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Go Green for Earth Day 2018

Go Green for Earth Day 2018

Third Rock from the Sun, The Blue Planet, Terra… all of these nicknames have one thing in common: they represent the Earth, our home planet, and the thing through which all life is sustained. As George Santayana once said, “The earth has music for those who listen.” And listen we shall.

The truth is humans haven’t always been very kind to the Earth. Whether it’s air pollution, waste disposal or harmful misuse of our natural resources, we tend to be a little tough on the home we love so much. But, in just a few short days we get to celebrate and give back to the planet that provides. This coming Sunday, April 22nd, is Earth Day! Earth Day 2018 is the perfect opportunity to get involved with your community and take care of our Earth. Let’s talk about some ways to go green for Earth Day 2018.

1. Plant something.
Earth Day was created to not only celebrate the planet we live on, but to give back to it and help create a better world for generations to come. How can you do this? By planting something others can enjoy in the future. Try planting a tree, flowers or other greenery in your yard or in a community garden to help make a difference in our world. You can help support fresher soil, cleaner air and a more aesthetic environment for the Earth.

2. Learn more about recycling.
If you want our Earth to be around for much longer, try building sustainable habits into your everyday routine. While recycling is a simple concept, oftentimes we can recycle a lot more materials than we actually do. Take time this Earth Day to learn more about recycling—what you can recycle, if there’s a recycling service near you or what the recycling laws are in your city. When you understand more about recycling, you can take more steps toward sustainable habits that benefit our world.

3. Turn off electronics.
You probably heard your mom or dad say, “Turn off the lights!” or “Unplug that cord!” when you were younger. While they may have been concerned about electricity prices, turning off electronics is also a great way to go green this Earth Day. Saving on electricity helps conserve energy, which builds a better world. Turn off your electronics, use less air conditioning during the summer or switch to low-energy appliances to help make a small change at a time.

4. Get outside.
What better way to celebrate Earth Day then to get outside and enjoy the beautiful nature of our Earth? What might seem like a simple task can quickly become difficult as schedules fill up with activities, so create a set schedule for you to stick to and spend time outdoors. Whether you exercise, play sports or just spend time with friends and family, make an effort to get outside this spring and summer and appreciate Mother Nature.

5. Tell others.
Finally, tell others about Earth Day! One person can definitely have an influence, but the more people involved, the more impact we can create on building a more beautiful world. Be sure to remind others about Earth Day and share ways, opportunities or events for them to join in and celebrate the day with you. Together, we can build a more sustainable future for generations to come and enjoy.

Earth Day 2018 is just a few short days away, so start brainstorming now for ways to get involved and make a difference. Try out some of these tips to join in and commemorate the occasion. Go green for Earth Day 2018 and create a vital impact on the natural community around you.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

Dear Clients & Supporters,

As you may have heard, our office in Pueblo was maliciously vandalized by an unidentified gunman, just after midnight on the evening of June 2nd.

Footage from our security cameras shows an initially calm scene, before what appears to be a man walking by nonchalantly, hands tucked in pockets, suddenly stopping and turning to withdraw a firearm. The gunman then starts dashing, firing shot after shot directly at our storefront.

This person and their weapon have caused immense harm. Financially, the estimated damage exceeds $25,000. The same bullets that shattered glass and pierced through walls have wounded our hearts. However, the cost of this emotional damage cannot be measured in dollars. If there is a silver lining, it’s that nobody was physically hurt - or worse. For that, we’re eternally grateful.

To be clear, this individual and this destructive act, are not linked to the Black Lives Matter movement or protests of any kind. Unfortunately, we believe this anger to be rooted locally in a conflict between a tenant and their disgruntled clients.

In the wake of the ongoing pandemic and riots spurred by civil unrest nationwide, we know things are uncomfortable right now. We know people are upset and hurting. We're hurting too.

As much as it pains us to board up these windows and doors and close our building, we have no other choice but to do so until we can get them fixed. Despite our office being closed, rest assured, we are still working.

While the need for our services grows, so does our need for your support. In fact, we need you now more than ever. Whether it's time or a monetary donation, anything you can do to help us continue promoting healthy, vibrant neighborhoods across Southern Colorado is not only sincerely appreciated; it's vital to actualizing our mutual goals as a community. You can make your contribution, securely and conveniently online at https://nwsoco.org/how-to-help/donate.html or to submit interest in volunteering please visit https://nwsoco.org/how-to-help/volunteer.html.

We want you to know, we will be back, and we will continue to fight for a better Southern Colorado. To get there, more of us need to change. Amidst these changes, one thing will remain certain: our commitment to serving you and the entire Southern Colorado community.

The pain we feel now will pass, just like the time we have with those we love. Remember to take care of each other. If this unprecedented time has taught us anything, it’s that we need each other more than we could have ever known.


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

A Message about Our Services in Light of Coronavirus (COVID-19) – UPDATED 06/09/2020

NeighborWorks Southern Colorado cares about the health and safety of our customers, staff, and community partners. Out of an abundance of caution, we are suspending in-person workshops and counseling appointments temporarily. We will continue to provide homebuyer education and counseling services virtually, and you can reach our employees by phone or email. We will not be receiving visitors to our office until further notice.

We are in the process of contacting customers registered for our Homebuyer Education Workshops or scheduled for an in-person counseling appointment to make other arrangements. If you need to reach us, please call (719) 544-8078.

We are monitoring the news closely and taking advantage of this time to do updates and upgrades to our building to better serve you when we re-open; we will post updates about our services to this website. Thank you for choosing NeighborWorks Southern Colorado as your trusted partner and first choice for homebuyer resources in Southern Colorado.

06/09/2020

Please take precautionary measures... Be safe and stay healthy

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