your own p2d2
Join the International P²D² Team
Call us and we will help you with the development of your own program for free.
A free presentation outlining the history, the process, and the importance of implementing a P2D2 Program in your community.
Who Should Be Involved?
- Public Works Director
- Water Department
- County Board
- Local Farm Bureau
- State Legislature
- Federal Congressional Leaders
- College Professors
- Media Outlets (radio stations, newspapers, etc.)
How Do I Begin?
- Decide who you want to be involved in the project. Consider working with students from a local school.
- Create a list of the pharmacies in your area.
- Have students research problems associated with pharmaceuticals in the water.
- Instruct students to research current accepted disposal methods of pharmaceuticals.
- Contact all area pharmacists and local officials and ask them if they would be willing to help discover possible solutions / prevention methods of improper disposal of pharmaceuticals in the environment.
- Have students provide formal presentations of their research to area pharmacists and local officials that inform them of the possible pharmaceutical disposal methods that are available in your area.
- Develop an informational brochure/poster for display at various businesses with all contact names and numbers. In addition, create a flyer with the same information that can be easily stapled to small paper bags.
- Contact all media outlets to inform them of the program and all of its benefits.
- Branch out to other schools, corporations, etc. and give away your program.
The Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant / P²D² Program Medicine Chest
The Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant P²D² Medicine Chest is a compilation of multidisciplinary, standards based classroom lessons, sample stewardship activities, and background information for teachers and high school students on how the improper disposal of unwanted medicines can be harmful to people, pets, and the environment.