Solar Power, Plant Power

September 30, 2017

Long before we knew about Plant-Based eating, we were planning to build an energy efficient home. Highly effective insulation was our top priority, so we learned about SIPs (structurally insulated panels). Moisture was an important concern, so we studied moisture barriers. Tight house heating and ventilation were big concerns, so we explored optimum systems for energy efficiency. For hot water, we installed solar hot water panels. Those roof-top panels qualified our home to be one of 15 stops on the Delaware Solar Tour Saturday, October 7, 12-4. To see and hear about the results of our efforts, free "tickets" to visit our home and others are available at

Our interest in conserving energy and reducing greenhouse gases is not confined to the housing sector.  Animal agriculture, for example, is responsible for up to 51 percent of greenhouse gases, most chronic diseases, and unspeakable animal cruelty—we live in an energy efficient home but we also eat no animal derived products.
During the Solar Tour from 12-4 on 10/7, I'll be in the kitchen serving up some of our favorite Plant-Based fare for tasting. We are eager to share with others what we have learned about solar power as well as plant power to reduce greenhouse gases and lead a kinder, gentler life.
Come. See. Taste. Learn.
  • Dorothy Greet invites you on a journey to amazing good health and vitality through Plant-Based Eating.

    A heart attack turned her life upside down at age 70.

    Now, with a Cornell Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition, this retired clergywoman teaches free classes to community groups upon request.

    To contact Ms. Greet, email

    For more information on plant-based eating go to