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April 2, 2010 / vancouverrealestateconnection

Vancouver, WA – Living Green is not Just for Kermit the Frog!


 

With Earth Day just around the corner on April 22nd, blog posts about recycling, reducing your carbon footprint and living green will abound….sometimes it is hard to wrap your mind around how to best live your life and save the planet.

“Living Green” has become a common term or pop phrase, especially living here in the great North West. Our community takes great pride in how we take action to make a difference.  We use our cloth grocery sacks and keep the thermostat turned down to do our part in small ways, but what are some bigger ways we can embrace this lifestyle?

Many homeowners and home builders in the NW have taken “living green” to heart and applied it to how they approach home remodeling and construction. One such example was highlighted today in Clark County’s local paper, The Columbian. The home featured was remodeled with solar panels and a geothermal system for heating and cooling. “The solar array on the Speer home in Felida (Vancouver) generates 15 kilowatt-hours of electricity, making it the largest residential system in the county.” (By Erin Middlewood – Columbian staff writer)

Click Here to Read the Full Article

 So maybe a full remodel of your home is not an option, but when there are home improvement that need to be made, there are many “green” options out there…one more step in the direction of reducing your carbon footprint. For example, you can change out the fitting in your shower or toilet that can help conserve water…or when it comes time, you can replace your water heater with a tank-less version.

The point of all of this is awareness of how we live and how the choices we make affect our community, our environment and our planet.

Thanks for reading the Vancouver Real Estate Connection Blog!
Posted By: Howard Goff – Team Leader – The Goff Team
The Goff Team of Keller Williams Realty Premier Partners
specializing in Vancouver and Clark County Homes

EmailUs@TheGoffTeam.com

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