Because a species is a bird of prey does not mean that it is not to be protected. Any flora and fauna on the planet has a time for preservation. Raptors get a bum rap. There was a recent TV commercial in the US showing a raptor picking up an unsuspecting man in its talons and whisking him away. It was meant to be funny. He was pestering some smaller birds, and larger ones came along until finally he became the victim. So raptors have their stereotypes good and bad.
It is all about the environment whether you select one dimension of it for safeguarding or another. It is a way of life to be concerned about the longevity of a dwindling resource and the disappearance of rare birds. That being said, I am here to remind you readers to be more conscious of nature in everything you do.
That includes the way you choose utilities since I mentioned resources and some are definitely at a premium. Remember when pioneers just had traditional wood burning stoves or used the fireplace for heating and cooking? Well, I know you don’t literally remember, but certainly you have heard tell. Chopping down trees was eventually not a good outcome. Gas is infinitely better for cooking and heating, and to some degree electricity, especially if it is solar-generated. You can indeed keep warm while watching out for the environment.
Fireplaces are one of the most wonderful fixtures in a home. They spread warmth and the glow of flames, casting a gentle light around a room. There is nothing like it for atmosphere, romance, relaxation, and/or contemplation. If you are concerned about wood, there are gas models and fake logs. In that we don’t use them daily, you don’t have to go crazy and forego them in the interests of being eco-friendly. Just assess the options and choose wisely. Some people use fuel for portable and camping fireplaces and then there are all kinds of sophisticated and sleek wall mountain units. I saw one on line by a company called Anywhere Fireplace. I liked the description of “no gas or electrical connection.” Mmm. That got me wondering what this was. You get the ambience of a real fireplace without sacrificing the environment. Quite forward looking actually!
I can see this high style product even in an office, and particularly in smaller abodes like condos and apartments. Furthermore the device is ventless and requires no chimney, gas lines, or major construction. You place it strategically on a free wall or on the floor (be sure it is a level surface). A special liquid or gel fuel canister is all it takes to get beautiful real flames. I am impressed!
So, the moral of this blog (and it did deviate a bit from its original intention) is to protect the environment but allow yourself the luxury of a fireplace. Yes, we did go from raptors to radiant heat, but it is all part of the overall concern I advocate for anyone who will listen.