ALBURQUERQUE, N.M. -- More and more shelters across the country are helping animals and trying to save the environment. One such shelter in Albuquerque is giving recycling a whole new meaning.
Sometimes doing the right thing is not easy. It often takes quite a bit of effort -- and in this case -- quite a bit of sweat. But it is how to build green on a budget.
Watermelon Mountain Ranch took a hard look at the shelter’s possible impact on the desert environment, and an even harder look at its bank account -- leaving facilities manager Rick Dillender to act as a one man construction crew at times.