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.
The painting is by Nancy Merkle