Organizations That Have Skipped The Plastic Straw

Thank you to all the organizations below for joining my campaign and Skipping the Plastic Straw. Since my campaign launched in 2018, I've managed to convince five school districts (245 schools), an outdoor science institute and a major healthcare system in Orange County, California to keep 15 millions straws out of circulation each year! Read to find out how each organization joined me to #skiptheplasticstraw! 

Date joined: March 2018

Where: Entire campus at PALI

What is the change: Removed plastic straw stirrers

 

 Click here for PALI Institute Website 

PALI Institute

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

Date joined: July 2018

Where: Cafeterias in all 32 schools in the district

What is the change: Removed plastic straws from cutlery packets for entire district and offer paper straws on request. 

Number of straws kept out of the ocean: 10,000 a day or 1.8 million a year!

 

Click here for NMUSD website

Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Date joined: August 2018

Where: Cafeterias in all 34 schools in the district

What is the change: Removed plastic straws from cutlery packets for entire district and offer paper straws on request at staff cafeterias. 

Number of straws kept out of the ocean: 10,000 a day or 1.8 million a year!

 

Click here for SVUSD website

Capistrano Unified School District

Date joined: February 2019

Where: Cafeterias in all 62 schools in the district

What is the change: Removed plastic straws in entire district. 

Number of straws kept out of the ocean: 20,000 a day or 3.5 million a year! 

Click here for CUSD website

Hoag

Date joined: August 2019

Where: Cafeterias in two hospitals in Irvine and Newport Beach, Orange County, CA.

What is the change: Removed plastic straws from cafeterias and offer paper straws on request.

Number of straws kept out of the ocean: 1 million straws a year!

Click here for the Hoag website. 

GArden grove unifed school district

Date joined: December 2020

Where: Cafeterias in all 72 schools in the district. 

What is the change: Removed plastic straws from the entire school district. 

Number of straws kept out of the ocean: 22,500 per day or 4 million straws a year!

Click here for the GGUSD website. 

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Partners 

Thank you to these amazing organizations who have partnered with me to spread my message and share my campaign to even more people. Through our partnerships, we are able to work together to encourage more youth to spread the word to #skiptheplasticstraw!

Project aware

Partnership: Jointly send out letters to restaurants in Coastal communities asking them to switch from plastic straws to paper straws. 

Click here for Project Aware website. 

Pacific Marine mammal center

Partnership: I present to kids attending weekly summer camps and after school program at Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC). 

Click here for PMMC website. 

Newport Sea base

Partnership: I present to kids attending weekly summer camps at Newport Sea Base.

Click here for Newport Sea Base website. 

Environmental

Nature Center

Partnership: I present to kids attending camps at the Environmental Nature Center.

Click here for Environmental Nature Center website. 

OCEAN HEROES BOOTCAMP

Years attended Bootcamp: 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021

Where: I attended all four Ocean Heroes Bootcamps in New Orleans 2018, Vancouver 2019, Virtual 2020 and Virtual 2021.

What is Ocean Heroes Bootcamp: It is a program that empowers young people (ages 11-18) with tools, skills, and network to create their own campaigns to help beat plastic pollution.

 

Click here for Ocean Heroes Bootcamp Website