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Posted on: September 4, 2012

[ARCHIVED] 2012 Eugene Green Home & Garden Tour, Sept. 16th

Green home on upcoming tour

Tickets are on sale for the fourth annual BRING Home and Garden Tour scheduled for Sunday, September 16th from 10AM to 4PM. This self-guided tour of twelve homes and gardens provides participants an opportunity to gather great ideas and learn by example. The theme, “Thinking small to save big”, reflects the tour’s emphasis on making the most of small spaces. Tour-goers will get a first-hand view of living on an efficient scale, including a tiny house on wheels, creative remodels, quality second units and new homes incorporating the latest in energy efficiency strategies.

Homeowners and building professionals will be on hand to speak about sustainable home and garden strategies, including ultra-low energy use, active and passive solar, aging-in-place, rainwater harvesting, reuse of materials, edible and low water use landscaping, raingardens and much more. Participants can also delve deeper into green living topics by attending workshops at various homes on the tour. Check BRING’s website for a list of workshops or pick up a schedule at any tour location on the day of the event.

The event is part of the American Solar Energy Society National Solar Tour, where more than 160,000 participants will visit innovative buildings in 3,200 communities across the U.S.
Tickets are on sale at a variety of locations throughout the community, including the Atrium Building (99 W. 10th Avenue) where low income tickets are also available.

Volunteers are needed for two-hour shifts on the day of the tour to take tickets, greet tour goers and provide information at one of the homes or gardens. Volunteers get a free ticket to the tour plus a thank-you gift. Contact Shirley Perez West to learn more:

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