The main intention of this paper will be to demonstrate a practical and proven model for helping those who suffer because of the energy crisis now. It will illustrate with the aid of audio—visuals what is being done for the poor elderly in this area to help them practice energy conservation. Last year, for example, nearly three hundred U.M.R. students directed by a V.I.S.T.A. worker (Volunteers in Service To America) winterized nearly fifty homes. Engineering students were able to demonstrate their skills and at the same experience an intergenerational ministry.

The poor elderly are those persons in our society today that suffer the most from the high cost of energy. Their housing and health needs are critical. Case illustrations will be made to clarify the human values involved as well as to suggest organizational methods to meet their needs.

From this session one will also see the volunteer model used at U.M.R. as a viable approach for other communities where student volunteers are available.

Meeting Name

3rd Annual UMR-MEC Conference on Energy (1976: Oct. 12-14, Rolla, MO)

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings


Value Clarification in the Energy Crisis

Document Version

Final Version

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© 1977 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

12 Oct 1976