Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Leave No Trace Volunteer State Advocates

Volunteer State Advocates are the driving force of the Leave No Trace movement in their state. Each year, these individuals dedicate thousands of hours to teaching Leave No Trace and stewardship of the outdoors to the various communities in their state.

Interested in helping to support the Leave No Trace efforts in your state? Click here to contact your State Advocate today.

#LeaveNoTrace #OnePlanet #OneHome #OutdoorLife

Monday, April 27, 2020

Why I Wear A Mask In A Time Of COVID-19

I wear a mask in public, not for me, but for YOU. I want you to know that I am educated enough to know that I could be asymptomatic and still give you the virus.

No, I don’t “live in fear” of the virus, I just want to be a part of the solution, not the problem. I don’t feel like the “government is controlling me”, I feel like I’m being a contributing adult to society and I want to teach others the same.

The world doesn’t revolve around me. It’s not all about me and my comfort. If we all could live with consideration for other people, this whole world would be a much better place. Wearing a mask doesn’t make me weak, scared, stupid, or even “controlled”, it makes me considerate.

When you think about how you look, or how uncomfortable it is or what others think of you, just imagine someone close to you. A father, a mother, grandparent, Aunt or uncle choking on a respirator. Then ask yourself if you could have sucked it up a little for them.

Feel free to copy and paste and share. I did. ๐Ÿ˜Š

#WearAMask #WashYourHands 
#StayHome #COVID19 #DuringATimeOfPlague

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Why Am I Posting This? So We Don’t Forget....

Why am I posting this? So we don’t forget.... ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿงค๐Ÿ˜ฅ

Today is Sunday, April 26, 2020. Next year & then every year after, this status will appear in my memories feed, for as long as Facebook exists. And it will be an annual reminder that life is precious & that nothing should be taken for granted. 

We are where we are with what we have. Let's be grateful ๐Ÿ’œ

- We are at 39 days of social isolation.

- The Dollar is worth $ 5.32, the Euro $ 5.77, and the British Pound $ 6.54.

- Schools have been closed since mid-March and are teaching remotely on-line. This will continue for the rest of the school year.

- There are lines / tapes inside the stores to keep people 6 feet apart.

- Bars and restaurants only for home delivery & pick-up.

- Parks, beaches, and walk-in places are not accessible to the public.

- All sports competitions have been canceled.

- All festivals and entertainment events have been banned.

- Weddings, family celebrations, and birthdays have been canceled.

- Funerals limited to 10-20 people.

- People are doing drive-by parades to celebrate birthdays!

- Young kids can’t understand why they can only see grandparents & other extended family and friends on a screen or thru a window if someone visits in person.

- Hugs and kisses are not given.

- The churches are closed or online.

- We have to stay away from each other more than a meter.

- Shortage of masks and gloves in hospitals.

- There are fewer ventilators than there should be.

- People are wearing masks, some places even REQUIRE that you wear them to enter! People are even making their own masks for sale or donation to medical facilities!

- Toilet paper, hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes, and anything Lysol or Clorox is in short supply and limited per person...IF you can even find them!

- Stores are closing early to disinfect everything. (24-hour stores are even closing by 9pm)

- Store checkouts, pharmacies, and even fast food drive-thru windows have added plexiglass between employee and customer. Have to reach around or under to pay!

- You can't find isopropyl alcohol easily. .. supply per person is limited.

- Australia, USA, and Europe have closed their borders.

- Western Australia has been divided into 9 territories & an instant $1,500 fine issued for crossing the border without a valid reason. (Transport workers, Essential services, etc)

- No one is traveling for leisure. Airports empty. Tourism has the worst crisis in history.

This text comes from an anonymous author, it's not mine. I copied because I want to remember it too. 

#AMomentInTime #LifeIsPrecious 
#COVID19 #DuringATimeOfPlague

Friday, April 24, 2020

American Red Cross National Volunteer Week

As National Volunteer Week comes to a close, we remain thankful to the thousands of volunteers who comprise more than 90% of the American Red Cross workforce nationwide!

Volunteers make it possible for the Red Cross to continue its mission of helping those in need!

Thank you! We truly couldn't do it without you!

#AmericanRedCross #Volunteer #DisasterRelief #COVID19

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Thought For The Day

During these interesting times, and throughout life, we will discover that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.

Monday, April 20, 2020

American Red Cross National Volunteer Week

It’s National Volunteer Week, and the American Red Cross honors our hundreds of thousands of volunteers who make it possible to fulfill our lifesaving mission of helping people in need. 

Support your community. Become a Red Cross volunteer. 

Discover the role that's right for you HERE

#AmericanRedCross #Volunteer #DisasterRelief

Friday, April 17, 2020

Joe Brown 1930 - 2020

Saddened to hear about the death of a true British climbing hero and adventurer, Joe Brown.

Joe was a true pioneer of rock climbing and was most active in the 1950s and 1960s. His ascents were as varied in style as they were in location and ranged from the gritstone outcrops of the Peak District to 8000m peaks in the Himalaya.

The routes he put up in the UK, the Alps and the Himalaya in the '50s, '60s, and '70s were incredible.  With routes like Cenotaph Corner on Dinas Cromlech, Shrike, November,  Llithrig, Vember on Clogwyn D’ur Ardu (Cloggy), The Unconquerables at Stanage, Great slab at Froggatt Joe set a new benchmark in difficulty.

He went over to the Alps and climbed the hardest routes in Chamonix at the time in half the time.  With Don Whillans they knocked days off the fastest time up the West Face of the Dru.
In the Himalaya, he made (along with George Band) the first ascent on Kanchenjunga, at 8586m it is the third highest mountain in the world.

Originally a plumber's apprentice and a 'Jack of all trades' in Manchester, England, Joe moved to Llanberis in North Wales where he opened a climbing shop in 1966. He was made a CBE in the 2011 New Year Honours for services to rock climbing and mountaineering.

His autobiography "The Hard Years" was a text of our youth. In our hearts, Joe will continue to climb evermore.

A true legend of the climbing world has passed.

#ClimbingLegend #JoeBrown

Monday, April 13, 2020

Lander Pet Connection - Fostering

“How can I make a difference in the life of a rescue animal?” I hear you ask! Fostering is one answer. You can make a BIG difference in the lives of those dogs and cats that may never have been in a home before. 

If you have patience, are capable of kindness, and have some space in your home, please consider fostering from the Lander Pet Connection. Thank you. 

Learn more about making donations here:

#LanderPetConnection #AdoptDontShop #FosterMe