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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Plant Tree for the generations to come


See a fine example by senior people

RIVERSIDE - The 200 senior citizen residents of Mount Rubidoux Manor downtown on Monday showed their commitment to conserve resources on behalf of their grandchildren.

They held a tree-planting ceremony and collected donations toward a Nature Conservancy program aimed at planting 1 billion trees in the Atlantic forest of Brazil.

They called the event Seniors Giving the Gift of Green and many of the residents wore clothes of green or earth tones to the morning gathering.

The residents council at the 16-story senior apartment building earlier this month adopted a resolution calling for a reduction in resource use within each apartment, such as by drawing curtains to reduce air conditioning use, and by turning off the water while brushing their teeth.

The resolution also called for a continuing effort to find more ways to "go green" to make Mount Rubidoux Manor a model for other senior citizen residences to follow.

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The painting is by Nancy Merkle

1 comment:

Hazelnut said...

Hello Everyone! On July 16, 2011, Pag-asa ng Buhay Association, in cooperation with the Sonshine Philippines Movement and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, will be conducting a massive tree planting activity in Tanay, Rizal.

This is part of our goal to restore our country's natural resources and fight global climate change. Please support this activity and help us spread the word by sending this message to your friends and family.

To become a volunteer or join our Adopt-a-Tree program, you may visit http://on.fb.me/tree-planting-2011

Thank you very much for all your support!

All the best,
Hazel