Have you ever said to yourself, “That’s the last straw”? Santa Cruz resident Jackie Nunez did, and now she’s turning it into an environmental movement.
You can get involved too, by simply saying “no thanks” to plastic straws.
Nunez, an activist who began The Last Plastic Straw project for Save Our Shores, has taken on this issue as a way to call attention to the larger problem of ocean debris.
“The straw is a start. It’s a gateway issue,” said Nunez. She believes it’s emblematic of all the other single-use plastics in our lives, which often find their way to waterways and marine environments. Read more here
Kathryn McKenzie, Living Green: Movement on to ban plastic straws
BY KATHRYN MCKENZIE, MONTEREY
www.montereyherald.com It’s a new year, and it’s time to clear away old, wasteful habits and do something sustainable. Not sure which direction to go in? You might get some ideas from these upcoming event
• The drive to ban plastic straws is coming to Monterey County, with an organizational meeting Feb. 2 in Marina. http://www.montereyherald.com/lifestyle/20150108/kathryn-mckenzie-living-green-movement-on-to-ban-plastic-straws
California becomes first U.S. state to ban plastic grocery bags!
Take the Last Straw Challenge with Ocean Conservancy
If we get 25,000 people to skip the straw at restaurants every time, we can keep 5 million plastic straws out of our ocean and landfills in just one year. Sign up to pledge to “Skip the Straw”.