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Name: Kelly Wolske

Maryland born, Florida raised, and transplanted to the Mojave for the love of my husband. Big Red's wife, Tele's mom, part time student. Child of God, Christ follower, United Methodist in exile. More than anything I strive to hear His voice every single day.

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Reading: The Pilgrim's Progress
Project: Sewing/ craft corner

Thursday, March 08, 2007
Conservation brain dump...
I think it is crazy that the Gore family has a monthly utility bill that is more than my annual. I also think that it is their right to pay for as much energy as they require. What I cannot stomach is the idea that he (or anyone) can buy his way into "carbon neutrality". I love that Vice President Gore pays himself to offset his energy usage-- priceless.

BTW, I am not a economist, but I think carbon offsets sound like a way to assuage guilt and nothing more.

Out here in the mojave, they are encouraging people to put rock in their yards, thus reducing their water usage. This is a great idea for water conservation, however, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to build a brick oven around a house, does it? Transpiration works for us all!

I love that IKEA will be encouraging customers to reuse bags. This makes sense to me-- giving the consumer the choice. (At TJ's, they give customers drawing entries for each bag brought in-- either a cloth bag, or even reusing their paper sacks. I have never won, but I think that any encouragement at all is helpful)

I love my new lunchbox, and I love that from it, I throw away only a napkin each day. No more waxed paper or sandwich bags. Next step: making some cloth napkins for our lunches.

No matter what our feelings on climate change and its causes, I think it is wise to conserve where possible. My parents compost, but that isn't realistic for me. I live in higher density housing, though. If each of us is a good steward, surely that will make at least some impact. I just don't know that I want to see yet another layer of regulation created.

If you are still reading this, I thank you and apologize for the ramblings.

  posted at 12:17 PM  

At 3/09/2007 09:37:00 AM, Anonymous st4rbux said...

um, do I get any credit for this post?

At 3/09/2007 09:50:00 AM, Blogger The Bass Player's Wife said...

I guess. Sure! It was kind of a hodge-podge of things.

There is an interesting article in World this week about ethanol and how our demand is putting a great strain on Mexico (tortillas are going through the roof). I'll sen it to you later.

At 3/10/2007 11:37:00 AM, Blogger Rachelle said...

Kelly -- Great post, and I have to say that I clicked on "lunchbox" and fell in love! I'm ordering these for my kids immediately. Best tip I've gotten all week, thanks!


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