Simply look around. Tobacco litter is everywhere: from local grocery store parking lots to San Francisco Beaches to the American River Parkway here in Sacramento. In fact, cigarette butts are the most common toxic waste found in cleanups and can make up 37 percent of the total waste in California. Tobacco does not just impact the health of individuals; it […]
American Lung Association Releases 2021 State of Tobacco Control Grades. The American Lung Association recently released their 19th annual State of Tobacco Control 2021 Grades. This is an annual comprehensive report that assigns grades based on strategic methodology to counties, states, and the nation regarding tobacco control policies. Some of the policy areas considered are tobacco retail licensing, flavored tobacco […]
“In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” – Dr. Angela Y. Davis
Conversations about food waste traditionally focus on the sustainability of our food system, food systems are complicit in the same institutionalized racism embedded in so many systems in the US and around the world.