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Straw-less Is More: Local Reduce Your Use Campaign Kicks Off For Earth Day

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Project coordinator, Jodi Leamon reminds us that "Reduce, reuse, recycle" is a hierarchy of steps aimed to make big strides in adopting a green lifestyle.

In honor of Earth Day, the Allen County Department of Environmental Management is launching an ambitious campaign at Eagle Marsh this Sunday, called "Reduce Your Use: Plastic Straws."

Public Awareness, and pledges to this cause will be encouraged by the department's light-hearted video, produced by Anchor Films,  showing how local wildlife might react to plastic drinking straws if they could.

While supplies last, individuals who pledge to refuse plastic straws will be given a reusable stainless steel straw for those times when one is preferred, and restaurants that would like to take the pledge, or use paper straws, will be recognized. 

For a look at the scope of the movement, WBOI's Julia Meek met with project coordinator, Jodi Leamon to discuss its importance, and how one small action could make a big difference in our environment.

Event Information:

Earth Day at Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve, Fort Wayne
Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

You can find more information on the Reduce Your Use: Plastic Straws Campaign at the Allen County Department of Environmental Management website.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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