IT is energy efficient and can save you money. It is a good investment and can help the environment. It leads to less dependence on foreign oil and provides self-sustainability.
IT is renewable energy — solar, wind, water, or the earth’s warmth.
The December issue of New Hampshire Magazine each year publishes their version of “People of the year” in their “IT list”, which they describe as people who may not all be famous but they are the “movers and shakers with great stories” (NH Magazine, Dec 2012)
I was very excited that I made the “IT” list for 2012! “Quirk and her project have become a point of light in the community for sharing the knowledge base, workshops and hardware for energy savings needs.”
They like my story about renovating a historic house to a zero energy building (78 Main St – Renovation). I am thrilled to have this story listed right up there next to Seth Meyers from Saturday Night Live and Justice David Souter recently retired from the Supreme Court.
This as a statement that renewable energy is becoming just as important as hollywood celebrities and the Supreme Court. In the last few years many people have taken an interest in renewable energy and alternatives to fossil fuels — and the media is starting to take interest as well. Maybe this energy crisis, unlike the one of the 1970s, will result in sustainable energy policies and practices around fossil fuel alternatives.
Renewable energy is IT! And IT is starting to get the attention it deserves.