Ecology Center Event

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EcoHouse Tour: Climate Action and Adaptation — FULL

Sunday | August 16, 2015 | 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm

NOTE: Sunday’s EcoHouse tour is currently full and registration is closed — please send an email if you would like to be notified of future EcoHouse events.

Join us for an exciting and informative introductory walking tour of our eco-demonstration home and garden. Draw inspiration to reduce your climate impact and climate change’s impact on you. We’ll present ideas for do-it-yourself projects and explore such questions as:

How can using recycled cardboard boxes restore the soil in your yard and allow you to grow a thriving, toxin-free garden? What is a food forest and how can you create one? How can a roof filter air pollution, help prevent flooding, and reduce the need for heating and air conditioning?

On this introductory tour you will see: our toolshed built with four different natural building methods – strawbale, rammed earth, clay – all topped with a living roof; our constructed wetlands and simple laundry greywater system; an 1100 gallon rainwater cistern; a native raingarden; three kinds of compost; and, more. We’ll give you an idea of what’s possible for an urban home, and provide useful resources and referrals to help you take the next steps.

This tour is outdoors and does NOT include the interior of the house. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Register online via Brown Paper Tickets. Call or email with questions.

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Cost: $5
Event Phone: 510-548-2220 x239
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This event is wheelchair accessible.

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