A Vacation to Belize’s Chaa Creek has captured my eco-minded attention! I have been a Registered Nurse for 15 years. I feel confident in helping people maintain and improve their health. My mission has been focused on the people living in this world. Unfortunately, I was oblivious to the world that people were living in.
About five years ago, I had my eyes and spirit awakened. I realized that I needed to make changes in my lifestyle to improve the health of my our environment. Not only was taking care of my body important, but taking care of our world was just as important to my quality of life.
I decided to make small changes within our household. We started by stopping our junk mail. We installed a low-flow faucet aerator. The water flow actually seemed stronger, to out amazement! We raised the temperature of our fridge, and turned down our winter heat. The savings in money was a great motivator. A compost pile is one of our best additions.
Our changes brought excitement to our family. As we shared our small changes with family and friends, many of them made improvements based on our enthusiasm.
Our family spends weekends volunteering in numerous citywide clean-up projects, tree planting, and even coordinate a semi-annual “recycle garage sale” where people can drop off items and pick up new treasures.
I feel like I have earned a whole new degree in the past five years. Not only can I care for the people in this world now, but I have learned how to take care of the world people live in. Improving the health of our environment is my new mission. A Trip to the Belize Rainforest would be a lovely reward, and incentive to explore our mission in a deeper sense!