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COMMUNITY

Earth Hour

Earth Hour

Tonight (Saturday, March 26, 2011) for one full hour at 8:30 p.m. lights will switch off around the globe for Earth Hour. In 2010, over 128 countries participated and people from all walks of life turned off their lights. The goal is to reflect beyond the hour and think about what you can change in your daily life that will benefit the planet.

Please join us in working together to create a better future.  Our actions can add up.

Going Green in Honor of St. Patrick’s Day

Nowadays, the world is all about ‘going green’ in our actions by recycling, using less water, etc. With a million messages coming at us from all areas (news, politics, fashion, and even technology), it’s easy to get caught up in the big picture without realizing how your actions stack up.

The truth is, that everything we do every day has an impact on the planet — good or bad.  The good news is that as an individual you have the power to control most of your choices and, therefore, the impact you create.  By embracing a greener lifestyle, you can also improve your health, pad your bank account, and ultimately, improve your overall quality of life.

We always make an effort to go green whenever possible: our newsletters that we distribute to our neighborhood (the historic “Wood Streets” in Riverside, California) are printed on recycled and recyclable paper, we ride our bicycles whenever possible, we use CFL (compact fluorescent) light bulbs, use off-peak electricity, wash laundry in cold water, pay bills online, shop with reusable bags, drink from stainless steel reusable water bottles, and shop at farmer’s markets.

We wish everyone a HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY — whether you swig a green drink, wear a green shirt, or perform a green deed like recycling plastic bottles!

19th Annual Walk With The Animals

19th Annual Walk With The Animals, Riverside CA

Now in its 19th year, the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center’s “Walk With The Animals” will take place at Fairmount Park near the band shell area from 8:00 a.m. to noon.  The event is free and open to the public.  

Walk participants are encouraged to collect pledges to sponsor their effort.  There are categories for individuals, groups, adults, and youth.  To register as a pledge walker, call (951) 688-4340 ext. 307 or go to www.petsadoption.com

If you can’t walk, or don’t have a dog to walk, yet want to be part of the event, then register as a “Cat Napper.”  On event day, while you sleep in with your kitty, you’ll know that you contributed to helping care for the Pet Adoption Center’s homeless cats and dogs. If you decide to attend the event instead of sleeping in, we’ll see you there!  Free water and first aid will be available for both pets and people. 

Before the walk, participants can take part in a jazzercise warm-up; other events include a pancake breakfast, Urban Search and Rescue demonstration, exhibits, boutique and bake sale for pets and people, raffle prizes, low-cost vaccinations and microchips.  Participation in the pledge walk is not required to attend this event.

The Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center (PAC), is the largest no-kill pet adoption organization in Riverside County, and is a non-profit, public benefit charitable organization serving communities in Riverside County and beyond.  Don’t forget to visit www.petsadoption.com for more information, or to adopt a “forever friend.”

 We’ve already donated and plan on attending with our dogs, so we’ll see you there!

Daylight Saving Time

daylight saving cartoon

It’s that time again!  Time to set your clocks ahead one hour at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2011 (before you go to sleep Saturday night).

This is usually the time of year most people change the batteries in their smoke detectors.  It may be a good idea to buy a carbon monoxide detector this year, if you don’t already have one.

Remember, “fall back” and “spring forward.”

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentines blood donation

Whether you are in a relationship or not this Valentine’s Day, you can still give the wonderful gift of a blood donation.  Giving something truly special of yourself today or any other day of the year is the ultimate act of kindness.

Today, February 14, 2011, is also National Organ Donor Day.  Celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving the ultimate gift of love by signing up to become an organ and tissue donor.  In the time it takes you to order flowers or buy a box of chocolates, you can register and become an organ donor. 

National Organ Donation DayThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has designated Valentine’s Day as National Organ Donor Day since 1998 to raise awareness of the lives than can be touched — potentially more than 50 at a time — through one person becoming an organ and tissue donor.

You can find a local blood donation center in the United States here, and become an organ donor by clicking here.   Over a year ago, I signed up with Life Stream which is the new name for the Blood Bank of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, and just minutes ago registered as an organ donor with Donate Life California

Happy Valentine’s Day!

~April Glatzel

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