Just signed up to go Plastic Free for the month of July with PlasticFreeJuly.Org. We couldn’t be more excited to be apart of something great! We have been doing our best to have very little plastic in our lives and no single use plastics. It is a very hard thing to do because everything in the store has plastic in one way or another. By joining PlasticFreeJuly.org we will be saving all of our plastic that is used so we can fully see what we use and how we can adjust it. Register here with PlasticFreeJuly.org!
We are excited and wanted to share this with you in hopes that you would like to join us and all the others. There is so much that can be one we just have to start making simple changes. It is the little things that add up to something huge! We can make a difference. Here is a link to PlasticFreeJuly.Org so you can check it out yourself and then sign up. 🙂
The sun is out and the water is cool, Summer is here! Time to go to the beach or river, pack a picnic basket with an organic lunch and eco friendly glass straws, and soak up some sun. Plan a trail hike or or a lazy day at the lake. How about a relaxing camping trip or a fun concert festival? All of our customers are taking thier glass straws to summer events, concerts, fairs, and Burning Man!
Don’t forget the water! Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. And remember to bring your glass straws along with you. This way you don’t have to use plastic straws when you are out. And if you have a case for your straws then you can protect your glass straws and keep them clean. Remember to bring enough to trade or gift with your friends!
We hope you all have a safe and fun Summer. Don’t forget to pick up your trash when you leave your places of fun.
This article from OurNationalParks.us shows just how much of an impact you can have!
According to Dana Soehn, volunteer coordinator for the park, volunteers spent 3,410 hours exclusively on litter patrol projects last year.
“We also spent another 4,518 hours cleaning up our backcountry trails and campsites and then another 3,352 hours on special patrols in the backcountry where we had to recover large amounts of litter left behind by unprepared hikers,” said Soehn. “Not only do the VIPs [volunteers in-park] help our park look better, but they also help us protect both the terrestrial and aquatic habitats, making them a cleaner, healthier environment.”