Mission Possible: Straws
As summer swung into full gear, Boy Scout Pack 2 Den had ambitious plans. Their newly launched project, selling metal drinking straws, is designed to raise awareness about the detrimental environmental effects of unnecessary single-use plastic straws.
Den Leader Emily Dorin said the scouts were inspired to action after watching the recent Green Screen screening of “Straws”. “The movie truly peaked their awareness about the issue. They held their own brainstorming session about how they could use the school intercom during morning announcements to spread the word, present to various grades, and go to City Council to influence our leaders.”
The boys have dived into their project with energy and enthusiasm selling straws at local elementary schools, a sellout at Milton and Midland schools, and working with the Little Garden Club of Rye. Look out for the scouts at the Rye Sidewalk Sale on July 28. They also plan to organize an effort to educate their peers and business owners about the long-term effect that straws have on our planet’s ecosystem.
All proceeds from their straws sales will be donated to SoulRyders. For more information on the Sound Shore Last Straw challenge, visit Rye Sustainability’s website: http://www.ryesustainability.com/sound-shore-last-straw/