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Subject: Re: living lightly on the land Date: 4/19/2011 5:35 PM
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I saw this story on TV -- probably Today show. It is amazing.

I could aspire to be half this green and I would be happy. Of course they mostly talked about waste...I didn't read all the blogs she created so I don't know for sure, but the ultimate would be a wringer washing machine and hanging clothes out to dry, driving way less (I see bikes in the garage but I bet they have to drive a good bit with 2 boys) and what about energy consumption with other appliances, electronics, etc.?

I'm not knocking what they are doing -- it is great. But it feels like they are addressing half a solution. I think living in NYC in a much smaller apartment and using public transportation is going to be a great "green" step for you, alstroemeria. And of course they did downsize their living space (which is an energy saver). For that I give them big kudos. Bigger houses and bigger lots have caused a huge sprawl problem in this country and not only do those houses use more energy on the inside, it causes us to drive more and contributes to destroying ecosystems, ruining our water through runoff, etc., etc.
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