The First Straw

Sat 2:00pm - 2:50pm

Venue: Convo 09


A few years ago a video made its way across the internet of a turtle with a straw stuck in its nose. Suddenly, many of us were aware of the impact of our plastic consumption and responded with cries to ban straws, reduce plastic use, and save the turtles! Some solutions may have been short-sighted, but the desire to respond is real. For us, this was the “first straw.” The reality of our environmental impact and of climate change is alarming, but the changes we might need to make can be overwhelming. Many of us feel stuck and unsure how to make a difference, despite our best intentions. While there is no shortage of systemic change required to fully address this crisis, we continue to contribute on an individual level. Ready and desiring to make a change, the hardest part is often getting started. Join us for this conversation to learn some tricks or share yours. We hope you travel home with at least one place to start and make an impact. What’s your first straw?