That's him standing in front. He and my stepmother Beth are now powering their house and selling electricity back to the grid.
They're proud of themselves for making an effort. They should be.
As you know, I've been doing my best to reduce my environmental impact for quite a while.
If you ever wonder if changing your lifestyle to live according to your values helps change the minds of the people around you, here's your answer.
It's all about the ripples.
PS I have my first ever missive up at the Huffington Post. If you're a regular visitor here, you may have read it already, but all the same, drop on by. If you feel like helping me out, please leave a comment there.
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