Monday, April 23, 2007

Towards Energy Self-sufficiency

We did it. We ordered our Global Sun Oven tonight. This is - officially - our anniversary gift to each other. The hope is that when summer and 90+F temps come, we'll continue to bake bread. The fear, as always, is that we will feel the major heat and say "I don't want to make the house even hotter!"
Plus! This means we will use less energy to cool our house. Less energy to bake bread and less energy to cool the house? Maybe our summer electric bills won't be sky-high this summer.
This is part of our effort to "make every day Earth Day". I know it's a very trite phrase, but it's one my kids can understand and internalize. They did a very good job of explaning Earth Day yesterday and knew exactly why we were planting a tree and a rose bush. They were even able to list some of the benefits of green plants.


Danielle said...

That looks really cool. I wonder if the Vegas sun would speed up the cooking process.

Be well and enjoy the day

Gaia said...

I have to admit, I'm a little afraid that the oven will get too hot in our temps. A friend in OKC has this oven and he cooked in it on the winter solstice - so it works in low sun.

I'll definitely be reporting on it as we use it.