Little blue planet…
Conserving resources, being a steward of the land, leaving the earth better than we found it…
We’ve all heard the conservationist’s cries. Many of us are doing our part without a lot of publicizing or fan fare.
Doing and being those things doesn’t have to be a large effort nor done by large groups.
It can start small
Take California for example. The Jerry Brown – Governor declared a drought emergency in January of 2014. All residents, businesses and communities were called on to do their part.
According to this recent article, Esakton Village – an eldercare community in Carmichael, CA has some ingenious water saving ideas. A couple examples include: after mealtime, leftover water from glasses is used to water plants; most residents are limiting their shower to 5 minutes. Read about their other efforts here.
“These are small efforts.” you say; “I do this all the time.” you think.
You’re probably right, and good for you! Our elders have been doing this kind of thing all their life though – it wasn’t so much about conservation was it was common sense. (Our seniors are so smart! ;o) )
But just because they’re small and common shouldn’t keep them from being done.
After all, every little bit helps. We can all use a bit more conserving and a bit less consuming. Regardless if the conservation need is drought or something else.
MasterCare tips our hat to these elders and their community family. Let’s spread the word — what is your elder care community doing to conserve resources?
Thanks for taking the time,