Shelby O’Neil not only earned her Girl Scouts Gold Award, she started a movement! We had long avoided single use plastic straws among most other disposable items. But with Shelby’s advocacy for legislative and cultural change, now we aren’t just over-the-top weird about conservation, we are mainstream. Give up your plastic straws for a month and you can give them up for a lifetime! Learn more about Jr. Ocean Guardians and No Straw November here. Read more about Shelby and her impact as a Girl Scout here.