Friday, March 20, 2009

Clean Energy Expo

I'm certainly not going for the free Nathan's hot dogs, chips or cookies, but I will definitely check out the Portland & East Hampton Clean Engery Expo taking place tomorrow, March 21st, 2009 at Saint Clements Castle (1931 Portland-Cobalt Rd.) in Portland. Hours are 10:00AM - 4:00PM and admission is FREE.

The expo is presented by the non-profit Saint Clements Foundation and the theme is alternative energy and conservation for home and business. I applaud them for putting this together.

The guest speakers will include:

George Fellner, Fellner Associates Architects - "Green Homes: Strategies for Sustainable Design"

Joe Swift, Residential Operations Supervisor from the CT Energy Efficiency Fund/CL&P - Efficiency and Conservation Programs inCT

Dell Smith, CES Consulting Engineering Services - Latest technology in GeoThermal design

Clean Energy Task Force, P.A.C.E., and local Portland & East Hampton Clean Energy Task Force will discuss what's being done in our community.

Happy Spring, Everyone!

Friday, March 6, 2009

A Green Spin on Decorating

An old friend of mine, Lillian Winnail, introduced me to a home decorating blog that I fell in love with instantly. It's www.nestingplacenc.blogspot.com.

So why do I consider her to be Green? What I love about this decorator is that she recycles, repurposes, buys at yard sales, "shops her house" for items to freshen a room, and looks to nature for inspiration. She has such an eye and uses natural elements to create something really special. Well, natural elements plus a glue gun....

As a Realtor, decorating comes into play when it's time to list a house. It's amazing what a little home staging, rearranging of furniture, and de-cluttering can do!

Check out The Nester's blog if you're looking for a little Spring decorating inspiration sprinkled with a sense of humor.

End note: As a thanks to Lily, here's a link to her site. www.padalily.com She's a mompreneur who invented an infant carseat carrier pad that is a gorgeous must-have for new moms!