Your houses are more important than your cars
Your community is more important still
I stretched that to make it into a connection. The second is not really so much about community as about booze, although maybe you'd say the reverse. And it'll either read as a tour de force about wine, the universe, and everything, or a boring screed that duh we already know thanks.
The first one is pretty true though! Instead of whining about 35 mpg or 37 mpg, let's talk about making our buildings more efficient! (or better, let's do both. Cars do need to be fixed.)