Solar open house

OK … I am beyond excited about this: We are participating in a solar open house event here in Tulsa on Nov. 10. I’m a teensy bit overwhelmed (I have a lot on my plate in the next couple of weeks, and I’m not sure just exactly how I’m going to finish up the mural, repaint the hall — which desperately needs it — and give the house a top-to-bottom cleaning like it needs between now and then), but I’m really excited about letting our house serve one of its many purposes, which is to be a real-life example of how to live comfortably in an environmentally friendly manner.

Here’s the announcement I posted on our House of the Lifted Lorax blog tonight:

If you’ll be in the Tulsa area on Nov. 10 and need something interesting to do with your afternoon, local alt-power guru John Miggins of Harvest Solar and Wind Power is putting together a solar open house.

The event, which will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, will include visits to John’s office on Utica; a sustainable house that Frank Palmeri is building in Brookside; and, of course, the House of the Lifted Lorax.

I’m not sure exactly what John and Frank are planning at their places, but Ron and I intend to provide a guided tour of our house and backyard; a handy-dandy flier explaining all the stuff we’ve done to reduce our environmental footprint; eco-friendly snacks (including homemade salsa made from homegrown organic tomatoes and peppers, a batch of cookies made with honey and eggs produced in our backyard, and — if the weather is cool enough that day — hot tea and cider made right on top of the woodstove); and photo ops with the Lorax himself, who graces the mural on our garage.

We’ll try to answer all your questions about our efforts to reduce our environmental footprint … and if we don’t know the answer, we’ll be happy to make something up. 😉

Hope to see some of you on Nov. 10!


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