Silent, efficient, and clean energy, powered by the sun.
How many days does the sun shine bright where you live? How many of those days are you harnessing the power of the sun to make electricity, or to heat water?
The sun provides us with the heat and light necessary to sustain life on earth. But what we don’t often think about is that it also provides energy to create electricity, heat to pre-heat water, and the ability to reduce our reliance on and mining for fossil fuel. Continue reading →
This seems like a no-brainer to me, but I’m surprised almost daily when I see where someone has left trash behind as if it would just magically disappear on its own. Often this occurs out on the middle of a hiking trail where someone has stopped to take a lunch break, and/or drink a few beers (kids these days). The Golden Rule for hikers clearly states, if you bring it in, pack it out. Continue reading →
Why is it that when we step into our automobiles, many of us seem to feel invisible (I too have felt this)? We drive as if the other drivers are our enemies and that every “wrong” move they make is made just to slow us down and piss us off. Like the person in front of us who just sits there after the light turns green. “What are you DOING… GO already!” I yell to myself in the safe confines of my car (she can’t hear me). Seconds later, I realize that there was a senior citizen still crossing the road with her walker (true story). Now do I feel like an idiot or what? Continue reading →
Recently I passed a storefront downtown that had a window display like I’d never seen.
There was no written message, but it inspired me to write this post. The large window, completely filled with used clothing made me realize how many clothes get throw away every year. Continue reading →
Once upon a time, in the early 80′s – before most of ever even heard of the Internet, I used to do what I called “Unplugging”. One Friday per month after work, I’d go home and I would unplug, meaning I would not watch TV, I wouldn’t listen to music, I would unplug the phone (who remembers when phones were attached to the kitchen wall with a long tangled cord draping down to the floor so that you could cook and talk on the phone at the same time?… the long cord also let me walk into a different room to get away from my nosey sister… but I digress), I wouldn’t even turn on any lights when it got dark. Instead I’d eat dinner, read, take a bath, write a letter, all by candle light. I was obviously single with no friends. Continue reading →