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QuitDoc Foundation sponsors Environmental Lecture Series
February 7, 2018

JENSEN BEACH, Fla. — For the 4th year, the QuitDoc Foundation and the Tobacco Free Partnership of Martin County sponsored the Environmental Lecture Series, hosted annually by the Environmental Studies Council.

The popular lecture series kicked off on January 17 and concluded February 7, with four lectures total on a variety of environmental topics. The first lecture featured Tom Fitz, freelance cameraman and filmmaker, followed by Mike Macklin and Kathleen Euler who highlighted the history of beekeeping and a comparison between commercial and backyard beekeeping, Chelsea Bennice, who discussed her research investigating the ways in which two octopus species in South Florida use resources differently in order to coexist, and the series concluded with Michael James Meier, co-founder of Ground Floor Farms who discussed the environmental impact of the foods we eat and explored sustainable food options.

Each lecture kicked off with a brief presentation from the Tobacco Free Partnership to discuss the environmental impact of tobacco use and the priorities of the partnership in our community.

Additionally, attendees were made aware of the upcoming Through With Chew Week, happening February 18-24, and were invited to visit partnership volunteers and SWAT Youth at the Martin County Fair and ArtsFest, both tobacco free community events.

Attendees also received information on the free Quit Your Way program.  In Florida, all residents have access to the cessation program, with online and phone counseling options as well as face-to-face classes.

The Tobacco Free Partnership of Martin County is dedicated to the creation of tobacco-free social norms through a combination of community education, youth advocacy and changes in local tobacco policies.  The mission of the Tobacco Free Partnership of Martin County reflects the goals of the CDC Best Practices, especially in regards to changes in local tobacco policies to create and promote tobacco-free social norms.

The Tobacco Free Partnership of Martin County is facilitated by the QuitDoc Foundation.  Learn more at  To learn more about the partnership or to get involved, visit