A Year of Solar – The First Quarter

We were in uncharted territory and we were going to have to track the usage and benefits ourselves. Even though the panels were active in the middle of November, we decided that to truly track the benefits of our decision, we were going to have to start our comparison at the beginning of December, which is where our quarterly reports will begin.

Our Solar Journey Begins

After years of paying for electricity, we’re now overly concerned with not paying for electricity (especially while we are going to be paying off the solar panels for awhile). We know that for the first couple months of solar ownership we are going to be dealing with shorter winter days and cloud cover more days than not. But we’ve learned that even on cloudy days when it isn’t storming, we are still producing electricity. We’ve also learned that we can control our usage and hopefully we will finally develop the better habits we’ve been telling ourselves we were going to do years ago.

Creation Care Is Pro-life

Being a pro-life environmentalist means you care about the planet because you understand all the ways a damaged earth negatively impacts the health and well-being of your fellow humans, particularly those who are most vulnerable. We prioritize creation care because we understand that a healthy planet is essential for the fruitful survival of the humans charged with its care from the very beginning. We want to see safe environments for all children to grow up in, from the womb on.

Can We Stop With the Trinkets?

What if we parents agreed that enough was enough? What if we stopped buying the grocery store cupcakes with rings or toys on top? What if we were more intentional with our stocking stuffers and got our kids things they could just eat or use for longer than a couple days? What if we decided that we wanted our kids to have fewer, higher quality items as opposed to junky stuff that breaks immediately? What if we determined to teach our kids the value of experiences over things that are easily tossed in the trash?