Supporting Local Economy Is Also Environmentally Smart

By Paul Larson

MILLBRAE – “LOCAL” is good! It is now common place to hear key terms such as “Locally Grown” or “Locally Produced” to show that items being “Locally Sourced” are economically and ecologically friendly. Staying close to home and purchasing locally has become recognized as a responsible way to help the environment. Documented by dramatically decreasing the use of gasoline and lowering the number of cars & trucks on the road, supporting your local economy helps in keeping our atmosphere clean and our congested highways as less of a problem.

For most of our history it was part of daily life to stay within your local community. Before the existence of easy transportation people grew their own fruits and vegetables and walked to where they had to go. People would use the services of those near by, and to leave the community was rare and considered a major endeavor. But following the Industrial Revolution and after the advent of the Steam Locomotive, Steam Ship, Horseless Carriage, Airplane, and other new and faster means of transportation the world appeared to be a better place…for a time. Recently though these inventive ways of moving people from place to place, along with the power generated to produce our electricity, became a strain on our environment by dumping the waste from these contraptions into our ecosystem. We then realized that to clean up the filth we were generating we needed to create cleaner ways to move from place to place, and at the same time re-learn the ways of the past that were clean and efficient. Today we are at a turning point and have the knowledge to live in an environmentally responsible style. We are now creating smart ways to go about our daily lives in a manner that is less wasteful, but no more inconvenient than we are accustomed to. Minor adjustments to our regular routine are all that’s needed to experience a cleaner and healthier life.

At the CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS we’re doing our part to support our local community and help keep our environment healthy. For example, our staff members each live local to our facility eliminating extra consumption of gasoline used in daily commutes (along with one who commutes on foot). We’ve successfully cut our daily electricity use to a minimum, and are always looking for more efficient ways to power our facility with the least amount of impact. We support our local merchants and local families as much as possible and hope that our community in turn will support the CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS. Before considering an out-of-state cremation group, or nondescript internet transaction, etc., please give our local Chapel a chance and discover how we can best serve your family.

Local people in support of local organizations, and visa versa, is a simple way to reduce fuel consumption resulting in a cleaner environment. This is just one of many ways to make our earth a better place.

If you ever wish to discuss cremation, funeral matters or want to make pre-planning arrangements please feel free to call me and my staff at the CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS in Millbrae at (650) 588-5116 and we will be happy to guide you in a fair and helpful manner. For more info you may also visit us on the internet at: