Don’t Throw Your Trash Where the Fish Splash
By NHT Sustainability Manager Kathleen Berube
Few of us routinely think about our personal actions and the quality of our watershed. Why would we? We’re all busy, wrapped up in our daily lives. We don’t consider the impact of the bottle we saw on the ground, the trash that blew by or the soap we used to wash our car. Even though we may not be aware, our actions have a tremendous impact on the quality of stormwater. Many seemingly benign actions have a very real detrimental effect on aquatic ecosystems. Changing our behaviors is not hard, but sometimes we need a little reminder.
Team Quantum walked in our 30th Great Strides Walk on May 9, 2018 in Bethesda, Maryland.
This year we have lots to be thankful for but we still have lots to strive for also. In December 2016 our son & friend, Danny (now 33 years old), miraculously received a double lung transplant. Over the past few years Danny’s lungs have been failing rapidly but he now has renewed hope. Unfortunately the transplant does not come without some new challenging medical problems that have Danny in and out of the hospital on a regular basis. Although his lungs are CF free the rest of his body is still fighting CF, and in addition, he is taking an incredible amount of strong medicines to prevent rejection.
In honor of National Heart Month, each Mrs. Philippines resident donated one can of food. They put a heart on each can, and we called it “Canned Food with a Heart.”
We took the canned food to Oxon Hill United Methodist Church and donated them for the community. The residents were very happy with this successful program!
On February 20, 2018, Emerson House Property Manager Jheri Oliver was installed as an Accredited Residential Manager® into IREM Chapter 8.
Residents at Wingler House enjoyed a holiday time together in song.
Residents and staff at Mrs. Philippines Home for Senior Citizens enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving lunch and were gifted Thanksgiving baskets provided by area organizations.
Thank you to the Property Management Association for sponsoring a Resident Bingo Game this November at Covenant Village Apartments in Germantown. The residents really had a nice time and the PMA spared no expense in making our residents happy and comfortable.
Now in its 22nd year, the Mid-Atlantic AHMA Annual Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing Conference gives training from instructors such as AJ Johnson, Mary Ross, and Dennis DiBello regarding affordable housing topics. This year included a fun hypnotist show by Dr. Steve Taubman and the ever-popular Vendor Exhibition/Reception…with the fabulous gift basket raffle!
A BIG congratulations to Emerson House Maintenance Engineer Zach Bryan who won the Engineer of the Year award on October 26, 2017 at the 15th Annual Maintenance Summit & 6th Annual Maintenance Professional Award banquet!