The Last Straw

Lynne Cherry, Peter Rhodes | 2017 | 4 min.

2019 Official Selection

Wild & Scenic Film Festival School Program, K-4th grade

Nine-year-old Milo expresses his concern about the millions of straws that pollute waterways, waste fossil fuel, and harm ocean creatures. He convinces restaurants to “be-straw-free”, addresses Congress, and is championed by international media. His campaign has now been adopted by many environmental groups. In the end, three Cape Cod girls suggest that you, “take the pledge to skip the straw!”


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