UNG wins national “Pledge Against Plastic Straws” competition


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.