Sustainability through the key hole

Published Wednesday 31 August 2011

If you are keen to learn more about how you can make your home sustainable put the 10-11 September in your diary for the ‘Green open doors’ event.

Organised by the New Forest National Park Authority and New Forest Transition the two-day event showcases renewable energy technologies.

There are nine properties opening their doors across the New Forest in: Ashurst, Bashley, Beaulieu, Fordingbridge, Lymington, Lyndhurst, Milford-on-Sea, New Milton and Totton.

Three of the properties have been successful applicants to the National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund, a grant scheme to encourage sustainable living in the National Park. It has funded almost 100 projects in the New Forest; many of these have been renewable energy schemes.

Claire Gingell, Interim Project Delivery Manager at the New Forest National Park Authority, said: ‘This event really enables people who come along to get involved. They have the opportunity to speak to the owners, see technology at work and share their knowledge and experience.’

New Forest Transition is a group of local people who share a common desire to tackle the environmental and economic challenges we are facing and build more resilient communities.

For more information on this free event and opening times of the properties and to download a map of the buildings visit


Notes to Editors:

Protect - Enjoy - Prosper

The New Forest National Park Authority’s statutory purposes are to:

  • Conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Park - Protect
  • Promote opportunities for understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities – Enjoy.

We also have a duty to:

  • Seek to foster the social and economic well-being of local communities within the Park – Prosper.

The New Forest National Park was designated in March 2005. Its unique landscape has been shaped over the centuries by grazing ponies, cattle and pigs which roam free. Majestic woodlands, rare heathland and a spectacular coastline provide fabulous opportunities for quiet recreation, enjoyment and discovery.

Media Contact:
Karen Evans-McDaid, Communications Officer, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650

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