Friday, May 23, 2008

Words from Walking Green

On this cool, rainy Friday morning, I took a few minutes to catch up with other green writers on the Internet. I'd like to share this terrific recent post from Walking Green:

In trying to help the world, can we lose the life we love?

2 comments:

Chastity said...

It's a great read! I think people are so tied to their conveniences, that some of these green changes can be viewed as so drastic that people feel you have to give up certain things in your life. In life you always have to make sacrifices, sometimes for the greater good, and if that means giving up certain aspects, or material things in your life, then it should be a no-brainer!

It's a shame that we live in such a society of excess and privilege, people need to understand the beauty and value of living simply. Simple changes like switching out your lightbulbs for energy efficient ones, and switching from regular oil heat to bioheat.

Has anyone ever heard of it, or has switched to it? I want to start taking initiative in turning my home into a greener household, one way I have started is by switching out all my lightbulbs in my home to energy efficient lightbulbs. And I am also seriously considering switching over to bioheat as an alternative to regular oilheat. The thing that I love the most about it is that it’s completely clean burning, and is comprised of a b5 blend of oils which are derived from natural plant and vegetable sustainable resources such as corn, hemp, and avocados just to name a few. If you all want more information on how bioheat works, just go on to http://oilheatamerica.com/index.mv?screen=bioheat I work with NORA to bring this info to you all!

Rjs said...

We actually are in the transition to CFL bulbs in our house. The thing to remember is that it is better for the bulbs and more efficient to leave them on for more than 15 min. at a time. You also have to be extremely careful in disposing of them, as well.