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Photographer May Be Key In Illustrating Rate of Climate Change

– Posted in: Community, Consumer Issues, Rate of Climate Change, Sustainable Green Practices

This week I stumbled on a video that was jaw dropping. It was a video about a glacier calving a section about the size of lower Manhattan. Whoa! The video is an excerpt from a documentary called Chasing Ice.  Could a photographer be key in illustrating rate of climate Change? “In the spring of 2005, [...]

Green Economics is the Language of Green Business and Building

– Posted in: Community, Consumer Issues, Education, Green Economy, Green Gab Podcast

Gabbing about a topic that really gets me excited…Economics! For most people, economics is a misunderstood topic. It’s not just a course we are made to suffer through in college, but it’s a language. You read that correctly. Economics is the language of business! Green Economics is the Language of Green Business and Building. Elliot [...]

2017 New Year Happenings

– Posted in: Building Sciences, Community, Consumer Issues, Dream Green Home, Education, Events, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Homeowners, Projects

OMG! The fulfillment of a life goal is here and it is thrilling. My book Living Green Effortlessly – Simple Choices for a Better Home is available now and officially launches next week at the Builders Show. While writing and publishing a book is a life dream come true, it definitely had its ups and [...]

Oh What a Year

– Posted in: Community, Dream Green Home, Homeowners

Like many, the end of the year is when I take stock and reflect – both personally and for business. 2016 was full of surprises, some of them quite challenging, yet all of them rewarding. I’ve grown so much from these experiences. Mostly, I’ve learned how much the right people show up at the right [...]

Joy

– Posted in: Community, Dream Green Home

Joy, I’ve learned, is an attitude, a way of thinking and of being. Several years ago, my daughter made me beautiful yarn-wrapped letters spelling JOY and they hung in my bedroom where I could see them first thing each morning. I was on a joy journey. And I found it (and the Christmas ornament too)! [...]

Sunsets and Changing Climate Zones

– Posted in: Air Quality, Building Materials, Building Sciences, Community, Consumer Issues, Dream Green Home, Education, Energy Efficiency Basics, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Homeowners, Projects

The sunsets in Oklahoma City are particularly beautiful. Last night, the horizon was a deep pink and it glowed like a jewel. I’d forgotten how beautiful they are. I suspect the flat landscape and the drier air is partly responsible. I could ask a meteorologist how it occurs. Or I can accept one of the [...]

Hidden Green in You

– Posted in: Community, Consumer Issues, Education, Energy Efficiency Basics, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Homeowners

Before I dive in to this week’s blog, I’d like to invite you to join me on the Green Home Coach’s Facebook page Tuesdays at 11:11 am CST to ask your questions about green home and green living via Facebook Live. Looking forward to seeing you there. A builder in my new city asked me [...]

Being Comfortable in Your Home

– Posted in: Community, Consumer Issues, Dream Green Home, Education, Energy Efficiency Basics, Energy Efficient Lighting, Green Financing, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Homeowners, Projects, Renovations and Remodeling

Our new home has a HERS Index rating (yay!). We walked through a lot of homes where the sales person proudly exclaimed that the home we were visiting had a HERS rating of 64 (or 59 or whatever). And being a little cheeky, I’d ask “ok, so what does that mean?” Only a handful of [...]

Walk Your Talk

– Posted in: Building Sciences, Community, Consumer Issues, Dream Green Home, Green Homes, Historical Preservation, Renovations and Remodeling, Testimonials, Urban revitialization

As I listened (again) to the Green Gab podcast about Preserving History…with Kate Ewing, I was so struck by how much we kept coming back to talking about how our actions exemplified what is important to each of us. This “walk your talk” arises in all parts of our lives and now that I’m paying [...]