Tobacco Focused Village Cleanup Is Great Success

Blog Post - April 19, 2022

Category: What's New

It is always motivating to see what happens when community comes together for a cause. On Saturday, April 16th, CVA Members Pure Project and Handel's Ice Cream joined forces, and with over 50 volunteers helped make Carlsbad Village just a little bit cleaner than usual!

With a focus on tobacco waste, supported by the educational efforts of the SDSU Tobacco Product Waste Reduction Project, this two-hour community cleanup brought in 108 pounds of trash and 28 pounds of cigarette butts. Ewwww. That's a lot of cigarette butts!

The two top "butts" collectors, Anna and Zee, as well as the two raffle winners, Kensington and Chase, were able to choose from pints of ice cream or pints of beer generously donated by the two host businesses. 

"Our community coming out is really how these clean ups are so successful and we appreciate each and every one of them," said CVA Program Manager, Tish Gehringer. "We had over 50 people participate in this clean up, on a holiday weekend, which is very encouraging. Partnering with Handel's and Pure Project and re-purposing their buckets and grain bags allowed us to waste nothing and skip the plastic trash bags! We hope you'll keep your eye out for more of these events coming soon as we are committed to making a difference in Carlsbad Village."