The UI Wellness Center will transform two metered parking spaces near Gregory and Armory into a smoke-free park and informational center on Friday, September 20. Resources on the upcoming smoke-free policy will be available. In addition, information about how decreasing single person car use and reducing secondhand smoke improves the environment by reducing car emissions and secondhand smoke exposure.
This display and temporary park is part of a national awareness event called PARK(ing) Day. The goals of this annual event are to raise awareness about how public space is dominated by car-related infrastructure and to rethink how we need and can use public spaces in our urban environments.
For more information about the upcoming smoke-free campus policy, contact Michele Guerra at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to go.illinois.edu/smokefree. For information about PARK(ing) day go to parkingday.org.