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Rachelle Carson-Begley Spills the Beans on Her New Green Home

Rachelle Carson-Begley Spills the Beans on Her New Green Home

Have you thought about what it would be like to live in a green home? Fully solar, recycled content and more?

The Begleys. Credit: 'Our Green House With the Begleys: Learning As We Go' on BiteSize TV

The Begleys have made public their personal experiences building their green home in Our Green House With the Begleys: Learning As We Go on BiteSize TV. The informative and fun program offers a blueprint of how it can be done.

Rachelle Carson-Begley, environmental activist, actress and wife of Ed Begley, Jr., joins the Green Divas to talk green homes, how a fully solar house is important during the ongoing California drought, sharing enthusiasm for being green with children, and more.

Discussing the building project, as well as little things individuals can do to make a difference, Carson-Begley reminds us: “Take responsibility for what you can change.”

 

Reindeers at their winter location in northern Sweden on Feb. 4, 2020, near Ornskoldsvik. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFP via Getty Images

Sweden's reindeer have a problem. In winter, they feed on lichens buried beneath the snow. But the climate crisis is making this difficult. Warmer temperatures mean moisture sometimes falls as rain instead of snow. When the air refreezes, a layer of ice forms between the reindeer and their meal, forcing them to wander further in search of ideal conditions. And sometimes, this means crossing busy roads.

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The Great Lakes, including Lake Michigan, experienced some of their warmest temperatures on record in the summer of 2020. Ken Ilio / Moment / Getty Images

Heatwaves are not just distinct to the land. A recent study found lakes are susceptible to temperature rise too, causing "lake heatwaves," The Independent reported.

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