My first Magazine St Joseph's Home_40th Anniversary magazine.compres - Page 35

“Some people asked if it would be very dark in the early morning and evenings. We said ‘no’. We should let nature do what it does and if it’s dark, turn on the lights. What about funding? “The Health Ministry has been very supportive of our concept and while they will not fund items like the hydropool and childcare, we have managed to either find sponsors or to do so on our own. This has left us in the red, for now only hopefully, but funding should not be the concern of everyone such that it paralyses the home. What I would like to see more of are the drops in the ocean - how to save electricity by turning off the lights and air conditioners when not in use? How to recycle an old item? How not to waste food? Such micro- responsibility - this will help me.” A few initial ideas had to be tweaked to address safety and other concerns.