A Green Home: Green Investing

| 3/11/2011 11:46:08 AM

Jaci KennisonJaclyn Kennison is a freelance writer living and playing in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She owns and manages an art gallery and event venue between fits of shopping and redecorating.  

When a person has made a decision to go green, often the first place they think to begin the change is in their home. Shopping for recycled goods, ways to reuse what they already have, and tricks to tighten up their energy use are standard starting points for most newbie-greenies. At least that’s how it went for me.

Lately, though, I’ve been thinking about our money, how we vote with our dollars by choosing environmentally friendly products and how we could put our green to use in another valuable way—investments.

Years ago, when I first sat before my investment broker with a tiny wad of money and asked how to embark on eco-investing, he cautioned me against it. A decade ago when the first wind and solar farms were forming as concepts bright with possibility, he gave me the hard truth about putting my money behind them; in an nutshell, the kinks hadn’t been worked out yet. Specifically—a way to store the power generated, and a realistic way to alter the grid to incorporate these tools.

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Invest your green in something green. Photo By Scott Chan/Courtesy FreeDigitalPhotos.net. 

We’ve come a long way, my broker and I. So have green investments.

7/14/2014 7:55:56 AM

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5/26/2014 10:32:17 AM

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