Live Green Expo

Ed Begley, Jr.I’ll probably point to some more detailed coverage of Plano’s Live Green Expo later, but that is where I went today, with my lovely wife. Met up with the owner of and checked out the various products on display in the vendors area, after hearing Ed Begley Jr. speak. Ed did a nice presentation – not technical – but kind of a pep talk with some very simple suggestions for increasing the environmental efficiency of your home. I think we will take a few of his suggestions, including getting a nice high-tech energy audit. A few cool things – the toilets that use less water for just flushing liquid, solar water heaters (there’s no way we can fit one of these in our house, which is a bummer), lots of rainwater reclamation vendors, etc.

What was really impressive was the crowd. I was blown away by how many people showed up, and I can’t wait to hear attendance estimates. I read some douchebag on Pegasus News criticizing Plano for doing this event. This thing was a huge success. So I hope that conservative tightwad finds out and perhaps shuts his yapper in the future. The payoff for the North Dallas/Collin County community was huge for this event.