Fellow Smokers Listen Up
- By Hollyann King
- Has anyone else noticed the number of cigarette butts that ashtrays
on campus, it seems absurd to think that smokers can miss so frequently.
Strategically placed there are at least ten locations to extinguish a cigarette,
so why don't we use them? It seems we can get pretty close judging from
the ends of smokes which lay all around the ashtrays and smoking vicinity.
It is unacceptable to drop and stomp out a cigarette, the ground is not
our garbage can. It's a shame mindless litter goes so unnoticed to those
who are causing such eyesores, and this atricle's objective is to be an
eye opener to how our habit is unfortunately seen everywhere. Let's also
think about the patterns of nature which can be disrupted as a result of
ignoring nature's harmonious ritual of being one with the earth.Littering
with the detritus of our habit includes disrespect not only to our beautiful
campus, but also to the administrators, staff, and students who are tolerant
enough to allow Mendocino College to be a "Smoking campus."
- So make an effort, remind those who forget that our campus has ashtrays
all over for a reason. Most importantly remember nature's one request;
leave only footprints behind us.
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