‘Greening’ existing housing: someone could do this here!
The newly formed Glasgow-based Eco-Renovation Network in the UK argues any house can become an eco-house and they believe that with around 80% of people in the UK living in towns and cities one of the most important things we can be doing is looking at ways to improve our existing housing stock.
About the website
This is a voluntary initiative and the network wants to encourage individuals to take action to increase the sustainability of their own homes. The main aim is to facilitate local networks, initially in Glasgow, to make it easier for people to find out and share information on eco-renovation and to reduce the costs to people through co-operative buying, workshops and practical work-parties.
The first local group will be launched in November 2006 with a series of talks in collaboration with the Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Architecture & Design.
The site is still being built and some parts do not work yet but you can sign up for their e-bulletin.
Are there any grassroots efforts like this here? Do let us know if there are!