Transition Town Bridport
Local support for a sustainable Bridport
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Community Allotment Event
13 August 2-5pm
behind St Mary's church, South Street.
A celebration of allotments and community food. Come and meet people passionate about growing
their own and living sustainably.St Mary's school edible Garden, supported by TTB, will have a stall.
Refreshments, home-made cakes and other goodies. Click here for flyer.
There will be no official green drinks in August. This informal get- together will resume in September. However if anyone is around on 20 August, the back room at the Tiger inn always welcomes us.
West Dorset Open Ecohomes
10- 12 September 2015
A collaboration between TTB, Turn Lyme Green and Dorset Communities Liveing Sustainably
For details of houses open, visit the website. For video links and associated activities follow this link and other links on the left menu.
Building an EcoHome – Two approaches
Thursday 10 September, 7.00 pm
St Johns Ambulance Hall,
Rax Lane, Bridport DT6 3JJ
John Bol, a partner in
b3 Architecture Ltd, will give
a talk on the principles behind the passivhaus standard. The heat
losses of a passivhaus are reduced so much that it hardly needs any
heating at all. Passive heat sources like the sun, human occupants,
household appliances and the heat from the extract air cover almost all
the heating demand. Imagine your energy bills reduced to £50 per year!
John Butler, the owner of the straw bale extension featured in open EcoHomes (no. 10), will talk about using
low impact materials – straw bales, clay plaster, lime render,
thermafleece etc in buildings. Some insulating materials used currently
in houses use so much energy to manufacture that over their lifetimes
they barely save energy overall. John will show how traditional building
materials can have a lower impact.
If you would like to get involved in the school allotment and polytunnel, perhaps you might be willing to water during the holidays, then please contact us.
STIR to Action Workshops
Don’t miss the very interesting series of workshops run by Stir To Action in Bridport. For further details click here
- Renewable Energy Co-ops, 6 – 7 June, 10.00-5.00 Chapel in the Garden £75. Bridport Renewable Energy Group have offered to sponsor one free place to this course - first come first served!