Re ‘Kiss Your Gas Goodbye’ |

Re ‘Kiss Your Gas Goodbye’

I was extremely pleased to see that The Union was a major sponsor for Richard Heinberg’s “Kiss Your Gas Goodbye” talk. Although it is difficult to listen to the seriousness of our situation, I thought the talk did a good job to inspire us to do whatever we can to cut down our energy and natural resource consumption.

I, for one, am trying to bike or walk to do my errands. I am also joining the Wolf Creek Commons cohousing where we will not only be able to walk to grocery stores, restaurants and shopping, but will also easily be able to find people to carpool with on our longer trips. As Richard says: “If you add a person in your car, you’ve just doubled your gas mileage.”

We will also have economy of scale shopping for food and other goods. Of course, with a little more work, this can also be done within existing neighborhoods that are local to town. Thanks to the city for approving the project, so we can live more comfortably, using fewer resources.

And kudos to the community for educating themselves on the true source of gas price increases and preparing for the hard times to come.

Lisa Lackey

Grass Valley

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