Living Really Green in the Big City

Living Really GREEN In The Big City – How a Middle-Aged Man Does It In Central Phoenix

Until he retired at age 50, John was well-employed and spending his money on the usual middle-class things: cars, TVs, computers and so on.  Then he bought a fixer-upper house and began to question his lifestyle.  He had become addicted to his computer games and his TV.  So, he unplugged the computer and limited TV usage to viewing movies on VHS tapes.  Most significantly, he began a crusade to limit his consumption of electricity, natural gas, water and gasoline.  Today, he uses little more electricity than enough to power one refrigerator, only three therms per year of natural gas, about two “units” of water per month, and rides one of his bicycles, uses public transportation or walks to get around Phoenix.  How he got there is the subject of this story.

 

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