Hi! My name is Chloe-Mei Espinosa and I am an 8th-grader who lives in Newport Beach. I am the founder of the Skip the Plastic Straw campaign, and I'm ready to bring it to the next level.
I started my campaign in sixth grade, from a Passion Project that my class participated in. A Passion Project is a project in which each student chooses whatever they want: make a sketch book, bake a cake, start a pen pal.
For my Passion Project, I chose to campaign against the use of single-use plastic straws, and I built this website in April 2018 to start.
I know it may seem ridiculous to get rid of single-use plastic straws, but our oceans need our help NOW and nothing is impossible!
My first goal was to get 500 people to take the pledge and stop using single-use plastic straws. (We reached that goal in May 2018!) Now, I will take on other projects that can help spread the Skip the Plastic Straw message. Check out my blog to see the projects I have and are working on.
All the research on this website was done by me to further my project, and you can help me too by taking the pledge and by printing out the restaurant flyer (in Resources) to give to your favorite restaurants. Stop the use of single-use plastic straws. Let's save the ocean planet together!
Click here to support my campaign and follow me on Instagram!