Mills Pond Students Urge School to ‘Skip the Straw’

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In recognition of World Environment Day on June 5, fourth-graders in Melissa Taylor’s class at Mills Pond Elementary School presented their proposals to ban plastic straws in their cafeteria.

Students performed skits on how plastics effect the environment, ocean, and how sea life can be harmed by ingesting plastics. After presenting statistics in a Google slideshow, the groups spoke about how each individual choice to skip the straw could make a big impact on the environment. 

In addition, Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn stopped by the school to listen to the presentations and shared the work she is doing in Suffolk County to help reduce plastics in the environment.