Eco Home Exhibition - Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London E2 8EA
Tuesday 13 October 2009 - Sunday 7 February 2010
"This exhibition hopes to address, without preaching, widespread and increasing concerns about ecology and the state of the planet and how this links to our homes and the way we use, decorate and inhabit them. It will examine current ideas around ‘eco-living’ in an informative and timely way. The climate change agenda is having an impact on almost every area of life and the home is no exception. Recycling and saving energy have, for some, been part of daily life for generations but today they have a new significance and urgency. The mantra ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ is prompting us to change our habits and there are now a plethora of products out there to help us.
"We are now being encouraged to think about saving resources like water and electricity and turning to renewable sources. People are also beginning to consider the impact of industrial production methods, shipment of goods over vast distances and toxins being released into the environment. ‘Eco Home’ will investigate how so-called ‘green’ issues have entered our domestic spaces, using a new generation of products as a guide. Visitors to the exhibition will go away better informed and inspired by ideas about how to make an Eco Home which suits their personal taste and lifestyle."