22 - 2008

Weekly Wrap-Up: Water waste to Gen-Y Fi(nance)

First, for those of you outraged at us Coloradans’ not being allowed to harvest our roof water, the Colorado Senate is working on it:

The Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources & Energy Committee approved a plan to allow homeowners to collect water that drains off of roofs up to 3,000 square feet so ranchers and farmers could use it to water livestock and metro residents could use it to water their lawns and gardens.

The measure (Senate Bill 119) passed unanimously and goes to the Senate for debate.



There’s a new social networking site called Greenopolis (http://greenopolis.com/beta/). I joined and took the survey for my “green badge” — although I’m not sure how they score it. (One question was “Cutting one minute off your shower for a month will save how much water?” Well, the right answer is “it depends,” isn’t it? Hard to choose among their categories’ set amounts. For me, the answer would be about 37.5 gallons, because I use a low-flow showerhead and don’t shower every day. That put me in the lowest category. Do I get extra points for knowing the answer?) It will be interesting to see how the site evolves.


Local dairies are growing (on the coasts, at least), according to this New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/20/dining/20dairy.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&ref=dining


Here’s a nice personal finance blog that will probably be especially appealing to the younger adults among us — but we can all learn something, I’m sure: http://shauna26.wordpress.com/

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