Purge the Plastic Meets Bend’s Surfrider Foundation

We were very happy to be invited to have a table and meet everyone who attended the February Surfrider Foundation event in Bend. It was hosted at OSU Cascades and the food was great (pizza!) and more.

We had just gotten our “Purge the Plastic” stickers and it was amazing to see how much people liked them. We gave away stickers to people who signed our pledge form and offered to share their ideas with us. Others donated $1 to our budget and got a sticker.

We thought we knw a lot about plastic and recycling but we learned even more from Ani Kasch who presented her “Rethink Waste” talk. It is so sad to think that even when people might think they are doing the right thing by recycling plastic they are actually making the situation worse by putting the wrong things in a recycling bin. In the end, the only way we are going to make a difference is by REFUSING plastic any way we can.


We also met some local Bend community members who are working in schools just like we are. In fact, if you go to their website there is plenty of information how YOU (or anyone) can take the pledge and get involved. Here is the link. 

A video is a great way to share a mission in a story that is fun and easy to understand. Take a look at the “Be the Change” video from No2Plastic.