Many of us want to life life sustainably, to find ways to balance what we take from nature with what we provide to it. Yet we need to warm our homes in winter and cool them in summer. We need to drive a car to work, or to shop, or to fulfill appointments. We want lawns for kids to play on, and computers, cell phones and talking ‘bots with cute names, and that have all the answers. Yet we know that these needs and, pleasures cost more than the dollars and cents we pay. How can we make the best choices to minimize our consumption while raising children, working full-time, and wondering where the next spare moment will come from?
Somerset’s Environmental Committee is sponsoring an Energy Efficiency seminar on Sunday, January 28 at the Town Hall. It starts at 4:00 pm and should end by 6:00 pm. (And football fans, it is the week before Super Bowl Sunday!) Larissa Johnson who is the Residential Energy Program Manager of the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, will talk on county programs to help us to choose and use energy wisely. Ronald Kaltenbaugh, President of the Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington DC, will focus on electric cars and their role in promoting energy efficiency and sustainability, And Somerset’s own Barton Rubenstein, will describe his Mother Earth project and its international dimensions. The talks will be followed by a panel discussion.
We welcome all Somerset residents to the event. Come and get inspired anew about how we can help preserve a sustainable planet in these tumultuous political times!