The banners are advertising the Open Homes weekend are now up on the Merrywalks bridge and Waitrose and the press - especially Stroud Life - this week have given this project some space - here is what I wrote as our last news release to get a bit more publicity - I'm looking forward to going around some of the homes myself.
Places left on the Minibus Energy Safari
The Stroud Eco Renovation Open Homes organised by Transition Stroud Energy group weekend returns on September 12th and 13th after last year's huge success that saw over 1,100 visits to homes and the exhibition. This year there will be eco-installer stalls at The Exchange in Brick Row, Stroud on Saturday - the first chance for the public to view the eco-renovation of that building. We also have over 20 homes that will be opening to share their eco-renovations plus we have pizzas, cream teas and the wonderful Nightingale's Cafe.
Our leaflet has details of the event and opening times of the homes: it is available in libraries and many other places plus on our website: www.stroudopenhomes.org.uk. There is no need to book and no charge. It is a great opportunity to see measures like internal and external insulation, wood pellet boilers, air source heat pumps, gas condensing boilers, PV, rainwater harvesting and more. We still have places left on our minibus safaris that take in the homes each day. There is a £5 charge for the safari - details from Graham Stanley on 01453 766882 and £5 tickets from Stroud Tourist Information. Plus a few places left on the eco-walk walk.
This year Transition Stroud have negotiated a deal with local green energy company Ecotricity so that anyone switching to Ecotricity's green tariff will lead to a donation to Transition Stroud getting £25 to help fund future low carbon projects like Open Homes (i). The Open Homes event is also part of the Heritage Open Days weekend: http://www.heritageopendays.org/
We are delighted to have the support of many people and groups including Ecotricity who have sponsored this year's leaflet plus wonderful support from Stroud District Council, Stroud Town Council and Heritage Open Days. Of course special thanks must go to all the homeowners who are so very kindly opening their homes to the public.
For more information on Open Homes call Helen Royall on 01453 755509, Philip Booth on 01453 755451 or email admin(at)transitionstroud.org
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(i) Ecotricity is an electricity company with a difference. As green energy pioneers, Ecotricity is dedicated to building new wind turbines to fight climate change. Switching is easy and it's the biggest single step you can take to reduce your emissions and protect the environment. Act now and sign up to Ecotricity at www.ecotricity.co.uk/transtroud or by ringing free on 08000 302302 and quote ‘Transition Stroud’. Transition Stroud receives a kind donation from Ecotricity every time someone makes the switch.