Mothers Out Front Brookline will present the first Green House Fest in Brookline on Sunday, April 8, 2018, from noon to 3 pm. During this time, residents will open their homes to display a variety of energy efficiency features, including electric vehicles, heat pumps, solar panels, induction stoves, on-demand hot water heaters, and other energy-saving devices. Participants in the Green House Fest will have access to a paper map, showing the location of participating homes and the devices featured, as well as an on-line tool with additional information.
Twenty-seven locations, from Cleveland Road in the west to Toxteth Street in the east, will display energy-saving features. Ten different energy-saving options will be displayed, including solar power, electric or hybrid vehicles, heat pumps, geothermal heating, energy monitoring, insulation, water heating units, induction stoves, water saving features, and home compost systems. In addition, cooking demonstrations on induction stoves will take place in two locations.
More than 70 people have already signed up to participate in the event. They will have the opportunity to meet with Brookline homeowners and learn first-hand about their experiences with the devices featured. This grass-roots communication will help participants to understand better how to upgrade to renewable sources of energy and reduce reliance on fossil fuels, thereby fighting climate change. In addition, participants will learn about the cost savings available through these measures.
“We’re offering this opportunity to encourage, educate, and empower people to reduce their carbon footprint and make educated decisions to protect the future of our children,” said Daria Mark, Green House Fest organizer. Additional information is available at www.GreenHouseFest.org. This event is part of Brookline Climate Week.