Earth Day 2021
Shout out to our Cohasset Youth Ambassador participants who hosted a table during the Town of Cohasset’s Annual Earth Day Cleanup at Cohasset Town Hall from 9am-230pm, and provided Deterra pouches (a safe medicine disposal pouch that is environmentally friendly) available free to the public, along with literature and Safe Harbor swag.
Youth Ambassador Clean Up Champions
Noah McDowall, Ronan Whilton, Simon Frank, Chase Hansen, Frances Brisbane, Catherine Brisbane, Hannah Hession, Maeve Kearney, Bridget Kearney, Ryan Madden, Catrin Williams, J.P. Giglio, Ava Lee, Cecelia Tarpey, Reeve Day, Grace Madden, Evelyn Dickey, Sarafina Madden, Gracyn Lord, Mateo Reyes, Sari Reyes
Safe Harbor Table Management
Collin Madden, Amanda Sile, Kira Jamieson, Morgan Sile
A sincere thank you to many community members who lent a helping hand collecting and separating substance-related litter, especially the 15-person team from Evoke Wellness! Together, these amazing collaborative efforts helped Cohasset collect over 52 pounds of substance-related litter JUST from our designated areas.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day-April 24, 2021
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, is a bi-annual event for community members to safely dispose of old or unwanted medications at designated locations. Cohasset Police have a kiosk in their lobby that is available to the public 24/7, and we encourage the community to take advantage of this convenient location to dispose of their old/unused medications in an environmentally friendly way. On April 24 2021, over 128 pounds of returned expired/unused medication was collected at the Cohasset Police station.
Started by the DEA, this event was started to provide safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating about the potential for abuse of medications. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. National Drug Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for us to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. Learn more by visiting takebackday.dea.gov.