On July 25th, Team Marine members were honored with a commendation from the City of Santa Monica by mayor Kevin McKeown. We received this commendation in response to our research concerning Cigarette Pollution and Mitigation in our city. We were also applauded for our sharing of this research through the Los Angles County Science Fair and the California State Science Fair. Being recognized for our work was amazing , and given a platform to speak out about the significance of plastic pollution was even more so. We are excited for our coming campaign to be based off our research and are happy that the Council is receptive.