Here’s a fine example of an entire community that runs on solar power and readily withstands the impacts of climate change, to boot. While neighboring parts of Florida – and actually entire countries – are ravaged by increasingly powerful storms, as the sun always comes out and shines, this community enjoys a calmer quality-of-life experience. Comments afterwards.
Here’s an interesting article about lawns, and the environmental problems they’re creating. The data provided is extensive. The question: How addicted are we to tradition and habits that simply no longer make sense? Comments afterwards.
We all grew up using gas-powered cars. We might have questioned mileage numbers and maintenance costs, but the industry and the supporting infrastructure was based on using gas. As e-cars finally gained sufficient acceptance, perhaps largely due to Tesla, the oil industry – and any established industry fighting for its survival – shifted the focus on range per charge, time to recharge, and even costs.
Sometimes, the established industry is still the best choice; it didn’t gain acceptance for nothing. And sometimes it’s difficult to separate fact from fiction when “the usual” is challenged. … Keep reading
One of the biggest threats to changing what we’re doing to fight climate change – which is no longer “sometime in the future, maybe” … comes from corporate interests to keep things as they’ve been, to maintain profitability. Change, of most any kind, is a threat. You might think of building codes as affecting only new construction; it affects everything. Comments afterwards.
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With Time Running Out To Cut Carbon From Buildings, Industry Just Tightened Its Grip
I see “Sustainable Living” as living 100% with what Earth provides, in physically sustainable ways – which I’m finding isn’t really all that difficult to do – and also maximizing our quality-of-life experience. I stumbled on this article from The Guardian about how David Beckham is working with a company that takes great cars of yesteryear – cars with wonderful styling and upholstery – and changes them from gas to electric.
Years ago, I almost bought a cherry red ’55 T-Bird that had been converted to electric. … Keep reading