Britain’s first ever ‘carbon negative’ street was unveiled today.
Where toilets are flushed with rainwater and there is even a hotel for bugs....!!
Sinclair Meadows in South Shields, South Tyneside
This is fantastic..! Great to see Britain being practically involved in the eco movement...
Residents in the 21 timber houses which make up Sinclair Meadows in South Shields can sleep cosily in the knowledge that they live in the most
eco-friendly social housing development in the UK.
The grand design has been created by not-for-profit housing provider Four Housing Group and 52 residents, ranging in age from two-weeks-old to
pensioners in their 70s, are due to move in this week.
I think this is one of the best parts...
Families living on the street will receive extensive training so they can learn to make the most of their new homes.
I think its important that people are educated on how to live eco-friendly. I know there is a lot of people who just don't have a clue... I remember
watching a program about the families who lived under the poverty line in Britain - it was shocking - there was one scene where the children were
playing outside fighting each other with huge rhubarb sticks and not even knowing what they were..! Whilst the mother said she only had about £4 to
feed the family on that night - so apparently she had no choice but to go and get them a greggs slice each.....?! But anyway thats another thread
More needs to be put into educating people into how to live eco-friendly and how to use whats around you... I think its shocking that the adults don't
even know whats growing right beside them..! So i think this is just bloody fantastic to see....
Each of the homes in Sinclair Meadows in South Shields has its own allotment, compost heap and shed to encourage gardening.
The homes include switches inside to use harvested rainwater in toilets, and external taps for rainwater.
Dawn Keightley (left), Operations Director of Four Housing Group pictured with Caryn Innes (right), Development and Regeneration Manager of Four
Housing Group at the development.
A communal biomass boilers burns wooden pellets to provide heating and hot water for the residents.
And finally... they even have bird boxes, bat boxes, kitchen gardens and a ‘bug hotel’ for the community to look after.
This is definitely a huge step in the right direction... There should be far more organisations being funded to set up more communities like this. I
think now more than ever we all need to come together and work as a community. We can't keep working, consuming and dying the way we do. Its not fair
on us or Mother Earth either...
Mods i hope this thread is in the relevant forum - and i have done a search to see if this is already being discussed, but it didnt come up with any
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