Welcome to Dorset Humanists

Dorset Humanists is a welcoming group for humanists, atheists and agnostics who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. We meet in Bournemouth for informative and enjoyable presentations, debates and discussions on a wide range of subjects including ethics, science, religion, philosophy, politics, our environment and much more. We also organise regular social events.

Building An Eco-home From Scratch

Tuesday 24th May 2011

Bournemouth Natural Science Society

39 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth. BH1 3NS

In 2004 Dorset Humanist Geoff Jones and his wife embarked on their lifetime ambition to build their own home. Although they had previously undertaken house renovations, they had no experience of building from scratch. With the help of friendly builders they set about designing and building their own eco-friendly house. Two years later the project was finished and included the use of geo-thermal energy for under-floor heating, water harvesting, central vacuuming, air vacuuming, a heat exchange ventilation system, and photovoltaic cells to produce free electricity.

In this illustrated presentation, Geoff explains how to build an eco-home from scratch, and how you can help the environment and reduce your bills – saving yourself money on water, using less electricity and living in a house that’s cool in the summer and warm in the winter, while drastically reducing your environmental impact.

Free Event – Everyone Welcome!

The Big Green Fortnight: 20th May to 5th June 2011
The aim of the Bournemouth and Poole Big Green Fortnight is to raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage businesses, community groups and individuals to adopt more sustainable ways of living.
More info at www.bournemouth2026.org.uk/bgf

Hosted by Bournemouth Natural Science Society and Dorset Humanists

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