July 11, 2010 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
Off the coast of Rhode Island, on a hill overlooking Block Island harbor, Brown University student Emily Alvarez has created an anti-butt campaign. Not a commentary on nudity, but rather one about preserving an island’s natural surroundings: Cigarette Butts Are Litter.
Alvarez gathered local tree branches, painted them white, then added the highlighted tips to look like burning cigarettes. Below the pack, she included stats representing the number of butts collected since the island’s Ocean View Pavilion opened in 2000.
Images © Karl Heine 2010