Just got off the phone with Xcel Energy, the local power utility here in Boulder. I signed us up for wind power, baby! That's right, every watt we consume is now being generated by a wind turbine farm in Colorado or Wyoming. Oh sure, it all goes into the same grid, right alongside the coal-produced electricity, but by participating in Xcel's Windsource program, we're supporting the renewable energy infrastructure -- and it only costs about a buck per hundred kilowatt hours to do so.

I'm still a long ways away from hugging trees, but I guess working for a sustainable design assistance consultant has definitely changed my thinking a bit.