At Rosemary House, we’re trying to conserve energy and be environmentally friendly without affecting comfort or reducing expectations. Recently I totted up our “going green” accomplishments.
The ultimate reuse – Rosemary House is a 1912 building. We added new storm windows. A major weatherization project sealed air leaks and added insulation, reducing utility bills by over 25%. CFLs in most lamps.Our vegetarian breakfast menu uses free-range local eggs and mostly seasonal fruits, reducing our carbon footprint.Reusable bags for market shopping. Our front load washer uses less water, makes dryer more efficient.Voluntary towel reuse policy saves water and electricity.
Cloth napkins reduce waste.
Our eco-friendly Melaleuca laundry and cleaning products don’t contain bleach, ammonia, or phosphates. We love them.
Of course, geothermal HVAC and a rooftop photovoltaic system would be terrific additions to this list. Someday, perhaps.
Any suggestions for moving further along the green pathway?