No Straw November

Plastic straws are one of the main ocean plastic polluters, help us change that! "No Straw November" was created to bring awareness to the many plastic straws being used once and then thrown away in a single month. Jr Ocean Guardians challenges you to refuse plastic straws the whole month of November and to keep a tally of how many straws you eliminated from potentially ending up in the ocean. The ultimate goal of No Straw November is to use the single-use plastic straw as a wake up call to all the other plastic you unknowingly use in your life.

Please share this challenge with others and use the hashtag #NoStrawNovember.


We understand that plastic straws are medically vital to some. At Jr Ocean Guardians we do not condone shaming of those who medically rely on straws. 

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2021 Patch! 

2021 No Straw NovemberThe Arctic plays a significant role in not only maintaining our Earth's health, but it also plays a vital role with Indigenous leadership. With global Indigenous communities continuing to face various issues from climate change, colonization, and social injustices, we look to and acknowledge their leadership within all environments. We recognize the genocide Indigenous communities face(d) culturally, physically, and spiritually.


In the Arctic, we hear daily about Arctic oil drilling and commercialization plans for arguably one of the most fragile natural resources we have left. While political efforts and agendas shift every four years, we need a collective consciousness of Arctic issues to avoid losing one of our biggest hopes for our future. More to follow on this year's mission soon! 





Thank you for participating in the No Straw November Challenge and making a big difference for our planet.  To-date, Jr Ocean Guardians through the No Straw November patch donations, has donated over $4,000 to various organizations providing assistance to Hurricane Harvey community efforts, elephant seal education that's accessible for all, and awareness about petrochemical companies and their environmental impacts.  


Click here to order the 2021 No Straw November patch
Last day to order patches was December 13th, 2021