Saturday, 4 April 2009

Homes for Good Show 17th April 2009

Below is a press release for the excellent 'Homes for Good' show which I attended in February 2007. This was breaking new ground when launched some years ago now, but is annually put on by the Ecos Trust an excellent sustainable living organisation in the West of England. I had hoped to bring this exhibition to the South East & Kent but 'time' with a full time job & family prevented this although one of the people working with me at the time has gone on to launch an eco village section at the Kent County Show more of which nearer the time.

The Ecos Trust who organises the sustainable building, gardening and lifestyle exhibition is choosing Westpoint Arena, Exeter to host its sixth annual show. The ‘Homes for Good’ Exhibition 17th – 18th April 2009, will showcase new and revolutionary sustainable products that won’t cost the earth!

Charlie Luxton, Broadcaster and Designer known for presenting programmes such as BBC2 s ‘Restored to Glory’, will be supporting the event and says “Our homes are in the front line of our fight against climate change, making them more sustainable can not be left solely to government. All home owners and building professionals need to take responsibility for the planet and tackle the problem, thinking globally but acting locally. Homes for Good is educating and empowering people to do just that”. Charlie is visiting the show on Friday 17th April.

The show attracts Professionals enquiring about new sustainable building techniques and members of the public embarking on self -build and renovation or simply seeking advice about an eco-friendly lifestyle. Visitors will benefit from a range of free demonstrations and advice over the two days including trying their hand at lime rendering and mixing cob.

Homes for Good 2009 will offer practical solutions to becoming ‘green’ and promotes a mainstream market for sustainable materials, designs and services. Corina Reay, Ecos Trust Projects Manager says “ Homes for Good offers quality ‘green’ products to the building and gardening industry, and home owners and supports businesses with sound environmental practices. This year’s show will provide plenty of ideas for your home and garden. Whether you have a small field or just a window box, our example garden centre piece will provide ideas and inspiration on a range of sustainable gardening techniques”.

The event will be sponsored by Energy Saving Trust (EST), Devon County Council, Exeter City Council and the Forestry Commission.

For more information please visit Homes for Good

Below are some images from the show at weston Super mare in 2007 taken by my old Digital Works camera so not very good!