Earth Week Bulldog Butt Hunt

April 3, 2017

Did you know that cigarette butts…

  • are the most frequently littered item?*
  • are made up of materials that can last in the environment for up to 10 years?*
  • travel from our city streets into runoff, polluting our lakes, rivers and the Long Island sound and killing fish and wildlife?*

In celebration of Earth Week, Being Well at Yale has has teamed up with the Office of Sustainability and Tobacco-Free Yale to sponsor the Bulldog Butt Hunt.  We are calling all citizen scientists to help us collect cigarette butts throughout the designated smoking areas and other hot spots on the Medical School campus. Data collected will help assess and improve the environmental impacts of tobacco-related litter as we move toward a Tobacco-Free campus.  All participants will be provided with gloves and collection bags plus some fun Tobacco-Free Yale swag. 

The event is Tuesday, April 18 from noon to 1:00pm.    No need to stay the full hour, but please register to help us plan.  

Meet in front of the The Anyan Center (TAC Building) on the corner of Cedar and Congress.  The raindate is April 19.

 *The Problem & Facts. (n.d.). Retrieved March 03, 2017, from