Friday, December 5, 2008

Renovate This

So I'm watching Renovation Nation on Planet Green, and I'm annoyed.

They never seem to show (barely) middle income families like's always people who have plenty of dosh to go green. Right now, they're showing a family in California that put in in-ground cisterns for rainwater and an in ground watering system for their lawn, a grey water system, and solar panels.

It cost them what T makes in a year to do the panels, although they'll get some rebates so it will end up costing only half his income. Sigh.

Anyone want to subsidize the greening of my home? Please?


Last Place Finisher said...

I tried to get my homeowner's association to approve my solar heating panels for my pool. They approved it subject to the condition that the panels would be "invisible." It would have cost twice the cost of the panels to fight them with a lawsuit.

As Kermit says, "It ain't easy being green."

Kyddryn said...

It's all about appearances, isn't it?? Sigh. We need to get solar panels declared sexy - then associations will bend over backwards to have them installed!