STRAWS Film Event

Thursday, February 28, 20195:30PM - Thursday, February 28, 20197:30PM
At Bedford Auditorium and Atrium

This event is designed to kick off a semester-long Plastic Straws Commitment Campaign by playing the film "STRAWS" (30 mins) followed by about a 20 min talk on 1-3 of the following topics, then about 20-30 min discussion:

  • Reseach into plastics pollution here in VA
  • Efforts on Longwood's campus to reduce plastic use
  • Longwood's Straw Campaign GOALS to:
    • Win the National Simply Straws Competition,
    • Serve as the model for other VA sustainability-based schools to consider for adoption
    • First step towards broad plastic use reduction efforts at Longwood
  • Introduce concepts in psychology that motivate behavior change towards sustainability
  • Group discussion - Components of a successful campaign - engaging student organizations, a high-profile pledge board location (polaroid photos), steps on successful adoption

Following the film, which is short, the event will be short presentational and discussion-based encouraging students and attendees to share ideas, ask questions and help to shape a successful pledge campaign that will continue through the end of the semester. 


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