Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Green city

Brighton was recently found to be the most sustainable city in the uk and while this can be attributed to many factors at the end of the day it is thanks to the residents of the city who went green long before it was fashionable to. Whether it's recycling, buying local produce, shopping at independent retailers instead of chain stores, not using plastic bags or cycling and walking instead of driving, the residents of Brighton have been doing their bit for a long time.

Which leads me on to tell you about an exciting new event in the city the Eco Open Houses. Fourteen houses in Brighton & Hove will be opeing their doors to the public during the weekends of 28-29 June and 5-6 July so that people can learn simple ways to save energy and money. Personally speaking I think it is a great idea, as I don't know about you but I find some of the government advertisements about green issues a little patronising to say the least, however to drop in and chat to someone about it and get to ask them for advice and how much they have saved, seems like a much better idea. Plus you get the added benefit of having a nose around someone elses house so you might get some interior design tips as well!

To find out more about the Eco Open Houses visit the website - and you can also download our fact sheet on how visitors can Go Green on a trip to Brighton


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