the go green movement has gained a strong foothold in certain sectors of society. But 2018 is shaping up to be the year where green building really takes off, especially in New Mexico luxury homes through Net-zero and zero-energy homes. In the past, the green building and sustainability movement has primarily focused on conservation in the transportation sector. Hybrid vehicles are more popular than ever before, and many city mass transportation systems are already running on cleaner, abundantly available natural gas.
There have been some confusing reports in the news recently concerning global warming. Several reports have called into question the severity of climate change and its causes. Personally, I am going to leave it up to the scientists to determine the full extent of global warming. In the meantime, these reports may have left you asking whether you should go green and whether green building in New Mexico would still be worth it, even if there wasn’t a climate change problem. After reflecting on this issue, I have personally come to the conclusion that green building is the right choice regardless of the debate about global climate change. [Read more…]
by Bob Pofahl
I’ve been thinking a lot about retirement lately.
Like many Baby Boomers, I’m a workaholic because I love what I do. My kids like to joke that I will retire when I die.
My father is about to turn 91 years old. When he retired at the age of 64, after working for 40 years for the gas company, retirement meant a future of puttering in the garage and playing dominoes at church.
I can’t see myself embracing retirement any time soon if that’s what’s in store for me (sorry Dad).
C.S. Lewis once said that, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” That’s the vision I have for my retirement.
When I finally grow-up and retire… someday… I want to be like Picacho Mountain community member Steve Jarvis.