Chispa Hosts Middletown Families for Afternoon of Painting Bottles, Learning about Threat of Plastics
On a hot Saturday afternoon, more than thirty children and families stopped by the Chispa CT headquarters in Middletown for our first family bottle event. Kids and their parents listened to a reading from Pesky Plastics, written by Chispa Director Leticia Colon de Meijas, where they learned about the harms of disposable, single-use plastics.
Disposable plastics often end up in our streets, parks, oceans, waterways, and trails. They can choke and kill wildlife, contribute to pollution, and are not easily recycled. Chispa CT showed families how they can use less plastic, and we handed out reusable glass bottles to decorate and take home.
State Senator Matt Lesser and Mayoral Candidate Valeka Clark also stopped by to talk about the work they're doing to reduce Connecticut's reliance on plastics. Chispa CT and CTLCV Education Fund have been hard at work since our Environmental Summit educating lawmakers about the threat of single-use plastics to our communities and our environment.
Children in attendance had the chance to ask Sen. Lesser and Candidate Clark about how to become better leaders in their own neighborhoods and communities. They also went home with both their new glass bottles and a copy of Pesky Plastics.