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.
In the Fall and Spring semester, our Dons Helping Dons ambassadors will plan 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.
California Youth Advocacy Network
There is a leadership opportunity provided by CYAN (California Youth Advocacy Network) which provides Stop Smoking Resources to College Students. Their team is recruiting students to serve on their statewide student advisory board, COUGH. The goal of COUGH is to advocate for smoke/tobacco-free policies at all colleges and universities in California, remove tobacco industry presence from campuses, and increase access to tobacco treatment services.