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I am so happy, proud, amazed and excited by these examples, I don´t know what to say!  Inspired and envious too, that your plans are so much farther along than mine.

My footprint right now may be 2, but I resist calculating it and I try to live by guidelines I make up as I go along.  No dishwasher, no dryer, no vacuum (no carpet), no car, no ironing!, almost no chemicals, heat only the living room (and morning shower) in the winter, bring no "stuff" into the house, but food and drink...

I have a long ways to go to a sustainable, rural community life.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Sun Jul 8th, 2007 at 11:44:49 AM EST
bring no "stuff" into the house, but food and drink...

I am still having a hard time with that one, myself... always sorely tempted by yarn shops, thrift shops, sales on art materials (online or in shops), tools, books, movies I like on DVD... we all have our vices and I have often succumbed to the one called "buying yourself toys and goodies to make up for spending 40-60 hrs a week working for someone else."  but after retirement I'll have to watch my expenditures closely and that will cure that particular pathology, real fast :-)

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...

by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Sun Jul 8th, 2007 at 05:40:22 PM EST
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seems like it's taken forever to get this far, and the further i get, the more i realise there is that one can do.

so excited to meet this eco-engineer tomorrow!

it sounds like you're pretty conscious about lightening your load on the planet to me.

the best thing is, it's fun!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Jul 8th, 2007 at 08:14:39 PM EST
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