What is the #PledgeAgainstPlasticStraws 2018 Campus Challenge
Posted on March 15 2018
Welcome to the Simply Straws #PledgeAgainstPlasticStraws 2018 Campus Challenge.
Simply Straws is challenging YOU and your campus to go Plastic Straw Free! The goal = Get as many people as possible to #PledgeAgainstPlasticStraws (students, faculty, staff, alumni, family and friends). Any Student or School Representative can register! (Check if your school has registered yet)
The #PledgeAgainstPlasticStraws 2018 Campus Challenge is between YOUR campus and all other registered campuses. The campus that gathers the most pledges over the entire month of April wins!
The campus (one High School and one College) that gathers the largest number of pledges throughout April wins 100 custom etched reusable glass straws from Simply Straws! Not only will your campus get 100 straws, we will feature your campus on our website and on social media!
Everyone who takes the pledge gets a free straw!! Direct people to your school's customized web page to post on their social media the reason why they #PledgeAgainstPlasticStraws and enter their email. In return, they will instantly receive a coupon for an $8 reusable glass straw.
The 2018 Campus Challenge starts now. Sign up today! Gather pledges from April 1st through April 30th, 2018 (Midnight PST). Register your school by March 28th to have your website live on April 1st.
You can register at any time but we recommend signing up early. Only one person from each school needs to register. See if your school has registered here. Starting April 1st, direct your people to your personalized site to take the #PledgeAgainstPlasticStraws. For ease of use, they can also visit SimplyStraws.com and select your school from a drop down menu under #PledgeAgainstPlasticStraws.
Now the fun part starts! Gather as many pledges as you can! Campaign on campus to get people to take the pledge. Use social media, text messages, email newsletters and good old-fashioned word of mouth to encourage as many people as possible to take the #PledgeAgainstPlasticStraws under your school’s name. Creativity is highly encouraged. Document the process using social media and Simply Straws will share your journey.
You've heard the stats. 500 Million plastic straws are used daily in the United States alone. That means we can fill up Yankee Stadium 9 times annually! Straws are not recyclable so they end up in landfills where they will never fully decompose or even worse, in our waterways including oceans, rivers and streams. By the year 2030 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish! You have the ability to be part of the plastic pollution solution by refusing plastic straws.
We like to think beyond the stats. Refusing plastic straws is a small step that an individual can take without sacrifice, especially with your reusable glass straw. One small step, when performed by many, again and again can become a movement. A movement is what creates change. Let's gather together and make a change to impact our future one straw at a time!