I recently finished two interesting books that I want to share. Rising, subtitled Dispatches from the New American Shore, by Elizabeth Rush, is a comprehensive examination of how climate change is affecting sea levels - most significantly in coastal areas, like Louisiana, Florida, Long Island, San Francisco, and others in America. She provides compelling evidence … Continue reading Let’s Not Give Up
A couple of years ago I posted “The Most Important Thing You Can Do” to address global warming and climate change is to talk about it with your neighbors and friends. This past weekend I had the opportunity to do just that. A few weeks earlier, a good friend of ours asked me if I … Continue reading Talking About Climate Change
Typical solar residential diagram. Unlike most configurations, SunPower's inverters are integrated into the solar panels providing higher performance. Recently we moved from an 80-unit, urban condo, into a single-family home in the suburbs. Our condo had shared common spaces (including the roof) and to implement solar panels for our entire building would require pursuing agreement … Continue reading We’re Going Solar!
Last year, about this time, I posted a blog entitled Environmentally Friendly Gift Giving. I suggested giving items that do not harm the planet, like “consumables”, or products that displace the use of plastic (e.g., reusable water bottle), or an “experience” – all items in lieu of “stuff”. I also suggested giving someone a little … Continue reading Gifts of Love
We recently visited a beautiful national park, Yellowstone. We had planned this trip early in the year. When the pandemic hit us all, the park was closed and we thought our trip would be cancelled. But a few weeks before our scheduled departure, the park reopened on a very limited basis. The hotels remained closed … Continue reading Chillax from the Rat Race
I am so lucky to have friends and family that are such outstanding cooks! Recently I made a batch of chili using a recipe and seasoning mix that Gary (thank you) provided me. I substituted lentils for the ground beef, and made a vegan “beef” stock – and the results were great. Previously I’ve made … Continue reading A Food Update
With the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, there have been some interesting news stories relating to climate change. I probably read something about climate change every day but I appreciate that many people don’t. People are busy with of lots of other things – important things – and while they might be … Continue reading Climate Change 101