Summary and photos by Melanie Stovall


The AIGA Minnesota Sustainable Design Committee educated Mia Third Thursday attendees on May 19, 2016 about the lifecycle of plastic straws and how to reduce usage by simply telling your servers/bartenders you’d prefer not to get one.


Rather than having a pledge sheet on a piece of paper, we stamped attendees’ hands and encouraged them to take a five-day pledge by sharing photos on their social media, using the hashtag #StrawsSuck.



The stamp was made out of letterpress type from our friends at Hamilton Ink Spot and the “Don’t Be a Sucker” cards were printed with water-based inks on the backs of old test prints.


Above: “Don’t Be a Sucker” cards were printed at Hamilton Ink Spot.



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Jhoselin Dominguez
Jhoselin Dominguez
Associate Director, Communications
I am a graphic designer from Kansas currently living in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. I graduated May of 2019 from Fort Hays State University with a B.F.A in Graphic Design. My hobbies include writing short stories, riding my longboard, and playing the piano.