Solar Sweets: Stage Stop Candy Goes Solar
by Sheryll Hirschberger Reichwein
Like many small business owners, Ray and Donna Hebert were distressed when they saw how the recession was affecting their finances. Explains Ray; “Our 401k was going down the toilet. We had to decide on a better place to put our money.”
Gold? Silver? Stocks? Bonds?
None of the above. Worried that traditional options would not give them a return they could depend on, Ray and Donna made a surprising choice - solar energy.
Stage Stop Candy’s Solar Panels
“We chose solar energy because it’s a smart investment,” says Ray. “Investments always come with risk, but this is a good risk. When I realized I could get a 13.8% return, I couldn’t afford not to do this.”
Working for a Greener Tomorrow
by Katie O’Sullivan
Lisa Gendhill and Debbie Blanton are two women with a mission: to free the world of toxic chemicals, one green household at a time. “We really like to get out and help people understand what’s at stake,” said Lisa. “We see ourselves as green home educators. We need to help consumers in our communities wade through the eco-confusion.”
For twelve years, the Eastham women have run MBS Properties, a property management and cleaning company. In 2009 they discovered the new “wowgreen” line of cleaning products and used them to clean their clients’ homes. Everyone was thrilled.
Making Every Day
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