News & Events

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Ongoing Events

Help make San Rafael a Clean City. Join the San Rafael Clean Coalition. Volunteer with a group of like minded individuals that participate and plan clean-up and recycling campaigns and events in San Rafael. Come to our meetings every second Tuesday of the month from 2pm – 3pm. Contact us to confirm the time and location. We welcome new ideas and new members!

Press Releases & News Articles

Cigarette Eater Meter in the News

“Hungry for cigarette butts: The most fun sculpture educates and generates money for charity” Fall 2013, Positive News

“Keeping cigarette butt litter out of the bay,” 10/15/13, Bay Nature Magazine blog

“No ‘butts’ about it: San Rafael Clean campaign reaches goal of collecting 100,000, discarded cigarettes from downtown area,” 10/02/13, San Rafael News Pointer

“Coastal Cleanup Day targets cigarette butts,” 09/19/13, San Francisco Chronicle

“Cigarette Eater Meter in San Rafael collects 50,000 cigarette butts,” 08/28/13, Marin Independent Journal

“San Rafael’s Cigarette Eater Meter raises awareness of the dangers of cigarette litter,” 07/09/13, Save SF Bay Blog

“Smokers asked to feed the meter: New installation aimed at reducing littered cigarette butts,” 06/05/13, San Rafael News Pointer

“San Rafael unveils ‘cigarette eater meter’” 05/31/13, The Pacific Sun

“Cigarette Eater Meter installed in downtown San Rafael, set to collect ash,” 05/30/13, Marin Independent Journal

“Campaign begins to rid streets of cigarette butts,” 12/14/11, San Rafael News Pointer

“Butts off the streets: San Rafael signals smokers with humor, direct questioning to stop littering,” 01/26/11, North Bay Bohemian

Television:  KTVU


FastForward, a newspaper written by and for Marin County youth, Fall 2014