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"Helping the Environment: Barclay residents talk about making changes"
According to a 1970 newscast available on earthday.org, the first Earth Day celebration took the form of a nationwide protest supported by skywriting planes, students in gas masks, and cities that banned automobiles. In celebration of this year’s Earth Day on last Monday, April 22nd, four Barclay Friends residents speak out about what environmental changes they would like to see.
Frank: Frank would “cut out the use of coal. It seems to have a lot of ash and stuff left over,” he says. “It burns a lot of stuff up and it’s bad for you.”
Bitten: “I guess I really want to change the people more than the earth,” declares Bitten. “People need to be aware that we are stewards of the earth and that we need to protect the planet we live on and that it’s not totally restorable. My interest is in land preservation,” she continues. “I worked for the planning commission in my township for 22 years and I was the president of the Wallace Trust for 10 years.” In 1999, Wallace Township received the Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence, and as director, Bitten was one of nine Wallace Township residents to accept it!
Douglas: What would Douglas change? “Famine,” he says. “I’m a born capitalist and I think that if everyone has well-being and enough to eat there will be less disorder in the world. The easiest way to make a socialist a capitalist is to give him or her some assets and then show him or her how to use them.” As for the great green yonder, Douglas has visited Yosemite National Park, the Grand Canyon, and Bryce Canyon in Utah. “I guess as an old city boy coughing up exhaust all the time, I like the clean air and wide open spaces,” he says.
Rose: Rose cannot control the weather any more than she can control the actions of others, so she focusses on smaller advances, such as recycling. When it is sunny, Rose agrees that it’s “good for people to go out and get some sunshine and keep involved, to go to the parks and see how different trees have grown and see flowers.”
Barclay Friends has Two Certified Wound Care Specialists
Barclay Friends is one of the few facilities in this area to have two Registered Nurses who are Certified Wound Care Specialists on staff. The National Alliance of Wound Care® (NAWC®) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of excellence in wound care through the certification of wound care practitioners. Certification provides an added credential beyond licensure and demonstrates by examination that the practitioner has acquired a core body of specialized knowledge. In addition, certification promotes consumer protection and confers peer and public recognition to those individuals who prove proficient in their practice.