WCS’s Give a Sip Campaign supports the legislation
A coalition of over 100 advocates attended a press conference and rally on June 21st in support of Intro No. 936, legislation first introduced on May 23, 2018 by Council Member Espinal (Brooklyn- East New York, Bushwick, Cypress Hills) to ban plastic straws and stirrers in New York City eating and drinking establishments. The rally came directly ahead of a Consumer Affairs Hearing, chaired by Council Member Espinal on the legislation.
Supporters included: Adrian Grenier, Actor UN Environmental Program Goodwill Ambassador and Co-Founder of Lonely Whale; John Calvelli, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs for of the Wildlife Conservation Society and Director of the Give a Sip Campaign; Jon Forrest Dohlin, Vice President and Director of WCS’s New York Aquarium; Lea d’Auriol Founder of Oceanic Global; Lauren Singer, Environmental Activist and CEO, The Package Free Shop; Andrew Rigie Executive Director of the New York City Hospitality Alliance; The Sierra Club, Brad Gallagher, Owner of Freehold; Elizabeth Meltz, Head of Sustainability for Mario Batali, Luke’s Lobsters and many others.
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