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Tonight – Sierra Club Earth Day Event, Exhibits, Presentation; April 27 – National Take Back Day, turn in old prescription drugs for disposal

Good morning – here are two upcoming activities you might find of interest:

  • TONIGHT the Sierra Club presents an Earth Day Celebration with exhibits, social time, and presentation/discussion of climate change
  • Annual “National Take Back Day” where you can turn in unused or expired prescription drugs for proper disposal, April 27 at the Redwood City Police Department.

Please read below for information on both events!

Thank you,

~ malcolm

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SIERRA CLUB INVITES YOU TO EARTH DAY CELEBRATION EXHIBITS AND SOCIAL!

 

We are featuring selected local “Earth Friendly” businesses hosting information tables. They will change how you live! And, a special presentation and discussion on climate change.
WHEN: TONIGHT Monday, April 15, 2013, 6:30 pm
WHERE: Redwood City Public Library, 1044 Middlefield Road
RSVP required online or by emailing sue.chow@lomaprieta.sierraclub.org.

Admission is free, but a donation at the door is requested

Agenda:
  • 6:30 – 7 pm: Meet reps at the Informational tables, social half hour, light dinner
  • 7 – 8 pm: Climate Change presentation, Q&A
  • 8 – 8:30 pm: Additional time to check out exhibits and meet reps at information tables.
Earth Day Exhibitors:
*    Neal’s Yard Remedies (organic health and beauty)
*    Lyngso Garden Materials (organic and sustainable materials and classes)
*    SunWork Renewable Energy Projects
*    Sungevity – get solar with no money down and start saving

 

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Turn In Expired / Unused Medication for Safe, Proper Disposal

National Take Back Day

The Stanford Pain Management Center in partnership with the Redwood City Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) offer an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by properly disposing of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

 

National Take Back Day – Turn In Expired/Unused Medication
Saturday, April 27
10 am to 2 pm

 

Bring your medications for disposal to the Redwood City Police Department at 1301 Maple Street, Redwood City, CA 94061.

 

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the numbers of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines-flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash-may both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For information about National Take Back day, visit the Drug Enforcement Administration at www.dea.gov

 

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