Many notable events and activities are happening on college and university campuses throughout California. CYAN celebrates these efforts, and showcases highlights from around the state. Check back each month to see what campuses around the state are up to.
Celebrate the Earth, Live Tobacco Free!
CYAN congratulates the 62 campuses that organized tobacco-free Earth Day activities this month. On April 22nd and throughout the week, these campuses hosted celebrations, conducted outreach events, and organized litter cleanups. We are currently receiving numbers from butt litter cleanups, and will update information collected during this statewide effort as it becomes available.
UC San Diego collected 36,392 butts with 70 volunteers in 1 hour.
San Diego State collected 19,147 butts with 54 volunteers in 1 hour.
CSU Northridge collected 2,927 butts with 2 volunteers in 1 hour.
Fresno City College collected 3,500 butts with 18 volunteers in 1 hour.
Shasta College collected 850 butts with 2 volunteers in 1 hour.
CSU San Bernardino collected 600 butts in 30 minutes with 10 volunteers.
CSU San Marcos collected 7336 butts in one hour with 51 volunteers.
Total Butts: 70,752
Total Volunteers: 207
Total Hours: 6.5
Plus! Sonoma State University collected 10,000 butts over the course of Earth Week!
Did you conduct a cigarette butt litter cleanup on your campus? If so, share your information with us!
Visit our Earth Day page for a detailed recap of statewide activities.
Student and Alumni representatives from throughout the state gathered together to speak during public comment at two meetings this month. During the UC Regents meeting on March 13th in San Francisco, students thanked the Regents for the new tobacco-free policy which goes into effect January 2014, and congratulated UCLA and UCSD on the early adoption of these policies.
Six students attended the CSU Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach to speak during public comment on March 20th. They thanked CSU representatives for their efforts in favor of tobacco free campuses thus far, and called on Trustees and Presidents to continue their support for individual and system wide policies. The COUGH representatives also stressed the need for these policies to be well funded, and asked that policy efforts include strong implementation plans, enforcement procedures, and cessation services.
Fresno State will have a free screening on “Addiction Incorporated” this month! Melanie Ruvalcaba of the American Lung Association shared this announcement:
“Addiction Incorporated” was the New York Times Film Critic pick and for good reason. This is a documentary that is as full of deceit, betrayal and lies as any thriller. This film reveals the true nature of Big Tobacco, and also tells the story of the heroes who came together to defeat the menace that refuses to give up. You’ll be engaged, entertained and educated at the same time. This film will be shown at Fresno State on Wednesday February 20th at 6pm in Engineering East 191. Please share this information widely and plan to attend. “Addiction Incorporated” is one of the most powerful advocacy and education films we’ve seen. The Project IMPACT 4 Life club, with support from ASI and the Fresno State ATOD Safety Council, is proud and excited to present this film free of charge! A parking code will also be available for guests to park on campus free of charge. For more info, questions or a parking code, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wellness Coordinators and other staff at the University of California have joined together to participate in a systemwide 5-week tobacco cessation training series with CYAN. In preparation for the systemwide adoption of a tobacco-free policy in 2014, this dedicated group of staff members is gearing up to provide cessation services to faculty, staff, and students at UC campuses throughout the state.
Share Your Success
CYAN is seeking local successes to share with colleges and universities throughout California. Interested in sharing your campus’ exciting events, achievements, and programs? If so, please email Beth Olagues with your story.