“Wanda Doomore?” whispered wispy Jen Urrate. “You could have a home energy audit and then install the recommended efficiency upgrades and/or solar panels. Both are now so affordable that most folks can finance these home improvements and actually have LOWER combined loan & energy monthly payments than they currently have. Check out Legacy Solar Co-op. It’s offering a solar ‘group buy’ deal in your neighborhood right now!”**
With baseball cap askew, Lefty O’Vers visited Wanda next. “Hey Toots! That day-old stew you threw in the trash tonight is going to rot in a landfill and spew methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Ya can’t be just tossing out perfectly good leftovers! And don’t be fooled with ‘best by’ and ‘use by’ labeling. That usually just refers to the peak freshness of the product, not its safety,” Lefty wagged his willowy finger.
A droopy eared, wet nosed, shaggy spirit visited Wanda next. “It’s all just clever marketing!” barked Kane Niene. “Did you ever smell the disgusting stuff I find to roll in and eat? Dog foods advertising ‘Beef Dinner’ or ‘Lamb Stew’ and such are appealing to the human buyer, not the dog. We could care less! Gimme the stuff that’s lower on the food chain - poultry, eggs and cheese, and I’ll gladly wolf ‘em down.”
Finally, “OK, call me Mr. Obvious if you like,” moaned the fourth spirit, “but we all just need to drive and fly less. Combining errands, taking public transportation when possible, sharing rides with others and only flying for infrequent special trips will not diminish anyone’s life. Many find that less can indeed be more,” advised the elfish Les Ismorre.
Wanda sat up with a start! “Weird dreams!” she muttered to herself. Then she remembered the wish she made before drifting off to sleep. “Hey! I got my wish! I really can do more. And why wouldn’t I? Because this is the only home I’ll ever know. It’s where we’re all forever… Earthbound.”
*Courtesy - Yana Pashaeva **LegacySolarCoop.org