We all are washing our hands now regularly. Bacteria abound and to prevent sickness hand washing is a regular occurance . But do you really need to run hot water over your hands? Continue reading
Today is Blog Action Day and the topic is climate change. While it would seem that motivations on being green are a tree hugging oblivious ideals, they are simple savings both with money and resources. Things such as insulating one’s home, purchasing energy efficient products and simply changing one’s wasteful behavior will make much more impact with minimal impact on freedom. The risk when asking the government to become involved we loose our freedom to make choices. Regardless of the benefit of any laws to lessen human climate change, the fact is that the ability for an individual to choose will be impacted. The idiom of think globally act locally has a better impact than having our “trustworthy” politicians leading by “example”
We need to take individual responsibility and if we each do the little things they will add up. Walking and biking, changing light bulbs, insulating, and turning down the thermostat not only help your bills but also the alleged impact of your existence on the planet.
I strongly believe that the centralized energy production and distribution in our country is a detriment to citizens. We’ve seen issues with oil refineries being unable to meet demand due to production issues and electrical distribution systems that are unable to provide adequate power to meet demands. This is where local generation can be a large benefit. However, there are many who do not want this in their backyard in spite of the benefits. Continue reading
Sounds great and now DOW has put out a product that seems closer to powering your house via the shingles on the roof. Is this a dream come true or just another simple green marketing ploy. Continue reading