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National Skip the Straw Day

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Think Globally, Act Locally

(National Day Calendar) In 2017, a group of teenage activists called the Coral Keepers established National Skip the Straw Day to recur every fourth Friday in February. Amid frequent and intense conversations about the state of the planet and the potentially fatal effects of plastic waste for creatures in the world’s largest oceans, these high school students from Whitehall, Michigan decided to establish the day in order to educate others about the many biodegradable alternatives to these small but potent cylindrical sippers. Click for full article...


Think Twice Before Your Next Sip and Skip the Straw

(Forest Preserve District - Will County) next time you hit the drive-through for lunch or an afternoon pick-me-up, think twice before using the plastic straw that inevitably comes with your drink.

National Skip the Straw Day, an event held the fourth Friday of every February to raise awareness about how many straws end up as litter and how these straws ultimately affect our environment. 

Plastic straws have become the new plastic bags, the focus of laws and mandates to regulate and — ultimately — eliminate or greatly reduce their use. In July 2018, Seattle became the first major U.S. city to ban plastic straws, but others laws have followed suit. Click for full article...



*Archived from ChildCareEd's Constant Contact Newsletter [2.22.2023]

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