Students Lead Earth Day Activity

Published on 26 April 2015

St. Louis College of Pharmacy students were showing love to the planet. On Saturday, they were in Forest Park during the region’s Earth Day Celebration.  As hundreds of visitors ambled past, the students talked to them about the importance of proper medication disposal.

The College has been involved in the safe disposal of medication for many years. In the past, the College operated an annual partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the City of St. Louis, going door to door at senior centers and offering community medication drop-off locations. Those efforts, along with the College’s promotion of annual medication disposal days, resulted in tens of thousands of unwanted medication safely removed from homes in the region.

In Forest Park, P1 student Ryan Kidd was spotted by a newspaper reporter and became part of the story about the event for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Kidd was joined at the booth by Shefali Barot, Cheerlyn Frederick, Aimee Jose, Annie Kennedy, Ryan Kidd, and Chelsea Meczkowski. Christopher DeTarr, Stephanie Hoffman, and Daniel Jaderko staffed a similar table at the associated recycling extravaganza event, focusing on items which are a little more difficult to recycle like medication, televisions, and furniture.

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