Sustainable House Day tour a success
On Sunday 9 September three Mosman households gave a tour of their homes to celebrate Sustainable House Day. The tour, which was part of Council’s Living Environment Series, was a huge success with participants having the opportunity to learn about solar panels, water harvesting, composting, sustainable building materials, edible gardens and more.
The tour highlighted how easy it is to make your home more sustainable. Whether you live in a unit, townhouse or free standing dwelling there is always something you can do to reduce your ecological footprint.
The homes on the tour included a Federation period residence in the Orlando Conservation Area, a free standing home built in 1976 and a strata title unit in the heart of Mosman. Although all the homes were very different, the common theme was that they had all been retrofitted to become more sustainable.
Participants were amazed at the amount of food that can be grown in a small backyard, the amount of money that can be saved through energy efficiency and the creative ways to capture water for re-use. The tour was part of a national event which sees hundreds of sustainable homes open each year.
It was an extremely inspirational day with participants going home with new ideas and enthusiasm to make their own homes and lives more sustainable.
To learn more about the homes download the Sustainable House Day 2012 - Handout (PDF 1MB)