|May 30, 2013|
|5:30 pm||to||6:30 pm|
GreenDrinks Dunedin meet on the LAST Thursday of each month from 5.30pm. Everyone most welcome!
- Our Topic this month: Small Appropriate Housing - with speaker Murray Grimwood. Murray’s planning to take us on an interesting 1/2 hr journey to understand why small housing is so appropriate (and necessary!) and what features we need to consider for the future.
CONTENT - ” Painting the big picture, which is the ‘why’ of small/appropriate housing. Looking at resource use in the build, longevity of materials, what houses built now will live through (houses standing today have seen two world wars, a major depression, the odd pandemic) in the future. what they should be built to withstand. Also looking at whether the existing stock can be altered - using less energy/resources - to house more people better. A look at demographics if time permits.”(Murray)
Murray Grimwood is a hands-on environmentalist, and minimalist. He writes the occasional op/ed piece, and a monthly column (The Good Life) in Lifestyle Block magazine. Along with his partner Jennie Upton, they built their own passive-solar, off-grid house. It was built of coolstore panels, plus recycled and down-grade materials, for only $50,000.
To contact Murray - email firstname.lastname@example.org , or check out his blog at http://powerdownkiwi.wordpress.com/
GreenDrinks Dunedin is part of the non-political international movement Green Drinks whose focus is to provide a relaxed space for people interested in sustainability and the environment to meet and get together.
Green Drinks Dunedin is hosted in Dunedin by Sustainable Dunedin City. For more information or to get on the mailing list please email Maureen Howard, GreenDrinks Dunedin Coordinator on email@example.com