Community day trip to Low Carbon Trust ~ Earthship in Brighton
8th August 2013
Our journey started at 9 am. We all meet at Childrens Playground, Pullens Gardens where we had mini bus and nice driver Manoul waiting for us. Little journal books were handed to kids and they were encouraged to write and draw about the trip. We all had great opportunity to socialise but also to talk more about gardening projects.
At 11am we arrived at Stanmore Park where we meet Jane - Low Carbon Trust Educational Manager.
She took us to Earthship building - showed us around the whole building and explained to us how it was made, how it all works and the meaning of OFF GRID. It was great to see example of community project coming together but also wonderful and very inspiring what can possibly be done with rubbish.It felt lovely being surrounded by organic farm, wild meadows and wood craft by local artists.Kids had great giggle about compost toilet
After 1 hour tour we all enjoyed picnic lunch in a beautiful settings of this natural reserve.
We left Brighton at 2pm and were in London at 4pm.
Kids had little play at the Pullens Gardens - Children's playground before we headed home.
What a lovely educational, community day!
Special thanks to Southwark Council for the funding and support.
About Earthship Brighton
Earthship Brighton was the Low Carbon Trust’s first project and was the first Earthship to be built in England. The project was built as a community centre for use by Stanmer Organics, built on a Soil Association accredited site in Brighton.
This pioneering demonstration project has evolved over the last ten years, providing jobs for local workers and enabling people to come and experience a cutting edge eco-build and be inspired to respond to climate change in their own ways back at home and work.
There were several drivers: delivering a sustainable community centre in response to a genuine local need, changing values in the construction industry and inspiring positive action in individuals to generate environmental change through modifying people’s behaviour to less carbon intensive lifestyles.
Throughout the project the focus has been spreading a positive message of climate change education and helping people to modify their behaviour to live with a lighter carbon footprint.
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