Raising children involves many lessons in decision-making.
In my family, one of the best decisions we’ve made is reducing our carbon footprint. When we bought our home in Albuquerque nearly six years ago, we installed a solar energy system. We wanted our three children to understand the importance of making decisions that benefit both our family and our community.
We soon realized that our system generated more energy than we used and wondered — how can we best use that electricity? Soon after, when my husband was involved in a traffic accident resulting in the total loss of his vehicle, we had our answer. We saw this scary event as an opportunity to take another step toward shrinking our carbon footprint and purchased a used Nissan Leaf, our first electric vehicle.
Read the full story in the Albuquerque Journal.