Long Live The Vaquita

Long Live The Vaquita

Introducing the Vaquita Glass Straw

As you may well know there are so many perks to switching from plastic disposable straws to re-usable glass ones. They’re eco-friendly, you’re keeping waste out of landfills, they are toxin-free and oh so cute to name just a few benefits. But what if there was an even better reason to enjoy our one-of-a-kind glass straws? From time to time we like the support a cause or two, you know, to make the earth a better place for us and our kids. Our newest worthy endeavor is to help save the vaquita and you can help. All you must do is buy a straw.

We have a wonderfully crafted glass straw with an adorable little vaquita decorating the side. What is a vaquita (it’s OK we weren’t sure at first, either)? A vaquita is a very rare species of porpoise found only in the waters of the northern portion of the Gulf of California. This shy little creature is hard to spot and tends to stay away from humans but because of human carelessness, this rare mammal is on the brink of extinction with only thirty vaquita left.

Thankfully, the vaquita has some fearless protectors in the form of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The SSCS has taken up residence, partnering with the Mexican government, in the northern Gulf of California and vowed to observe, record and protect the vaquita from harm—especially harm from illegal fishing practices and poachers.

glass drinking straw

What can you do to help the vaquita? Just buy a straw! That’s right, for every purchase of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society—Vaquita Straw, we will donate $7 toward the SSCS mission to save this extremely endangered mammal from facing extinction. It’s that simple. You get to enjoy a super cool straw with an adorable little vaquita on it while helping protect this marine mammal.

Vaquita Cause Glass Drinking Straw

Leave us a comment for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to our online store. The winner will be randomly selected and notified by email on Friday, November 24th, 2017. You could use it to buy your very own vaquita straw!

Be Strawesome!

Comments (14)

  1. Glad to see support for a new cause. Thanks 🙂

    Nov 6, 2017 Reply
  2. Yes, let’s save the Vaquita!

    Nov 19, 2017 Reply
  3. Sounds like a wonderful cause!

    Donna F.
    Nov 19, 2017 Reply
  4. I’m glad they have someone watching out for them! It’s sad that it’s come to this point!

    Amanda Alvarado
    Nov 19, 2017 Reply
  5. What a great cause! Hopefully, the population will be able to grow.😕

    Nov 20, 2017 Reply
    • Hi Loreen! You won! Check your email for your gift certificate.

      Nov 24, 2017 Reply
      • Wonderful! Thank you, Strawesome!

        Nov 25, 2017 Reply
  6. Love this company and love the causes you support. Adore the cute way you do it!!

    Lori Jacocks
    Nov 23, 2017 Reply
    • Hi Lori, I love this comment from you! If it’s ok with you I’d like to use it socially (only shown as Lori J.) as a Strawesome testimony! I’ll email you a store credit as a means to say thanks 🙂

      Daedra Surowiec
      Nov 29, 2017 Reply
  7. Wonderful cause! Thank you.

    Nov 23, 2017 Reply
  8. What a wonderful and amazing thing you are doing! Thank you ❤️🐋🌊

    Nov 23, 2017 Reply
  9. Thank you for educating me about the vaquita’s plight. Another reason I love using my glass straws.

    Nov 23, 2017 Reply
  10. Never heard of the vaquita story before. Glad you are supporting saving this animal. I love my straw – using it right now with my green tea!

    Nov 24, 2017 Reply
  11. I love that you do all of these benefit straws and open so many eyes to things they may be unaware of. This one is near and dear to my heart with my love of sea creatures.

    Nov 24, 2017 Reply

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