My family and I are transitioning to a more "green" way of life. I would have never thought I'd be interested in this sort of thing, because it seemed very time-consuming. Now I realize it doesn't take much effort and is so beneficial for our health and the well-being of our planet (and our wallets). We are looking into solar energy, energy efficient appliances, growing our own organic food, raising chickens to lay eggs and anything else that might seem interesting along the way.
As I've written before, I am looking into the possibility of installing solar panels for the entire house or at least for the air conditioning unit. I have contacted several vendors and am waiting for their responses ( more on this in an upcoming post). When the time comes I plan to purchase all energy-star appliances.
In addition, a friend that lives in the neighborhood, recently put in a chicken coup. This, in addition to the garden where they grow a lot of the organic vegetables and herbs they use for cooking. When I heard about the chicken coup I was very interested in getting one for the new casa. The idea of my children being able to experience that and being able to eat eggs laid by our own chickens, made me very excited. I think it will be fun for them to experience.