Earth Day

Celebrate the Earth, Live Tobacco Free

Earth Day will be on April 22, 2017. Some campuses choose to host Earth Day celebrations on this day, others choose another day that is more appropriate for their campus, and some host events throughout the entire week or month. Each year, CYAN supports Earth Day events on college campuses to increase awareness of tobacco’s destructive impact on the environment.

Earth Day serves as a unique opportunity for tobacco prevention advocates to educate their campus communities on tobacco-related issues apart from the well known health information. Every phase of tobacco (growth, production, and consumption) is harmful to the environment and very few people are aware of the extent of the destruction.  In order to educate college students, faculty, staff, and visitors, CYAN supports a statewide celebration on college and university campuses throughout California.


Registration for this event is closed.  Registration will open late February 2017.


Event Turnkey Kit

The Earth Day Turnkey Kit provides a collection of ideas for hosting an event on campus.  The Turnkey Kit includes sample media such as a news advisory, press release, and advertisements; Earth Day event ideas; cigarette butt litter cleanup tips; and other resources to support your campus event.

Earth Day Turnkey Kit

Facebook Images

Images created to place on a Facebook newsfeed or Instagram.

One Tree
Student Cigarette Cleanup
Tobacco Litter

Downloadable Advertisements

One Tree Ad 
Deforestation Ad
Exhaust Ad
World Ashtray Ad
Litter Ad #1
Litter Ad #2
Litter Ad #3

Downloadable Flyers

Flyers to download and edit for use on your campus.

Flyer – Deforestation
Flyer – Butt Cleanup

Contributions from Other Campuses and Organizations

Below are links to resources from tobacco-free advocates throughout the state. If you have a resource that you would like included in this list, please contact Katie Moose.

Tobacco Product Waste Reduction Toolkit from the California Tobacco Control Program and the San Diego State University Research Foundation – Cigarette Butt Pollution Project.

Sample Volunteer Instructions with Campus Map with zones marked for organizing larger cigarette butt litter campus cleanups from Toxic Butts at San Diego State University

Sample Data Collection Form for totaling collected butts from volunteers during cigarette butt litter campus cleanups from Toxic Butts at San Diego State University