WALNUT CREEK, CAâ€”According to a new report, The Path Ahead, â€śToday, kids spend less time outside than prison inmates, with the average child playing freely outside for just four to seven minutes a day.â€ť This report, commissioned by the REI Co-op, notes that the average American now spends about 95 percent of their life indoors. It further reports that we are becoming an â€śindoor speciesâ€ť which comes with consequences: â€śOur health and well-being may suffer. And the less we value our outdoor spaces, the less likely we are to protect them.â€ť As the famed English broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, said, â€śNo one will protect what they donâ€™t care about; and no one will care about what they have never experienced.â€ť The findings of this report confirmed Richard Louvâ€™s earlier groundbreaking work and documentation of â€śNature Deficit Disorderâ€ť in our young, wired generations. The Path Ahead makes it clear that the long march indoors is not inevitable, and that we are at a crossroads. To counter this trend and give thanks for the Mount Diablo area this Thanksgiving season Save Mount Diablo (SMD), De La Salle High School (DHS), California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), and sponsor Progressive Asset Management (PAM) recently signed a Conservation Collaboration Agreement.
PITTSBURG, CA---Old computers, printers, televisions, cell phones and other electronic equipment do not have to take up space in your homeâ€”they can be recycled for free on November 17th at Mt. Diablo Recycling (MDR), part of the recycling and recovery companies of Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery. Mt. Diablo Resource Recoveryâ€™s free e-Waste event will take place on Saturday, November 17th, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the MDR facility located at 1300 Loveridge Road in Pittsburg, Calif. This free e-Waste event is being sponsored by Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery in conjunction with America Recycles Day, an annual celebration of all things recycling taking place across the country on November 15.
This past week staff from Save Mount Diablo were at the national land conservation conference, known as Rally, in Pittsburgh, PA. Nearly 2,000 land conservationists from throughout our country and around the world gathered for this annual event.Â In this photo, land conservationists from New England, Hawaii, California and elsewhere shared ideas and laughter while breaking [...]
We are pleased to welcome our new Development Director, Marcia Slackman, who joined Save Mount Diablo in mid-June. Marcia has been working with donors serving animal protection and wildlife conservation issues for over 25 years. Working closely with supporters on wildlife conservation issues continues to be a joy and a privilege for Marcia. She has [...]
â€śDonâ€™t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.â€ť -Bob Marley Photo by Meredith Hendricks
â€śTell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?â€ť -Mary Oliver / Image Credit: Al Johnson