Re: Sustainability and limited budgets
Karen Mundy (email@example.com)
Tue, 11 Nov 1997 06:35:18 +0500
>References: Conversation <199711101226.HAA01556@sable.cc.vt.edu> with last
>To: "Karen Mundy" <karenm>
>From: "Greg and Lei Gunthorp" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: Sustainability and limited budgets
>Date: Tue, 11 Nov 97 00:15:03 PST
>buy it local and cut out the grocery store and you and the farmer will benefit.
>> I would like some help--we have been discussing buying a freezer. An 8 cu.
>> ft. from the local Lowe's is $280. It is not especially energy efficient,
>> but better than some. In a source book for energy-efficient products, we
>> found one, 7.5 cu.ft. for $750. It costs about 5 cents per day to run. The
>> problem is a very limited budget--How can you justify being a good steward
>> when to do so costs you more than you receive in income or have in savings?
>> Does anyone know where an energy efficient freezer could be purchases other
>> than through a catalogue?
>> I have a friend who would like to shop at a local grocery store rather than
>> the large chains. It costs her an average of $10 per week more to do so.
>> Her husband is a graduate student and they have two children. How do you
>> justify the additional expense?
>> I beleive that we must become sustainable, but many of my friends and my
>> family cannot afford to do so. Are there any solutions??
>> Thanks for your help.
>> Karen Mundy
>> Rural Economic Analysis Program
>> Dept. of Ag. and Applied Economics
>> Virginia Tech
>> Blacksburg, VA 24061-0401
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