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Older adults are saving threatened species "one stone" at a time.

Be inspired at home, in your community, and online

The person who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. Confucious

Welcome to Conservation For Seniors, a website designed to bring together information and ideas to encourage and inspire older adults in personal conservation action to save threatened species. It is not meant to include ALL information about conservation and saving species, merely what may be of interest to you the reader. Anything left off the site can still be inspirational. If you have conservation-oriented information you think would benefit from being added so that others are inspired, please scroll down to the bottom left of this page and send in the information. Then, look for it under the section “Lion’s Share of Inspiration." Photos, videos, articles, and more are all welcomed.

But why a website for just older adults? Much of the literature shows efforts made to encourage children and youth to engage in personal conservation action but little exist that are created specifically for older adults No such website has ideas to inspire and respond to the issue facing our world today...27,000+ animal species are threatened to become extinct. A sobering number but one that can be greatly decreased by making simple changes at home and in the community. Confucius once said, "The person who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." All it takes is one small stone, one simple change by an older adult, to move that mountain.


Here is the website to inspire that change!

 

Personal Conservation Action

Click on the different links below to be inspired to make small changes while at home, participating in your community, or being online.

Plastic Bag Recycling

In Your Community

Click HERE for inspiration to engage in personal conservation action while in your community.

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Online

Click HERE for inspiration to engage in personal conservation action while online.

 

Are you a small group leader of older adults?

Designed to be facilitated face to face at a senior center, click HERE for the curriculum to inspire older adults to engage in personal conservation action to save species. For options to facilitate the class via a web-based video conferencing tool, see the adapted guide by clicking HERE.

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Knowledge That Inspires

Click on left or right arrows for additional information

 

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Click HERE to learn more about how this organization measures the health and welfare of biodiversity and why it is important.

The Lion's Share of Inspiration

Additional Information Shared By Readers Like You

Click HERE to see what members of your pride have submitted about how older adults can engage in personal conservation action to save threatened species. Do you have conservation-oriented information you think would benefit from being added to encourage others to act? Please scroll down to the bottom left of this home page and send in the information today. Different websites, articles, photos, and events will be added several times a month. Come back to this link for additional inspiration when needed!

 

Ask Questions, Share Inspirations

Do you have a question or comment? Want to contribute to the "Lion's Share?" Fill out this short form and click on the black "submit" button. All messages will be responded to within one week.

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"Conspiration Inspiration Class" and "Lion's Share" photos taken by Eric Webster and used with permission.

All other images contained within provided by Wix or found via Google Images and are "free to use, share or modify, even commercially."

©2020 by Kärin J. Kupka, LCSW

Ms. Kupka is a licensed clinical social worker with over twenty years of experience working with older adult Veterans at the VA. Ever so passionate about critters and conservation, she is also a Master of Arts in Biology student through Miami University's Project Dragonfly Program in conjunction with San Diego Zoo Global. Click HERE for more information. The website is part of her thesis project for graduation in December 2020.