Path to Freedom: GREEN STEPS

Path to Freedom: GREEN STEPS Now about biodiesel: We are not advocates who believe that biodiesel is THE answer to our ceaseless consumption of petroleum. Just because we have a car that runs on biodiesel doesn’t mean that we drive more than before. (In fact, we are trying to drive less). The only ‘answer’ is […]

Doggies on Board

We had to make a quick trip to the store to pick up some things for Ryan’s birthday cake and dinner and decided that it was a good time to take the dogs in the new car. Now, anyone who knows our dogs will realize that this was a very noisy affair. Since we’ve never […]

Getting better

Since Friday’s fun with the car the situation has improved. I drove it to work on Saturday and over to the insurance agent’s office and grocery store on Monday. The car runs great – it’s just us getting used to it. Starting out on Friday with the traffic was a bit nerve-wracking. This week I’ll […]

Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

No, not the Judith Viorst picture book. Our day actually started out pretty well. I made sourdough waffles in our new heart shaped waffle iron and topped them with fresh, organic raspberries from the Farmers Market. Everytime I feed my sourdough starter I have to get rid of one cup of it. Instead of letting […]

BioBeetle

We’re buying a car! This car, actually: After months of reading about different possible options we’ve decided to go with this car. It’s a 1998 VW Beetle TDI. We’re getting it through the very helpful folks at the Green Car Company. With the Beetle we’ll be able to use biodiesel. The car is rated 41 […]

Car plans

Eventually I’d like to convert a vehicle to be a hybrid biodiesel-electric vehicle. Life in an apartment doesn’t really provide space for that. Up until recently I’d thought about just getting an older model diesel that I could run on biodiesel – but still lacking space and with concerns about reliability we backed off that […]

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