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Nov 5, 2020

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Shelby is a 2018 National Gold Award Girl Scout who started a non profit in order to reduce plastic waste in our oceans. She did this by connecting with Executives at large businesses to educate and encourage them to reduce plastic usage.

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Shelby O'Neil is a National Geographic Young Explorer as well as the Founder of Jr Ocean Guardians and the No Straw November challenge. As a past National Gold Award Girl Scout, O'Neil worked with several companies in the aviation, health care, and beverage industries to reduce single-use plastic pollution. To date, over 40 million single-use plastic straws have been reduced annually from O'Neil's corporate relationships. O'Neil has also worked in policy resulting in a No Straw November statewide resolution and the passing of a "Straws Upon Request" bill in California. Hailing from the small town of San Juan Bautista, CA, O'Neil is an advocate for equal education - currently focusing on shifting the narrative on who can be a scientist in hopes the world of science gains diverse innovators. As an incoming sophomore, O'Neil attends the University of California Berkeley majoring in Global Environmental Politics.

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