b organic

March 5th, 2012

I have to tell you . . . I think I am in love . . . with this public television series called b organic.  Michele, the host of the show is soooo amazing and shows many ways to live sustainably and beautifully!  www.borganic.net  In the episodes I watched I came away with two really cool concepts – how concrete and winebottles become beautiful countertops – a kitchen remodel is in my future as  two sections of my 30+ year old counters cracked this winter.  I love the look of granite, but am troubled by the thought of someone mining it for my kitchen.  I know, sand and lime for the concrete has to be mined, too.  Stay tuned on this thought process . . .

The other idea, well,  it was more an affirmation, that  host Michele stated – “We had planned to replace the existing water heater with a tankless heater for more energy efficiency. But it didn’t make sense to put a perfectly good water heater in the landfill.  When we need a new one later we will put in a more efficient model.”  I love this – if it’s not broken, don’t replace it! It will save you money and landfill space now! I appreciate the practicality of her decision.  I think being conscious of our choices is the best practice for sustainable living.

What are you considering when you make sustainable living decisions?

Kristi Cooper

Connection with Nature, Energy, Environment, Food, Health, Waste Prevention, Water quality & conservation , ,

  1. Mary Crooks
    | #1

    Great ideas! Old water heaters don’t have to end up in the landfill either! I know people who use them to make biodiesel from used cooking oil and many other uses. There are so many ways we can change our mindset of throwing things away and re-purpose them instead. Or find someone who can do it for us!

  2. Donna Donald
    | #2

    I’m not sure if it a combination of age, economics, or awareness – but one big consideration for me is maintenance. When I make a purchase I think about what will be required to take care of it. All resources are limited so I try not to make a choice that is “high maintenance.”

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