Friday, November 4, 2011

Beautiful day for a Green Home Tour

Yellow Springs Green Home Tour

Saturday, November 5
2-4 p.m.

Sponsored by Yellow Springs Home Inc.

Come and see what your friends and neighbors are doing to reduce their energy costs, reduce their carbon footprint and live in an environmentally responsible manner. Get ideas on what you can do. Weather for Saturday is expected to be sunny and high 50's -- a perfect fall day for the tour.

Eight homes in the Yellow Springs area will be open for inspection that demonstrate active solar, solar panels and a wind turbine for generating electricity, straw bale homes and a passive solar home. Brochures of the tour, containing a map, are available at the Chamber of Commerce (train station at the north end of town); Emporium Wines and Underdog Cafe (233 Xenia Avenue); and Eco-Mental (257 Xenia Avenue).

Yellow Springs Home, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen community and diversity in Yellow Springs and Miami Township by providing permanently affordable and sustainable housing through the Community Land Trust model. Home, Inc. was incorporated in 1998 to carry out these goals. Home, Inc. is a certified Community Housing Development Organization by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.

Yellow Springs Home, Inc.’s purpose is to build and acquire affordable housing for persons who are poorly served by the prevailing housing market. Home, Inc. is also a member of the Ohio Community Development Corporation Association and the National Community Land Trust Network.

Yellow Springs Home, Inc.