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Making the world a better place.

Making the world a better place.

My chunk of the world is a better place because I save rain water for the garden, I compost organic matter and I love to garden. I am recycling and also looking into earth friendly craft ideas and ways to save or reuse things.

I wrote an article about green/ earth friendly gift ideas and I am exploring more and more ways to live a greener life.

No, I am not a “hippie” or a “tree hugger”, I just care about how I treat the earth and I want to do all I can to ensure my children’s children (and so on) get to enjoy the the planet also.

During our trip to Colorado Springs I noticed so many people with large chunks of land, I envy them and hope to one day own land myself.

The thing that kind of bothered me was the fact that so many of these average people were doing oil drilling on their land. I understand that it is a commodity that they can benefit from but I wondered why nobody is interested in solar powering their homes or using wind power.

Did you know you can create your own sustainable living compound just about anywhere?? Small things like installing solar power strips or wind power generators can actually power your home and if by some chance you generate more electricity than you need you can sell it to the power company!

I guess I just don’t understand why more people don’t notice and use the natural resources we have at our finger tips. Many of these are free (the sunshine, wind and rain) and they are in abundance but we look past them and prefer to throw our money away buying from corporations instead.

When I own a home I will use solar power verses the power company. I already do rain water harvesting and composting organic matter in the small yard we have at our town home.

I am curious about your thoughts and opinions regarding sustainable living. What is stopping you from living a greener life?

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  • I’m fortunate to own my own home with a bit of land. We;ve built a raised cement garden 6 x 16, for our veggies. We recycle, compost, save on electricity. The grandkids and I have watched ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ by Al Gore. on global warming, which I recommend to everyone. We;re always learning something new. If we don’t do something now, we won’t have a beautiful world to leave to our children and grandchildren.

    April 12, 2007 at 7:19 pm

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