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CLEAN AIR CORRIDOR

Launched in January 2013, the Clean Air Corridor (CAC) is a designated corridor targeted as a pollution-free zone, prohibiting smoking and the creation of air pollutants such as exhaust from idling vehicles, gas powered leaf blowers, pressure washers, and small utility vehicles.

The Clean Air Corridor represents a positive step forward in PSU’s ongoing efforts to provide a healthy, safe, and sustainable environment for all members of the campus community. The goal is to protect all who live, work, study or visit the campus from health concerns associated with second hand smoke and other air pollutants. Portland State is taking steps to align with other Oregon University System Universities, regional Community Colleges, and at least 10 other higher education institutions in Portland that have smoke-free campus efforts and policies. For a list of ongoing tobacco and smoke-free policies in your community, please click here.

In response to documented complaints to Multnomah County about second-hand smoke, and in an effort to provide consistency in our leadership on sustainability and our commitment to student success, a sub-group of the Executive Committee charged the Healthy Campus Initiative Team to implement the existing smoking/tobacco policy. As the heart of campus, the CAC is the most frequented area for students, faculty, staff, and guests.