Special event

If you’re interested in sustainability, solar energy, or ways to cut the heating bills this winter, you might want to set aside a few hours this Saturday to participate in the Tulsa Solar Tour.

The tour, which will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, will include a Brookside residence that’s being built to use geothermal energy; an office that uses passive solar heating and has been retrofitted with solar panels for energy; and The House of the Lifted Lorax, a.k.a. my house, which has a grid-tied solar system and boatloads of little gadgets and gizmos and techniques designed to keep our power consumption low.

You can start at any of the three locations and visit them in any order you like. The tour is free, and the property owners will be around to tell you all about their experiences with alternative energy — what worked, what didn’t, what they like, what they don’t like, how to get started, etc., etc., etc.

Click here to see a PDF with directions, contact information, and other details about the tour.

I’m not sure what everybody else is planning, but here in Red Fork, Ron and I will be giving tours of our house and back yard (including peeks at our beehive, chicken tractor, and newly upgraded compost heap — which should be heating up and breaking down nicely by Saturday) and handing out refreshments, including salsa made from homegrown tomatoes and peppers, cookies made with eggs and honey produced right in our backyard, and — if the weather is cool enough — hot cider and herbal tea made right on top of the woodstove.

Of course all our Indie Tulsa readers are invited. Bring the kids and come on out to see how the crunchy-granola crowd lives!

Emily

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~ by redforkhippie on November 5, 2007.

One Response to “Special event”

  1. The Tulsa Solar Home Bike Tour starts 1000, from KJRH, 3701 S Peoria.

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