We are two third grade girls from West Marin who want to ban plastic straws in the town of Point Reyes. Plastic straws are harming marine life. 500 million straws are thrown away in the US every day. Straws may seem not that important but they don’t biodegrade, they just get broken into smaller pieces, which get eaten my marine animals. We need to stop using plastic straws.
We are asking our community to support our ban, and stop using plastic straws! Any time you are offered a plastic straw, say “no, thank you”. We are going to businesses to ask them to stop using plastic straws and only hand out straws on request.
Viola Seda (Point Reyes Station) and Reese Patton (Forest Knolls)
No Straws, Please!
Help us reach our goal of 200 signatures
Thank you for supporting the No Straw, Please campaign to help create awareness around plastic use and reduce plastic pollution in West Marin!
Your pledge today supports three important goals:
Your commitment to say, No Straw, Please helps to reduce the amount of plastic making its way into our oceans.
Your support and signatures help Viola and Reese present their cause to local businesses and to our elected officials to help inspire changes in our local community.
Your participation in this pledge helps to inspire and empower the next generation to find their voice for change. As Margaret Mead said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
EAC will keep you posted on the girls progress and milestones through emails and our online newsletter. Be sure to check out our website for more information on our work, or to learn more about the Straw campaign. Or join us at the Hog Island Ocean Film Series on Saturday, August 18th to see the film Straws, and hear more about the issue from speakers, including Reese who will share what we are doing locally.