Sustainable Connections to offer virtual Green Homes Tour on April 17 and 18

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Community members interested in environmental home building have the opportunity to learn the inner workings during Sustainable Connections’ virtual Green Home Tours on Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18.

“We are spending more time than ever at home now. People are wanting their homes to be healthier, more efficient and kinder to our Earth, but aren’t always sure where to start,” Sustainable Connections program director Rose Lathrop said in a media release. The event aims to help a range of people, from those installing solar panels to those building a second home on their property.

The Bellingham-based nonprofit will charge $5 for this year’s tours of six green homes in the Pacific Northwest and 10 interactive workshops, according to the media release.

On Saturday, workshops include Instinct Builders teaching about environmentally friendly building primer and Chuckanut Builders teaching how to prioritize environmental building. Sunday workshops detail everything from Green Home Solutions showing everything you need to know for success with green materials, Ecotech Solar catching participants up on the latest solar incentives, and Bundle Design Studio’s accessory dwelling workshop.

Tickets grant access to the home tours; workshops; a business directory with local contractors and the opportunity to win prizes including Woods Coffee for a year and a $50 gift card to the RE Store; a Bellingham store that sells used building and
furnishing items.

For more information on the upcoming event, visit Sustainable Connections’ website at
sustainableconnections.org

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