Peeling Away the Veneer
Well, I've been here a little over two months now. I haven't had a chance to go back to Michigan yet and have had very little chance to get out to explore the many changes over the years since I left New Mexico. My wonderful neighbor still comes on Saturday mornings to give me two hours of respite care a week. Maybe with that help and the hope that my job will continue to allow me to telecommute, I can have a small sense of "having a life."
Today while I was buying a few items at the local co-op, Mountain View, which doesn't appear to have a website, I picked up a copy of Desert Exposure
, one of my favorite local publications. In it was an article about The Greenhouse Project
. Of course I read it a week after a weekend long Peak Oil/Climate Change Conference had been held, not that I could have gone, but I could have blogged about it had I known. The Greenhouse Project is encouraging, maybe even inspiring, if I had more knowledge. I need to research rainwater harvesting further.
From the references at this logo
I found the following links to explore: Gila Conservation CoalitionGila Resources Information Project/Green Building
and theSouthwest Desert Sustainability Project
I've also found a local blog, Alternative Comment
, that keeps me informed of energy policy and what the local government is, or, is not doing to help foster good energy policy, especially with regard to renewable alternatives.
I think the area's conservative veneer is beginning to peel away and I see a solid progressive foundation.
Joe will be here this week! I'll be making green chile stew for him whether my mom likes it or not. In fact, I may begin to do a lot more of what I like whether my mom likes it or not. She forgets about it 5 minutes later.
posted by Cyndy