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Sustainable scheme’s new website launch

A green project in Harborough has launched a new website featuring a blog written by a resident living in the project’s Ecohome.

Anne-Marie Woolley, who moved into the home with her family in October as part of the Sustainable Harborough scheme to show how people can reduce household emissions and save on energy bills, is writing the on-going record.

One of the reveals in the first entry is how the family used to use sellotape to seal the gaps around the windows in their old house.

They say they already notice how much warmer the new house is with its extra layers of insulation and draft proofing.

Sustainable Harborough worked with Seven Locks Housing, De Montfort University, Severn Trent Water, Harborough Council and Transition Town Market Harborough on the project to refurbish the 1950s semi.

Gavin Fletcher of the project said: “We aren’t asking people to pledge to sell their car and live in a yurt, we want to show the collective power of people making changes they are comfortable with.”

Visit www.sustainableharborough.co.uk.

 

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