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Sustainable House Day – Saturday 5th September 2015

Come and be a part of the action on national Sustainable House Day (SHD) – http://sustainablehouseday.com/ , Saturday 5th of September!

Householders’ Options to Protect the Environment (HOPE) is facilitating the Toowoomba activities for this nation-wide event, with a mixture of sustainable ‘Open House’ sites (homes and gardens, facilities) for residents to visit as well as a Community Forum featuring speakers on sustainable building design, renewable energy and landscaping.

HOPE welcomes your attendance at either or both aspects of the Toowoomba’s Sustainable House Day activities. This is your chance to see and hear first-hand about what’s possible and to be inspired to apply some of these measures at your place!

Open Houses/Facilities

In the morning of  Saturday 5th September, facilities open to the public include:

· Sustainable house and gardens at 210 West Street, Toowoomba featuring solar electricity, skylights, rainwater tanks, permaculture gardens, chooks and worm farm.
2015 09 Sustainable Practices at 210 West Street, Toowoomba 2015

· Excel Solar’s Solar Farm 7SD located at lots 24-25 Croft Crescent, Toowoomba featuring a 60kW fully monitored solar plant.
2015 09 7SD Solar Farm Technical Article – Excel Solar

Community Forum

The afternoon component of Sustainable House Day is a community forum being held at the Dr Price Room, 6 Little St, Toowoomba, from 4pm to 6pm.

Guest speakers are:

· Ms. Joanne Galea from the Building Designers Association of Queensland (BDAQ), Mr Terry Davis from Excel Solar and Mr Jerry Coleby-Williams from Gardening Australia.

For further information and/or to register your interest in participating in Toowoomba’s Sustainable House Day event on Saturday 5 September, please contact the HOPE office on ph: 07 4639 2135 or email: [email protected] . Admission to both activities are FREE of charge!

Frank Ondrus,
President – HOPE Inc.,
Ph 4639 2135

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