Often, when I talk about that, people react, and talk about their gas fired stoves, and how they don't like electric stoves. (There are a lot of other things to be concerned about too - we will address them another time).
I recently came across this website from the California Air Resource Board (click here) that talks about the health hazards of natural gas appliances in our homes. It includes the video shown above, from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (they are scientists, not filmmakers!) documenting some of these issues. I will write another time about the BENEFITS of electric stoves over gas ones, but I thought this would be helpful information, and could help us all stay safer (confession, MY stove is gas!) and healthier while we still have the old, electric ones.
Also, I want to remind everybody about the Sustainable Fairfax Climate Chats. These are short, video (so you don't have to travel) zoom-meetings focused on easy how-to tips for becoming more sustainable. Next month, they will be having a really exciting 4-part series on how to plan to electrify your home so it DOESN'T break the bank. Click here for more information. I hope to see you all there.
One last thought. The Town of San Anselmo has recently challenged the Town of Fairfax, to see which town can sign up the most new participants in Deep Green. This is the 100% renewable electricity program. I will also be writing more about that at another time. For now, i hope you will help a friend to get signed up with Deep Green. We can save the planet, and beat San Anselmo at the same time; whats not to like about that!
And, if you need help with any of this let us know.
And, we need new Board Members! So please come and join us and let's help Fairfax become the icon of the environment.