I never thought I would be writing about George W. Bush as an example on my green living blog. Whether you liked him or not while he was in office, one thing that most people don’t know is that the ranch he spent so much time at during his presidency was actually a fairly modest, green home. Continue reading “George W. Bush’s Eco Friendly Ranch”
For most people who have the ability to read this blog, we live in a world of excess. A TV in every room and more cars than there are drivers. Especially in the United States. We have super-sized fast food meals, venti coffees, California-king beds, Hummers and cable TV with 500 channels. We have been sold the idea that the more we have, the happier we’ll be. We need to fill our lives with stuff to make menial tasks easier and to fully entertain our short attention spans. The reality is, simple living might actually make you happier in the long run.
There has been a growing trend (pun intended) in the United States over the past few decades. Average home sizes have increased even though the average household size has decreased. The more house you have the more you need to heat/cool, clean and light. It increases your carbon footprint and your bills.
Whether you’re prepping for a disaster, trying to get off-the-grid, want to save the planet or just want to save your wallet, most people can benefit from making changes in their home and lifestyle to become a little greener. You may want to reduce your carbon footprint to save the environment or you might want to lower your electricity bill. Some options are large and costly. Installing a solar array on your roof big enough to power your whole home is going to run you into the tens of thousands of dollars. Most people don’t have that kind of cash lying around, but here are some inexpensive things you can do to get your home a little greener. Continue reading “Cheap And Easy Ways To Go Green”