Could I be greener? Yes, yes I could.
But like most of you I am trying
to be a bit more green every day.
I have been trying to think of a way to
get us heading solar for quite some time, and
although it is still out of our reach, I am not giving up.
In the meantime, you all know how I like to enforce
my love of green-ness on Farmer Dad (see older post on the way cool
old fashioned reel lawnmower I picked up on freecycle),
I think I have come up with a plan for him to get even more green.
And help our personal economy at the same time.
According to the Sierra Club's The Green Life Blog (which I LOVE!),
There are a few perks for the average green citizen included in the controversial $700 billion financial bailout bill, which is supposed to help institutions reeling from the credit-crisis tailspin. Beginning in January 2009, bicycle commuters will be eligible to receive a monthly $20 reimbursement for bike-related expenses from their employers, who can then deduct the expenses from their federal taxes. How each employer will structure the incentive program may vary, so to help cyclists take advantage of the new legislation, the League of American Bicyclists will provide updates and tips in the "Frequently Asked Questions" section of its Web site.
Farmer Dad could easily get to work by bike..there is only one hill..unfortunately it's on his way home when he's tired. Maybe an electric bike? Hmmm...we'll have to look into this further.
How about you?