Transition Stroud

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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

What to do in half term with young children without costing the earth?

Sometimes it's tempting to succumb to the easy solutions - which
usually involve using lots of carbon and spending lots of money. But yesterday I took our two youngest children (3 and 6) to Bristol for the day. We travelled by train and then got a bus to Clifton Suspension Bridge, where we ate our packed lunch and got the wobbles looking over the edge of the bridge...
Then we popped in to the Occupy Bristol encampment on College Green. There were people drumming, playing guitars, and even someone organising children's craft activities!
We looked at the amazing giant graffiti on Nelson Street before rounding the trip off with cake and a drink in a neaby cafe. Total spend for the day about £25!
Our children loved it - and hopefully absorbed a few things by osmosis.....

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Saturday, 22 October 2011

Strouds eco-homes event videos

"Stroud's Eco-Renovation Open Homes weekend: An Introduction" is the latest and last in the series of this years' videos of the Open Homes event. See links below for the others.




Previous videos re Stroud's Open Homes:

A look at internal insulation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5zKl03kZDc

Green Roof workshop:
http://youtu.be/f8K9POATRR4

A collection of lower cost energy saving ideas:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwmED2EVRkE

Feed In Tariff workshop:
http://youtu.be/3PQVZw6Qp4o

Last year's event:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObXbgMlwuyw

See details of courses:
http://ruscombegreen.blogspot.com/2011/09/open-homes-free-courses-in-energy.html