Roses are red, violets are blue, we’re done with single-use plastic and you should be too!

This Valentine’s Day, we’re breaking up with single-use plastics. Let’s face it — our relationship with plastics is toxic. Plastic lasts forever, which sounds romantic until you consider that virtually every plastic bag, straw, utensil, or wrapper that has ever escaped into the environment is still out there, infiltrating water ways, being ingested by hundreds of different species, and contributing to global litter.

And have you tried to break up with single-use plastic yourself, but still see it everywhere you look? We’ve been there. If we are going to make sure the break up sticks, we need lawmakers to pass laws to reduce single-use plastics.

Join us along with our friends at Environment Oregon and Oceana for “Oregon: Break Up with Plastic”!

Learn more about what the Oregon legislature can do in 2021 to reduce single-use plastics and how you can make your voice heard to help make it happen. We will be joined by special guests Rep. Janeen Sollman, Rep. Maxine Dexter and Rep. Sheri Schouten! And you’ll get a chance to partake in a group letter writing activity where we’ll profess our love to the ocean, break-up with plastic, and ask our legislators for their support!

Program Schedule:

Kickoff Event and Welcome  @ 12pm 

Plastic Pollution 101 Overview w/trivia 

Solutions and Ways Oregon Can Break Up with Plastic

    • Producer responsibility: Rep. Sollman
    • Polystyrene: Rep. Schouten
    • Comprehensive foodware: Rep. Dexter 

Making Your Voice Heard, Love for the Ocean, and Generating Legislative Support

    • Poems and stories about the ocean
    • Action:
      • Quick training
      • Participants write love letters about the ocean and send to legislators
      • Policy experts available for Q and A

Wrap Up @ 12:45pm



Can’t make it?  No worries!  We will livestream the event to our Facebook page and the recording can be viewed on the page after the event as well.