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

SUNY Cortland's Ability to Handle Winter Storms Earns National Certification

SUNY Cortland's Ability to Handle Winter Storms Earns National Certification

National Weather Service certification means the College is prepared for hazardous conditions.


College, City to Benefit from Bicycle and Pedestrian Connections

College, City to Benefit from Bicycle and Pedestrian Connections

$2 million REDC award will fund new construction in the City of Cortland.


Campus Cheers Area Children with Gifts

Campus Cheers Area Children with Gifts

Red Dragons collected toys and raised funds to brighten the holidays for local families.


Raquette Lake Provides Fashion Photo Setting

Raquette Lake Provides Fashion Photo Setting

Vera Bradley models carried handbags as physical education majors looked on.


Freya’s Journey: From an Ethiopian Orphanage to SUNY Cortland’s Dean’s List

Freya’s Journey: From an Ethiopian Orphanage to SUNY Cortland’s Dean’s List

Senior human service studies major has overcome many obstacles.


Cortland Among Nation's Top 10 "Best Small Cities for New Grads"

Cortland Among Nation's Top 10

The city was lauded for its affordable rents, job opportunities and entertainment options.


UPD Chin Hairs Raise Money for Cancer Awareness

UPD Chin Hairs Raise Money for Cancer Awareness

Officers raised $1,800 during No-Shave November campaign.


Caterer Crafts Old Main as Gingerbread House

Caterer Crafts Old Main as Gingerbread House

A festive three-by-five foot replica of Old Main is on display in Corey Union.


SUNY Cortland Supports 2017 CROP Hunger Walk

SUNY Cortland Supports 2017 CROP Hunger Walk

College organizations raised nearly $5,700 to fight hunger locally and around the world.


Michelle Congdon Honored for Outstanding Service

Michelle Congdon Honored for Outstanding Service

Michelle Congdon received the President’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service.


Explore

Visit

Contact