Tobacco-Free Campus Outreach

The number one most littered item in the world are cigarette butts. In the Bay Area, three billion cigarette butts are littered every year, and frequently end up in the San Francisco water supply affecting the health of marine life and animals.

Every month, the Smoke & Tobacco-Free Ambassadors hosted a cigarette butt clean up for the USF community. The goal was to pick up thousands of butts that would otherwise pollute the environment and poison wildlife. Participating in these cleanups were a great way to earn community service and give back to our community. However, due to COVID-19, we have halted our cigarette butt clean up outreach.