Looking into ways to reduce our carbon footprint. My husband and I have been driving electric cars for the past year and a half and we love it. I don’t miss the smell of gasoline and we halved our transportation carbon emissions. I would have loved to install solar panels at our house but that’s out of our reach at the moment. Committed to reducing our energy consumption this winter, I set the goal of lowering the thermostat temperature from 74F to 70F. Even though we had some really cold days this winter, it wasn’t difficult to adapt. Our house doesn’t have to feel like summer in January. I got used to wearing my wonderful handmade “Ruana” from Colombia, and we have the satisfaction of reducing our energy bill and our carbon footprint.

— Cristina Carvajal, Wisconsin EcoLatinos