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is great for galvanizing change both large and small.

One of the conference favorite restaurants is Indah. After a week of delegates asking to "hold the straw" and having their kids attend the kids conference, the management decided to switch to only offering straws on request.

It's a small thing but a great reminder that, above all, conservationists should lead by example.

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