Lisa Burch

Director, Sustainability and Social Responsibility
North Shore-LIJ Health System


Recent Posts By: Lisa Burch

Drug Take-Back Day Is Tomorrow

Tomorrow–Saturday, September 27–is National Drug Take-Back Day. Gather up old drugs—or those you no longer need–for safe disposal at a North Shore-LIJ Health System site. Disposing of old/unused medicine properly means they won’t end up in the wrong hands (illicitly used at adolescents’ “pill parties”) or in the wrong place (our water supply). Never flush… Read more »

Visit a Drug Take-Back Site on Saturday

This Earth Week, consider the irony that something that helps the human body can harm the planet. How? Until the recent past, pharmacists, clinicians and local municipalities commonly recommended throwing unused/expired medicine in the trash or flushing it away. That’s no longer suggested, because studies have shown that the discarded medicine taints our environment. Birth-control… Read more »

Help Prevent Pill Abuse on Drug Take-Back Day

Are you a drug pusher without knowing it? Prescription pill abusers most frequently get their fix from family and friends–including the home medicine cabinet. Use a North Shore-LIJ Drug Take-Back station for safe disposal of expired, unused, and unwanted drugs this Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to keep family and friends… Read more »

Money-Saving Tips for Earth Day and Every Day

This Earth Day, begin taking simple steps to line your pocket with a little more green. These resource-saving tips help give us a healthier environment, too: Save Energy Turn off the lights when you leave a room. Reduce energy bills by 30 percent with Energy Star appliances and equipment. They can also help to cut… Read more »