Every single time that the cost of heating goes up your investment in home energy efficiency goes up in value. Is there any other investment today that will provide you with that kind of guaranteed return?
When I realised how important it would be to reduce our energy consumption I made a number of far-reaching decisions:
Sold my gas powered car and bought a locally manufactured electric vehicle.
Joined the Co-operative Auto Network for long trips. (www.cooperativeauto.net)
Qualified as an Energuide Energy Advisor. (Now I'm helping homeowners in BC access government grants and other home energy-efficiency incentives.)
Founded the Vancouver Area Relocalisation Network to organise a co-ordinated, community level response to Climate Change and to Peak Oil. (www.postcarbon.org/groups/vancouver)
Founded Be'er Necessities Sustainable Solutions to develop sustainable solutions together with individuals and community groups. (www.beernecessities.org)