Waltham Forest’s Green Open Homes weekend starts tomorrow

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This weekend, residents of Waltham Forest are opening their doors to the public to showcase practical and creative ideas on how to cut bills and be more energy efficient.

Waltham Forest’s Green Open Homes takes place over 18 & 19 July for the third year running. Eleven homes are welcoming people in to view their environmentally friendly methods for saving energy. The project is part of the Green Open Homes national network.

Photo credit: Veronika Speigl-James
Photo credit: Veronika Speigl-James

The project, run by Waltham Forest’s long-established environmental centre the Hornbeam, features highlights such as a solar shower made out of a radiator and a Victorian home with a rainwater harvesting system.

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One house is entirely furnished with items from Walthamstow Sell or Swap, and another home was the focus of Monty Don’s TV show, Big Dreams, Small Spaces. This couple has made recycling and up-cycling their mission.

For a full map and schedule go to the Hornbeam’s Green Open Homes page.

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Energy Advice sessions during Open Homes

Energy Advice pop-up sessions will also be held throughout the borough by local energy advice charity HEET.

Sun 19 June, 3pm. Local Sustainable Hero Award by Leytonstone-based eco-shop Itdoesthejob.com (which is also one of the Green Open Homes) and Green Open Homes wrap-up party. Forest Recycling Project, 2C Bakers Avenue, E17 9AW (behind Hornbeam Cafe)

Mon 20 June, 11am – 1:30pm:  HEET Energy Advice session as of the Hornbeam’s Community Monday.

Bike tours of Waltham Forest Green Homes

Sat 18 June: Meet at 10.45am at Hornbeam Café to leave at 11am. Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign

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Meet at Hornbeam Cafe. Contact david@wfcycling.org.uk or call 07950 445606 if you need to meet after the start time. Tour will continue till 4pm visiting various houses.

Sun 19 June, 10am: E11 Cycling club Green Open Homes tour

Meet outside ItDoestheJob, Carlton House, Aylmer Rd London E11 3AD.

Email dw@itdoesthejob.com for queries. Ends with a drink and snacks at the Sustainable Hero Awards at Forest Recycling Centre at 3pm.

 

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