pennsylvania. She brings more than 15 years of experience in community organizing and government to her work to win policy change and hold decision-makers, agencies and polluters accountable. Most recently, she worked with colleagues and coalition partners to enact a ban on single-use plastic bags in Pittsburgh.

Prior to joining PennEnvironment in 2018, Ashleigh served as a chief of staff in Pittsburgh City Council and organized clean air campaigns for Clean Water Action and the Clean Air Task Force. Ashleigh lives in the Pittsburgh region, where she enjoys gardening and engaging with her community.

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What are nurdles?

Beyond plastic

What are nurdles?

Have you heard the word “nurdle” in the news but don’t know what it means? Find out what nurdles are used for and how they're contributing to plastic pollution.

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