Young Superhero for Earth Award 2018

Orange County 100 Top Influencers 2018

Junior Philanthropist Award 2019

Ocean Hero Award 2019

Top 20 Finalist for Kid of the Year 2020 

Orange County 100 Top Influencers 2020

The Diana Award 2021


Chloe Mei Espinosa

Founder, Skip the Plastic Straw

Co-founder of Sustainable Sisters YouTube Channel

Hi! My name is Chloe Mei and I am a 9th-grader who lives in Newport Beach, California. 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. (I 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 Skip the Plastic Straw restaurant flyer to hand out to your favorite restaurants. Stop the use of single-use plastic straws. Let's save the ocean planet together!


I hope you will support my campaign and follow me on Instagram

Ella Lin Espinosa

Partner, Skip the Plastic Straw

Co-founder of Sustainable Sisters YouTube Channel

Hi, my name is Ella Lin, and I am a 7th grader. I work with my sister Chloe Mei on Skip the Plastic Straw Campaign.


I care passionately about protecting our environment and keeping it clean. My sister is my role model and I look up to her for what she is doing to protect our environment. Together, we hope to achieve more and get the message out to as many youths and adults to join us to Skip the Plastic Straw. 


During the pandemic, we created and launched Skip the Plastic Straw YouTube Channelas The Sustainable Sisters, to share information and ways we can all help protect our environment. We also promote eco-friendly brands that are doing good for our environment. We hope you will subscribe to our channel.