We’ve all heard the urge to “go green.” But what does it mean exactly? Is it really possible to build an energy efficient home that does not rely on coal energy or chemical energy? Is is possible to rely solely on alternative stream energy rates for our everyday needs? If you want to know the answers to these questions, just look at today’s retirees. There is a lot to be said for the new crop of environmental-friendly, retiring Baby Boomers who are refusing the canned retirement solutions that are out there aplenty. Many have had to live in the cities that created their employment complete with smog and crime. Years have gone by, the kids have been protected as much as possible in gated communities and the day has finally dawned when it’s time to take a look at “what’s next.”
The idea of travel that so held the attention of their elders has less appeal to our Baby Boomers. Cruise ship horror stories and the risks that have become part of RVing have taken the shine off of what their parents were satisfied with. Also, many have traveled extensively in their work and have added expensive vacations to far away places with strange sounding names to the mix. Freedom doesn’t even have the draw that it had for earlier generations. Many Baby Boomers have been connected with web-oriented businesses and have been able to work at home some of the time, following their own pace. This usually meant longer hours for most of them, but more personal freedom was involved.
As a result this new breed wants to get the heck out of Dodge and do some kind of physical work. That’s right, they don’t want to be taken care of or sit around the campfire, they want to address the challenges that correspond with their ideals.