Rose Parade and Life Straws

 

On January 1, Team Marine headed out to the Rose Parade. Not to see the floats, but instead to collect recyclables. Members walked along the parade route collecting plastic bottles to raise money for Lifestraws, water purifiers that are to be sent to countries that need clean water. Along with students from the Green Dream club in Pasadena, Team Marine assisted in collecting many bags of recyclables. Keeping in mind that a Lifestraw costs 6 dollars, for every 120 5-cent bottles collected, one Lifestraw could be purchased. This year, 3000 bottles collected, or 25 Lifestraws.

 

Special thanks to Kerri Winters for taking pictures. Also special thanks to Micheal Winters and Stephanie Pham for inviting us and organizing this event.