Friday, November 16, 2007

Cheap shopping, benefits hunger

The "click to sponsor" sites are organized and easy - you can go to one URL and click to support ads for prevention of breast cancer, fighting hunger, feeding pets, and feeding the hungry. But they also sell stuff, and there's a great variety, and it's really cheap. The pet site has a lot of paw symbols, which is unfortunate, but the Feed the Hungry site has great jewelry and artisan gifts from all over the world.

There is hardly anything over $35 and most is in the $20 range. Shipping is only $2.95. Check it out.

The Hunger Site

Thursday, November 15, 2007

APS Green Choice Program

One of the local electric companies now allows customers to buy renewable energy in a portion or percentage that they choose, for only $.01 a kilowatt hour. Amazing. I thought it was junk mail when I first got the email, but no... it's an organized program set up to encourage development of companies providing renewable energy sources. You pay the amount in addition to your regular electric bill, but you choose either blocks of renewable energy, or a percentage of your total use.

If you go to the site you can see your use over a period of 1 or 2 years, and determine how much you want to spend based on that chart. Mine is super low (no central air) so I could easily afford the 100% share... if you have a bigger house or use a lot more energy, you can choose blocks of 100 kWh, or go with say, 35%. It's a great idea.

I am still going to spend next August elsewhere... until they can figure out a way to chill the outside air w/ renewable resources as well.