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Duty of Conservation

Eileen C.

This week’s Blog Post was written by Eileen C., a Gobblers Alumni! She discusses taking important time to reflect on the nature and reasons for ones conservation efforts.

If you’re reading this article, I’d guess that you love the great outdoors and actively conserve the environment. If my intuition was right, Why? Why is conservation important to you? My ambition for conservation rises from my fascination and love of nature, the conviction that people are important, and the desire to share this passion with others. The earth was designed to support the life of humans; We’re part of the environment. We are the stewards of the world!!

I am a conservationist because I wish to honor the beauty of the great outdoors, and because it’s a piece of how I fulfill my duty to care for mankind. The mission of conservation is to preserve this incredible, complex, beautiful, magnificent, majestic, verdant world for its own sake, and for the sake of the prosperity and joy of human beings. I encourage you to take a moment and think about how you first became interested in conservation, and why it matters to you.

For me, it’s all because of my dad. Dad, you’ve taught me lasting, valuable lessons. You’ve helped me discover what nature truly is. I learn from you through snorkeling adventures, hikes, trail camera missions, camping trips, and every moment spent with you. Thanks, Dad.

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.” – Iroquois proverb

Here are a few simple things that cost us little effort (and may even save us a few dollars):

Use the cold water setting on the clothes washer

Use rainwater to irrigate plants

Close the curtains when the sun is high in the sky

Don’t leave your vehicle idling

Stop junk mail before it’s even sent to your mailbox: https://catalogchoice.org/

Unplug chargers and other devices that are not in use* *Many chargers continue to consume electricity, even when not attached to a phone or other device.

Thank you for every sacrifice that you have made so that you, my family, I, and all past, current and future generations, can live and revel in the wonders of the world. As expressed by both Ghandi and by Mother Theresa, “Live simply so others may simply live.”

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