HOUSTON, TX---Where would you find a community of adults that recycles over 62 tons of paper annually, holds electronic recycling drives, utilizes CFL bulbs in its campus buildings and provides its residents the option to receive correspondence electronically?
A college campus? Maybe.
Eagle's Trace retirement community in Houston? Absolutely.
The residents of the Erickson Living retirement community raised awareness and demonstrated that "Going Green" is a lifestyle with its annual Earth Day Recycle and Donate event on Monday, April 22nd.
Residents and guests enjoyed the opportunity to recycle a variety of products, including paper, large & small electronics, cell phones, medical items, chemicals and clothing (for donation).
A recycling truck was on campus, and the community demonstrated a hybrid vehicle demonstration via Westside Lexus.
Notably, residents of Eagle's Trace partnered with students of the Big Little School in Houston. Elementary students designed Earth Day-themed posters for the event and brought items to recycle from a drive held at the school on April 15th.
Becky Ogle, a resident of Eagle's Trace, served as a coordinator for the event. "We are so proud of not only the tangible recycling results from today's program, but also the enthusiasm generated from Earth Day," described Ms. Ogle. "We value the opportunity to do our part in small ways, and sharing the 'going green' philosophy with the students from the Big Little School was rewarding."
About Erickson Living: Based in Baltimore, Maryland, Erickson Living is a nation-leading developer and manager of continuing care retirement communities. The Erickson Living network currently comprises sixteen campuses in Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia, which together are home to more than 22,000 residents and employ more than 12,000 people. Further information regarding Erickson Living is available at: www.ericksonliving.com.