Over 8 million tons of plastic ends up in our oceans each year. Plastic straws used for a few minutes and lingering for lifetimes, end up in oceans and water ways turning into micro plastics ingested by marine life and humans. Invasive and durable, plastic straws can last 500 years or longer.
Join us in protecting the planet from the effects of plastic pollution starting with banning single use plastic straws.
We are Strawless Oregon! What started as one 7th grader’s dream for a Strawless Eugene is now on it’s way to a national movement! We are concerned students, teachers, parents, and businesses in Oregon united in our cause to rid the world of single use plastic starting with plastic straws.
Let's ban single use plastic straws in Oregon. Lets make marine friendly straws request only items as an alternative to single use plastic. Let's save our planet and ourselves from the effects of plastic pollution.
Educate the public about the detrimental effect of non-recycled single use plastic straws to ocean, marine life and our planet. Educate public on the many alternate straw choices to plastic single use straws. Cause a shift in attitude and reduction in the daily use of plastics in all our lives.
STRAWLESS OREGON - OUR AWESOME PARTNERS
OAK HILL SCHOOL
Oak Hill School’s mission is to provide the best Kindergarten through 12th Grade education, creating caring and responsible critical thinkers.
Oak Hill School, located on a seventy-two acre campus outside of Eugene, Oregon, is an independent, secular, nonprofit, co-educational day school serving students in kindergarten through grade twelve. Founded in 1994 as a college preparatory institution, the school currently has an enrollment of 216 students with 63 students in the high school. The student-faculty ratio in the Upper School is approximately 4:1. The average high school class has 10 students. As an academic environment that promotes cross-cultural interaction and understanding, the high school includes 10% international students. (This year sees students from China, South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Mexico.)
For more information about Oak Hill visit oakhillschool.net
BRINGING COURAGEOUS IDEAS TO LIFE TO SAVE OUR OCEAN
Lonely Whale is an incubator for courageous ideas that drive impactful change on behalf of our ocean. Inspired by the power of community to create the change we need to ensure a healthy planet, we are working towards a new era of radical collaboration, together facilitating the creation of innovative ideas that push the boundary on current trends in technology, media and advocacy that positively impact the health of our ocean.
We are inspired by the group of hard working people at Lonelywhale.org who lead by example.
Join them and their efforts to save our ocean at
become an ocean hero!
The Ocean Heroes bootcamp in Vancouver was a really awesome experience and a chance of a lifetime to meet new people and really get inspired by fellow change makers. Having the opportunity to meet Christine Figgener the amazing marine biologist behind the video of the straw being pulled out of a turtles nose and Melati Wijsen Cofounder of Bye Bye Bags in Bali was truly amazing.
The Chicago based company McDonalds is testing environmentally-friendly straw alternatives in many countries including the USA
Burger King UK on World Oceans Day 2018 committed to eliminating plastic straws from its restaurants and only serving biodegradable ones by Sept 2018. The chain wants all packaging in its 500 UK stores to be recyclable, biodegradable, or compostable by 2025.