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The Green Home Exhibition

The Green Home has been created to showcase some of the best of the UK's green, ethical and ecological products and services and ideas that people use in their homes today. In this unique show-home, you can see in detail just how many ideas there are to save energy, resources and money as well as ways to continue living an ethical lifestyle. The walk-round green home has an "Real Earth Cost" or "Eco-footprinting" pricing system, showing the reasons why the items of furniture, DIY products, flooring, clothing and foods are greener than others and their true cost to the Earth if that is known.

Green Home Exhibition

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Features from 2006

The Kingston Furniture Project were a core provider of furniture to the exhibition and visitors made a sealed Charity Bid for each of the pieces should they wished to take home at the end of the day. All monies raised went to support the charitable work of the Furniture Project in supporting refugees, homeless and needy families in the area.

Kingston Council promoted their ecological footprinting campaign, composting and waste and green transport as well as supporting various local environmental campaigns and groups like Kingston Real Nappy Network and Kingston Cycling Campaign. We also will displayed details of Britain's first Eco-flats, from a housing development project in Brighton, designed by the Sutton-based Bioregional Development Group.

Peaches, the women's fairtrade cafe ran a tasty tea stall in the Green Home. By purchasing the yummy products the buyer supported the international fair trade charity Traidcraft.

The Green Home offered each visitor, on a first come first served basis a FREE organic t-towel, recycled stationery, taster treats and teas, energy efficient light bulbs, bags, foods and some other surprises. Visitors also took part in the Furniture Bidding and supported charities like the Women's Environmental Network and Traidcraft. The first 5,000 visitors to the green home received a FREE copy of The Earth Repair Catalogue, the Permaculture Magazine's sustainable living catalogue.

Second Nature UK manufacture a natural home insulation called Thermafleece. Made from British sheep's wool Thermafleece is an exceptionally efficient insulation for use in both new build and refurbishment projects, offering the customer an environmental and sustainable alternative.

Turas Timber products are made from recycled timber, with no chemicals or varnishes used. They displayed mirrors, a coffee table, a small corner unit, bookends and various other items. They also demonstrated their methods of finishing wood through hand sanding and painting during the day.

Eco Inspiration is a market place for over 1000 natural, recycled, organic and fairtrade domestic products. Enviromentally friendly items like household furnishings, flooring, toys, toiletries, wallcoverings, tableware, artwork, accessories and decorating materials. Uncompromising style for a sustainable future. They also offer a comprehensive interior design service. And, what's more, they are really nice people.

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