Sunday, July 31, 2011

Net Zero Living

This week my fantasy has been to have a stylish, very green house, by the beach where I could have a garden, growing my own fruits and vegetables which I could then can and cook with.  When I was exhausted or hung over or just needed to get away I could go for a walk along the beach.  My little Garden by the sea....  well a boy can dream can't he?

Then today I saw this video of a couple in Ann Arbor who have turned their historic home into a "net zero" energy home, which means they create more energy than they use.    For the whole story check out Grist which is for those of you who are aware of it, the best source of green news online and is a non-profit which is currently doing a fund raiser so if you like what you see you might want to consider making a donation.

Can you imagine a life where you were free of Con Ed?   Now I wonder what their garden looks like....

1 comment:

StinkyLulu said...

We have friends here in ABQ who have done something similar, and they RECEIVE a monthly check from the power company. They have a beautiful, thoughtfully-designed home, which sits on a gorgeous lot in a old agricultural part of town. They also have a luscious garden.

Here's an article about their home (annoying pay-wall thing required): http://www.abqjournal.com/homes/12223513homes09-12-09.htm

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