Thursday, October 7, 2010
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Staff Photo: Jason Braverman<br> The Chave family, including Miranda and Peter, along with their children Douglas, 5, Verity, 7 months and dog Harry built an electric vehicle which Peter uses for his daily commute. The Chaves' also have a solar hot water system, raised-bed organic garden and a sun oven, pictured right, among other things they have done to have less of an impact on the environment.
LAWRENCEVILLE — Miranda and Peter Chave want to show other Gwinnett residents what they have been doing to lessen their impact on the environment.
The Lawrenceville couple hopes to do their part locally in building awareness of environmental issues and ways people can live greener. The Chaves will host an event at their home Saturday that will include demonstrations of the family’s home-built electric vehicle, which Peter Chave uses for his daily commute, their solar-powered hot water system, cloth diapering, bread-making and green cleaning.
The local event will be part of the international 10/10/10 Global Work Party coordinated by 350.org and 10:10 Global.
“I’ve become a big ... fanatic because now I’m a mother and I’m seeing what we’re doing to our environment and it’s frustration when I know how easy it is to not pollute,” Miranda Chave said. “Just to live responsibly and live sustainably is what I’m trying to get across.”
The Green Living in Action event will be held from 10:10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chaves’ home at 1531 Glendale Drive in Lawrenceville. Those who would like to attend can RSVP online at www.350.org/green-living-action. For more information on the event, call Miranda Chave at 678-442-6165.