Plastic is choking our oceans
More than 500,000,000 straws are used once and tossed every day in this country. Ocean Conservancy ranks plastic straws as the number five most commonly found item on beaches. Straws are not recycled, so they wind up in landfills, litter streets, wash into streams and add to the estimated 8.5 million metric tons of plastic debris in oceans annually.
Join Bull City Burger and Brewery, Pompieri Pizza, and Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, along with Keep Durham Beautiful, The City of Durham Stormwater & GIS Services, Don't Waste Durham and other local environmentally conscious businesses on Thursday, February 22 at 6 PM for a free screening of the acclaimed documentary, STRAWS. This event will launch Durham's month-long #SkipTheStrawDURM campaign for March.
This event was made possible through the support of the Durham community. Special thanks to Luna Rotisserie, The Durham Originals, Don't Waste Durham, Fillaree, Hana Lee Flowers, 21c Museum Hotel, Aardvark Paper Straws, Royal Water Resources, Compost Now, Bull City Burger and Pompieri Pizza for their generous donations of prizes for the raffle. All proceeds from the event will go to Keep Durham Beautiful and The Fund For Sustainable Tomorrows.
You can help
Join us for a screening of the documentary STRAWS to get all the facts and really witness the adverse effects of straws on our ocean and wildlife.
6:00 PM-8:30 PM, Thursday February 22nd
Durham Arts Council PSI Theater
Watch the trailer here
6:00 PM - Reception and Cash Bar sponsored by Bull City Burger and Brewery + Pompieri Pizza
7:00 PM - "Don't Litter, Man" PSA with Pierce Freelon + STRAWS film screening
Followed by Panel Discussion STRAWS filmmaker, Linda Booker, Executive Director of Plastic Ocean Project, Bonnie Monteleone, Orange County Solid Waste Management Department's Education and Outreach Coordinator, Muriel Williman, and Tania Dautlick with Keep Durham Beautiful
This event will kick off a month-long #SkiptheStrawDURM campaign for the City of Durham
TAKE THE PLEDGE
We ask you as an individual or as a business to pledge to significantly reduce your use of plastic straws and only serve straws by request. So many of us use straws as routine simply because we are handed them. There are so many alternatives, like drinking from a cup or using a paper or metal straw.
Pledge as an individual or business below!