WeWe are a group of 8th grade students from Whitehall Middle School. We joined this group for the first challenge in September. For our first challenge we took on Ocean Acidification due to carbon emissions. For more information about that challenge see WMSCoralKeepers.weebly.com.
We, The Coral Keepers are now in the Final Challenge, for this we took on plastic straw usage. We can't believe the number of plastic straws being used daily in the US. These straws are not biodegradable which means they will never break down. Every plastic straw ever made is still here on Earth in some form. How trashy!
Animal life is also being threatened by all this plastic. So we had to find a way to reduce it. We decided to create National Skip the Straw Day to raise awareness of this issue. Please click on the "Take Action" tab for more information about National Skip the Straw Day.