aporch - That doesn't sound dumb at all. When people start putting their money where their hearts are, that's when things really start to change. I've bullied my hubby, the Anti-Environmentalist, into recycling everything possible and changing all of the light bulbs into compact fluorescents. We've already insulated to the max. I've told him that when we reroof the house in a few years we're going to put solar shingles in. He's made it pretty clear that I can't push him much further without inciting a revolt. That means the air conditioner and the gas powered lawn mower stay, I guess.
we have those lightbulbs all throughout our house too. there's 6 people in my family so we play a big part in how much goes to the dump and how much goes to recycling.... i'm anxious to see all the other paintings your going to do. very interesting