Skip the Straw to Screen Documentary “Straws” at Cole Auditorium, Highlight School Projects

Skip the Straw

Skip the Straw Greenwich and BYOGreenwich are hosting an upcoming event on Sunday, January 27 at 2-4 pm at the Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library.

The event features a screening of the award-winning documentary Straws followed by presentations by Mia Nixon and Jack Egan.

“We will also shine a light on school projects and are welcoming students from Greenwich independent and public schools to highlight initiatives to reduce plastic waste in their school communities,” Julie DesChamps said. “Our goal is to inspire our youth in particular to learn more about the impact of single-use plastics and to empower them to make a difference through actions big and small.”

Following the film, discover how residents can make a difference in Greenwich and beyond.

Mia Nixon will share her adventures with 5 Gyres and EarthEcho International, and Jack Egan of Surfrider Connecticut will inspire action against plastic pollution.

Learn from student change makers how to reduce plastic waste at home and school!  Doors open 2:00, Screening 2:15, Presentations 3:00.  Free and open to the public.

Middle and high school students especially welcome!  For further information, contact

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