LA Times Article About My School District Success!

LA Times has recently published an article about my school district success on July 27, 2018! It was a follow-up article from my first LA Times article but this time, it was written about how I managed to convince my entire school district (32 schools) to join me in my campaign to Skip the Plastic Straw! Go check out the new article by clicking here or by clicking the photo below. Also, thank you to Ocean Heroes, Captain Planet Foundation, The Daily Pilot, and CDM Pride (the school I will be attending in fall as a seventh grader) for sharing my article on your social media platforms. I really appreciate all your support!

My Campaign on OC Register!

Thank you Orange County Register for featuring my campaign and my successes in getting more than 600 pledges on my website pledge counter, convincing organizations like PALI Institute and most recently my school district, Newport Mesa Unified School District (with a total of 32 schools!), to stop the use of single-use plastic straws! Please click on the image to read the full article. I have also shared it on my Instagram, please check it out!

My School District Agrees to Skip the Plastic Straw!

At the beginning of June, I contacted the nutrition director of Newport Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD), Mrs. Dale Ellis, asking if it would be possible for the district to remove plastic straws from the cutlery packets that came with lunches in our school cafeterias. After a few emails, she replied last week with the great news that NMUSD has agreed to Skip the Plastic Straw for the entire school district! That means a total of 32 schools! Starting the new school year, the NMUSD district will be implementing these changes in the nutrition services department, based on discussions we had: Remove plastic straws from cutlery packages Make paper straws available (separate from the cutlery

You Can Help Too!

Do you have a favorite restaurant that hands out plastic straws? If you do, print out this restaurant flyer that asks a restaurant to adopt a Straws Upon Request Policy, and bring it in when you dine at restaurants. Hand the flier to the waiter/waitress or, even better, the restaurant manager. If you are too shy to do so, leave it on the table before you leave. If I can make a difference, so can you! Help me by spreading the Skip the Plastic Straw message to your favorite restaurants so they too can do their part to protect our environment and ocean. Click the image below to download and print the flyer! You can also find this flyer under "Resources" on my website.

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