“¡Sin Carrizo, Por Favor! by Drew Jaffe

(traducción español abajo)

-Article by Drew Jaffe of the School for Field Studies-

The Sin Carrizo Por Favor campaign is being run by students at the School for Field Studies Center for Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies. We are working in partnership with local businesses to stop the use of plastic straws in Bocas by spreading awareness of the negative impacts on the ocean, as well as introducing sustainable alternatives. Within our first few weeks, we already have almost 20 businesses behind our campaign. All businesses who have requested them received free paper straws from us to test. In late October, the Sin Carrizo campaign held a fair in the park to educate the community and spreading awareness to the consumer on the impacts of plastics in our oceans. We are looking forward to expanding our campaign next semester with our Spring semester student group. If you’re interested in supporting our campaign, please contact the Community Coordinator, Holly Hummel at hhummel@fieldstudies.org

PAPER STRAWS ! School for Field Studies students enjoying nice a beverage at Cafe del Mar, in the heart of Bocas Town, and doing so with paper straws.

La Campaña Sin Carrizo Por Favor está siendo dirigido por estudiantes de School for Field Studies Center for Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies.(Escuela de Estudios de Campo Centro para Estudios de Biodiversidad para Islas Tropicales) estamos trabajando  con los negocios locales para detener el uso de los carrizos plásticos en Bocas al concientizar sobre los impactos negativos en el océano, además de introducir alternativas sostenibles. Dentro de nuestras primeras semanas, ya tenemos casi 20 negocios detrás de nuestra campaña. Todos los negocios que lo han solicitaron recibieron carrizos de papel gratis de parte de nosotros para ponerlos a prueba. A finales de Octubre, la campaña Sin Carrizo hizo una feria en el parque para educar a la comunidad y concientizar a los consumidores sobre el impacto del plástico en nuestros océanos. Estamos planeando expandir nuestra campaña el siguiente semestre con nuestro grupo semestral de la primavera. Si está interesado en apoyar a nuestra campaña, por favor contacten al Coordinador de la Comunidad, Holly Hummel al hhummel@fieldstudies.org

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