Electric Car Reality Check Talk

 What’s all the buzz on electric cars? An informative conversation regarding the reality of the electric car: hybrid cars, science, technology, the economy, government, politics, etc.  will be held Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Cafe Caffeine at 909 W. Mary St. #A, Austin, TX 78704. This event is presented in conversation […] Continue reading →

Pet Friendly Dog Bakery in Georgetown

 I just love Tail Waggins Dog Bakery in Georgetown;  my two mini schnauzers, Phatti Patti and Baby Girl, love it too. It’s where I get fresh baked dog treats with fun names like Snicker Doodles, Cream Cheese Danishes and Monkeynut Blossoms.  I personally have never tried them but my 17 year old son has and […] Continue reading →

Commuter Bus from Austin to San Antonio

 what’s a carless person to do? Taking the bus may be the best current option. Here is the BT Interurban website to guide you through the process. There is WiFi on the bus system for laptop use in route and bicycle racks to carry your transportation to the next destination. Bus tickets are available at HEB grocery storelocations in San Marcos, New Braunfels and Kyle. The two bus routes run along IH 35 between Austin, Texas and San Antonio, Texas with stops in San Marcos, Texas in Hays County. Continue reading →

Net Zero: What Does That Term Mean?

 Sometimes new green jargon is a lot for the newly green to feel comfortable with. Net zero is a term with many definitions but all run in a similar vein. In a nutshell, net zero means no overall energy consumption or “net zero” and zero annual carbon emissions. In other words, even though some energy is used, the energy is from renewable energy sources and no energy is purchased from the grid or external energy producers because the home produces as much energy as it consumes. Continue reading →