Tobacco Litter Cleanup Needs Volunteers

Tobacco Litter Cleanup Needs Volunteers

04/01/2013 

SUNY Cortland’s tobacco-free efforts have all but eliminated a major health threat on campus.

Now, members of the College’s Tobacco Advisory Committee are looking to carry that positive momentum into the nearby community with a tobacco litter cleanup Tuesday, April 2. It’s an active way to promote SUNY Cortland’s tobacco-free efforts while extending a friendly hand to campus neighbors.

All members of the campus community are invited to participate, including students in need of volunteer hours and faculty and staff members looking for an easy way to score points for extra steps in the SUNY Wellness Challenge. Special rewards will be handed out to the top trash collectors.

Volunteers should meet at 4:15 p.m. on the front steps of Corey Union. From there, they will be given cleanup supplies to make a sweep of the tobacco litter near campus. All discarded tobacco products will be dumped into a 20-gallon fish tank, giving us a visual measure of how carelessly discarded cigarette butts can affect the environment.

The College’s Tobacco Advisory Committee would like to thank all smokers for respecting the campus tobacco ban and urge those who smoke on the perimeter of the campus to be considerate of SUNY Cortland’s neighbors by disposing of used tobacco products properly and by avoiding routinely congregating in the same location.

In the event of inclement weather, Tuesday’s cleanup will be rescheduled for Thursday, April 4, at 4:15 p.m.


More News

Young Veteran Earns National Scholarship for Non-Trads

Young Veteran Earns National Scholarship for Non-Trads

Corrine Edick is a decorated biology major, aspiring physician assistant and the first person in her family to attend college.


Get Caught Being Green for Sustainability Month

Get Caught Being Green for Sustainability Month

Green Reps will reward students who recycle and live environmentally friendly.


32nd African American Gospel Music Festival Set for Nov. 5

32nd African American Gospel Music Festival Set for Nov. 5

Four guest choirs will perform at the 32nd African American Gospel Music Festival.


$1 Million Grant for Milkweed Study May Produce Medical Benefits

$1 Million Grant for Milkweed Study May Produce Medical Benefits

Professor Steven Broyles to partner with researchers from BTI and Cornell.


SUNY Cortland Offers Campus Crunch Day

SUNY Cortland Offers Campus Crunch Day

On Oct. 24, apples will be celebrated in their many delicious, healthy forms.


CROP Hunger Walk Set for Oct. 22

CROP Hunger Walk Set for Oct. 22

Annual event raises money for hunger relief both locally and around the world.


Alumni, Undergraduates Connect at Science Symposium

Alumni, Undergraduates Connect at Science Symposium

The College's tradition of undergraduate research was celebrated.


Teaching, Parenting Expert Returns to Campus

Teaching, Parenting Expert Returns to Campus

Schwartz '68 has four decades of teaching experience and founded consulting company.


College Participates in National Transfer Week

College Participates in National Transfer Week

Events celebrate role of transfer students on campus.


Series Will Explore Human Rights

Series Will Explore Human Rights

The year-long Brooks series, exploring human rights and realities, begins Sept. 27.


Explore

Visit

Contact