Going Green ~ Everything Old Is New Again

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

World Go GreenWith many REALTORS going for Green certifications and also the annual occurrence of Earth Day, it got me thinking THIS is nothing new, if anything other than trying to insulate homes better and have more efficient heating and cooling systems we have gotten AWAY from being green that we used to have years ago.

Going Green ~ Everything Old Is New Again

Think back to our parents or grandparents days...

  • Milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles were returned to the store for deposits
  • Many stores and office buildings you used the stairs cause there WERE NO escalators
  • You walked a lot more on short distances not jumping in SUVs or mini vans for two block trips. Many downtown areas were compact for walking and close to the homes
  • Baby diapers were not the throwaway type and were washed
  • Drying clothes took the form of a clothes line not a power hog electric dryer
  • Many hand me down clothes were given to brothers and sisters, and not so much of a throwaway clothes habits with new clothing all the time
  • Way back when lawns were smaller and mowed by PUSH lawnmowers, not gasoline powered ones. Many today do not even know what one of these looks like
  • Exercise was not done at healthclubs or on treadmills, as your normal weekly work provided enough exercise
  • Drinking your water was from a water fountain and not from plastic bottles that now end up in land fills
  • Writing pens had ink in them that we refilled rather than tossing the old ones away
  • We just replaced razor blades not tossing the whole razor away cause the blade got dull
  • People rode bikes a whole lot more or in cities took street cars and buses
  • Look at the walls in those days and maybe just one electrical outlet without the need to plug in so many appliances, computers, satellite receivers, telephones, networking equipment

Yes GREEN is good, and we did have it, and we RETURN to it with some thinking. But remember we strayed from what we already had due to our progress, it's just now that we are getting smart again with the new world we have created. NOT NEW though.


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John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com - Albuquerque, NM
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Exactly!  Suggested

Aug 07, 2012 09:01 AM #1
Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
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Interesting! I am seeing a lot more clothes lines down here than I ever have. Simpler times for sure.

Aug 07, 2012 09:04 AM #2
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
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Great post...good reminder that the era of indulgence was relatively new.

Aug 07, 2012 09:17 AM #3
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Real Estate Cafe LLC - Medford, OR
Curator of Happy Endings

I remember those days... life was simple then... we chatted over fence posts... sharing a cup of joe with our neighbors ;)))

Aug 07, 2012 12:13 PM #4
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Hurt, VA

Gary-Gee you must ancient if you remember all that stuff. LOL

Aug 07, 2012 01:00 PM #5
Jeanne & Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Brokers
The Durango Home Team - Durango, CO
Selling Durango CO homes to good people like you!

Yes Gary, those days were green.  And the world was VERY different.  

Aug 08, 2012 06:56 AM #6
Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

You know I don't use much of dryer for clothing or dishwasher. I sure save a lot of electricity daily.

Aug 09, 2012 08:43 PM #7
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 TheHomeFunnel.com - Seattle, WA
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Gary-and don't forget waking to and from school. Excellent post!

Sep 01, 2012 06:11 AM #8
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