House with no Fuel Bills

30/08/2012 at 11:12 am | Posted in Home Energy saving, Water | Leave a comment

 There will be a free open day at the Zero Carbon  House, designed by Balsall Heath architect John Christophers on Saturday 8th September.

This house stores its own heat and requires no outside fuel supply. It makes its own water, electricity and hot water. Everyone should have a look. One day all houses may be like this. There will be a chance to hear how the house has performed in two cold winters, and to talk about how to make your own house more energy efficient.

Details are at the superhome site

All are welcome. See you there


One bag of rubbish in 2012

06/08/2012 at 12:36 pm | Posted in Recycling | Leave a comment

I have promised to fill just one black bag with rubbish this year. By composting everything I can at home and recycling everything I can, I have just half a bag of squashed plastic wrappings half way through the year. These are being rammed into plastic bottles to make hard ‘bricks’.

 The press have picked up on this, and even got the point  that we might organise every neighbourhood in this city of a million people to do it.   What would that look like ?  Ideas please  to John Newson bhiop[at]

More details in Birmingham Mail

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