When you search online under Ã¢â‚¬Å“global warmingÃ¢â‚¬Â you will find dramatically conflicting points of view on this topic. Now I am a Real Estate Broker, not a scientist, and I havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t studied the issue in depth but I did see Ã¢â‚¬Å“An Inconvenient TruthÃ¢â‚¬Â and was moved by the obvious question, what if Mr. Gore is right?
Going Green seems to be the rage lately so I decided to see exactly what that means. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not easy being greenÃ¢â‚¬Â (Kermit The Frog); but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s getting easier all the time. One of the first things I discovered in my online research is Ã¢â‚¬Å“green beerÃ¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œ not the kind you drink on St. PatrickÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Day or what we call a Ã¢â‚¬Å“greenieÃ¢â‚¬Â (Heineken) but beer produced organically. Apparently regular beer contains a lot more than barley, hops, water and alcohol. Well fortunately Anheuser Busch has recognized this and their Green Valley Brewery label now makes two organic beers: Wild Hop Lager and Stone Mill Pale Ale. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think they are available on St. John yet. When they do come here you can bet IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be checking them out.
As the global warming debate rages on, it occurs to me Ã¢â‚¬â€œ what if the global warming guys are right? And even if they are wrong, what harm can it do to go a little green? So besides green beer IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve discovered there are hundreds of ways to Ã¢â‚¬Å“go greenÃ¢â‚¬Â. Check out National GeographicÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s website, The Green Guide: http://www.thegreenguide.com/
Click on Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Green Home MakeoverÃ¢â‚¬Â to see ways to Ã¢â‚¬Å“green upÃ¢â‚¬Â your house. If you are thinking of building a home on St. John, be a good neighbor and consider green building practices – it canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t hurt.