23rd & 24th March, 2013, all over the borough of Kingston
For Paint the Town Green 2013 local residents who've undertaken a range of actions, large and small, to make their properties more energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable will be showing visitors around and answering questions such as: How much money can you really save by installing solar panels? Which measures are most cost-effective? What do organic gardeners do about blackfly? How can you re-use "grey" water? What's the best way to draught-proof?... On the left is a thermal image of a typical Kingston Victorian house.
Properties taking part - keep an eye on this as more properties will be added
Willingham Way, Kingston - certified SuperHomes house, click on the link to see details on their website
Woodbines Avenue, Kingston - certified SuperHomes house, details on their website
Douglas Road, Surbiton KT6 - Saturday 23 March - morning
1940s end-of-terrace house, recent and ongoing retrofit including: natural insulation on some external walls, under the ground floor and super thick in the loft; draught stripping throughout; upgrade to high performance double-glazed windows; low flow taps and toilets; aerated shower heads; twin coil cylinder for possible future solar hot water connection; low-energy fittings; permaculture-designed garden growing perennial and annual fruit and veg. Pallet shed! Contact Liz to arrange to visit.
Regular transition events
Kingston Orchard Working Party
Kingston Orchard Project runs working parties every Sunday 2-4pm at Knollmead Allotments Tolworth, KT5 9QP
Permaculture at Knollmead
Some Sunday afternoons. Contact Simone at email@example.com or on 07737 277 470 for info and dates
From the Ground Up
Weekly food scheme bringing local, affordable, organic fresh food to the RBK. Venues in both Kingston and Surbiton.
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