The PORTLAND BUTT HUNT!
Brought to you by Leadership Portland, Six in the City and SOLV
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Check it out!!! House passes cigarette litter law!
The Butt Hunt Continues!
The Hunt was nearly a year ago...but the mission continues! Leadership Portland grad Sara Fritsch read this article and was motivated to help Deb pass her bill (House Bill 2676) down in Salem. On April 14, 2009 Sara and Deb testified before the Environment and Water Committee at the statehouse in Salem. Their testimony was well received. Stay tuned for updates as the Bill moves along...
How was the Portland Butt Hunt?
THANK YOU TO ALL of our fabulous volunteers (all 50+ of you!!!). Together we collected approximately 25,000 butts in two hours! AMAZING. We were also able to spread the word around town. The hunt was a huge success. THANK YOU!
Also check out the good press we got!
What is the Portland Butt Hunt?
On Saturday April 19, the Leadership Portland class of 2008 invites you to join us in the first Portland Butt Hunt. We have partnered with SOLV to incorporate the Butt Hunt into their annual SOLV IT Earth Day initiative - one of the largest Earth Day projects in the nation. Our objective will be to clean up the butts around downtown Portland. Mark your calendars, sign up, and join us for the hunt!
We encourage smokers and non-smokers to join the butt hunt. This is not an anti-smoking initiative, it is an anti-litter initiative. It is important to have smokers on our team.
Some ButtHunt details: We will meet at Pioneer Square (by Starbucks) at 9am on 4/19. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Suggested routes will be coordinated and assigned.
Why are butts bad?
Some General Butt Stats:
Why are butts bad for Portland?
In addition to all of the reasons outlined above, there are some specific butt concerns that we need to be aware of in Portland.
In less than one year, indoor smoking will be banned in Portland.
In Portland, we love our rivers and our nearby ocean. We have known for some time that cigarettes are a source of air pollution. However, recently scientists have discovered just how dangerous they are for water pollution.
What can you do to help with the battle of the butts?
We are glad you asked...there is so much you can do!
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Want to learn more?
There is no shortage of information available on this topic. Here are are few good links to get you started:
Help Portland win the battle of the butts!
The butt hunt is more than a one day event, it's a movement - JOIN US!