UNG’s Dahlonega Campus placed first in the “Pledge Against Plastic Straws” national competition, conducted by Simply Straws.
More than 550 UNG students agreed to not use one-time-use plastic straws in April 2018.
Dr. Jessica “Jess” Hartel, lecturer of biology, identified this action as a way for students to make a small, daily step to impact the environment.
Students who pledged received an $8 coupon off a reusable glass straw from Simply Straws. The Sustainability Club and Scuba Club helped UNG win the competition.