Thursday, April 28, 2011
To support National Drug Take Back Day, the Take Back Your Meds coalition is encouraging Seattle residents to drop off unwanted or expired medicines at Fisherman’s Terminal on Saturday, April 30th. The site will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) with the Port of Seattle Police Department; the one-day event provides communities with access to safe medicine return locations in an effort to reduce the increasing rates of accidental poisonings and prescription drug abuse while protecting the environment.
National Drug Take Back Day highlights the critical need in Washington for an ongoing and sustainable, state drug disposal program. Poisonings are the leading cause of accidental deaths, surpassing car crashes in Washington. Take Back Your Meds is comprised of local law enforcement agencies, health organizations, drugstores, local governments, environmental groups and community organizations. The coalition supports a statewide medicine take-back program financed and run by pharmaceutical manufacturers.
For more local sites for National Drug Take Back Day, visit: www.takebackyourmeds.org/dea-events.
For more on Take Back Your Meds, go to: www.takebackyourmeds.org.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
A recent editorial written by Enterprise Washington's President and CEO Erin McCallum, called for more business leaders to step up to the plate and serve their community. According to McCallum, business leaders have the exact skills needed to effectively lead in public office. Here's some of the publications where this piece ran:
Friday, April 22, 2011
For Earth Day Take Back Your Meds program representatives were able to present their green alternative to traditional methods of disposing medicines. Take Back Your Meds emphasizes that flushing your unused medicine down the toilet or throwing it away in the trash will only lead to a more chemically polluted environment. This is one of the many reasons why our community must implement a permanent take-back program. Take a look:
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
On April 12 NASA announced the future homes of the retiring space shuttles Endeavour, Atlantis, Discovery, and Enterprise. While the Museum of Flight was not chosen as a recipient for one of the shuttles, they were presented the honor of housing the full-fuselage trainer, an exciting alternative. The Seattle community responded positively to the acquisition of the trainer as it was learned that people will actually be able to go inside of it and walk around, unlike the space shuttles which can be used only for display. Check out some of the great local coverage that the Museum received: