Little Things Matter

I am here to share my time in Kenya with readers. I have a particular focus on communities taking action for nature conservation. This is vital in this country as well as in other parts of the African continent. I got involved after a thought-provoking trip to the area with my company. I am proud to say that it helps people have access to cleaner water, which as many know is a huge issue worldwide. I thoroughly support the efforts to conserve and change the environment whether it is on a corporate or a grassroots level. Let’s get everyone involved. Individual by individual, we will have great numbers to work as a whole to improve needy communities.

The trip to Kenya brought the issue of water conservation to my attention because it reminded me how wasteful we are in the western world. It prompted me to estimate how much water I use on a daily or weekly basis. Think about how you run the tap as you wash dishes or brush your teeth, without thinking about it. Also think about doing small loads of laundry, watering the garden, washing the car, filling the pool, etc. It is incumbent upon us to stop this luxury right away. We need to set an example to the world. In drought areas, this is already happening. Even if water is plentiful, you can save energy as well as the precious liquid with a tankless water heater from Water Heater Watch. It is claimed that you can reduce usage by at least 20%. The old adage, little things matter, is certainly true. I have too long been part of an enormous constituency of people who are mindless of major issues like sustainability. Now that I know firsthand, given my experience in Kenya, I am ready to lead the way of conservation for others. I want to show people the importance of balancing current and future water and how to use water responsibly.

I hope other blogs will appear and writers jump on the bandwagon. They can inform the public of crisis situations and what organizations are doing to fight for improvement. Seminars and conferences should be noted that focus on solutions to vital problems, such as a clean water shortage. Technology has to step in to create methods for purifying water and supplying it to outlying areas. I hope you support monetarily the foremost environmental protection agencies. You can read about World Vision’s projects or others like the Nestle partnership in California which is a prototype of what could be done in Kenya. If you want to start with yourself and your own surrounding community, you can read online about water conservation methods. It is a microcosm of what should be done at the macrocosmic level.

I am clearly an advocate and I hope you stick with me as a kindred spirit. Waste not want not. Teach your children, tell your friends, and spread the word.