REALLY REDEFINING REUSABLES
Our commitment to doing the best that we can to live sustainably and responsibly and to encourage others to do the same is at the heart of our business. As consumers, we are inundated by the buyer’s market, making it difficult for us to not overconsume. We believe that overconsumption is one of our major plights today.
Through participating in reusing, we reduce consumption and many of the issues that surround it. However, we DO NOT promote any radical ideas, we DO NOT believe that one should not consume, but feel that many people in the world today have forgotten about the differences between necessity, indulgence, and extravagance. Instead we subscribe to modesty and getting and giving back to the earth.
We live off-grid in remote New Mexico and strive for sustainability on a daily basis…not only for our personal lives, but for our business. The work that we do as REDEFINING REUSABLES is produced with clean solar & wind power energy! In 2009 we spent roughly $2500 for enough solar panels (photovoltaic cells) and absorbent glass matt (AGM) batteries to run our 2 computers, printer, lights, equipment chargers & water pump for personal and business use, as well as watch a movie several times a week and listen to music daily. We are off-grid, not tied into the grid.
Anyone can use alternative energy. It takes an upfront financial commitment, but in the long run it will be paid for and money will be saved. All figured, the amount saved on dirty & destructive coal-powered electricity will be paid for in 2 years. Our heating, cooking & hot water are produced with liquid propane gas & wood. We also collect and re-use water.