Sustainable home owners invited to open their doors

eco homesTHIS September, if lockdown permits, homes across West Dorset will open to showcase ways of living greener.

Some of these involve technical approaches, with heat pumps, solar panels and ventilation systems; or electric cars and charging points.

Others are low tech – for example, reducing waste, collecting rainwater, home-made double glazing, or growing vegetables.

The event is being co-ordinated by Dorset Climate Action Network and involves Turn Lyme Green, Transition Town Bridport, Green Martinstown and other communities who want to join in.

Sam Wilberforce, from Dorset Climate Action Network, is calling for new hosts who are willing to talk about their journey to sustainable living.

If you have taken steps to lower your carbon footprint, and are willing to share your experience with others, send an email to

Your house does not have to be perfect or highly sophisticated, as long as you can inspire others to cut their resource use.

Because of the uncertainties of the pandemic, booking will be tentative and subject to cancellation if the hosts do not feel it is safe or if restrictions tighten.

Online tours might be possible to make sure the success continues of past events in inspiring others to take up some of these ideas.

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