This might be a mild winter but there’s still a wintry chill in the air. And my wonderful woodburner has been getting good exercise pumping out some toasty warmth in the evenings. But where is that heat going? One exit point is out the window and the big solution there is to have a good well fitted curtain.
As well as keeping us warm, curtains are also good for the planet – as we can stay warmer with less firewood and less electricity.
Unfortunately good curtains are expensive! So we’re lucky in Dunedin to have the Dunedin Curtain Bank to help people in the community who are on a tight budget to get good quality curtains. And the eco-bonus is that they are reducing waste to land fill because these curtains are made from material that has been diverted from the landfill.
On this show I spoke with Dunedin Curtain Bank Manager Sara Crow. Sara has brought many new initiatives to the organisation and it is going from strength to strength, providing more curtains each year to families who need them.
I’m keen to ask Sara about how we can get these curtains, where they are coming from, how we can fit and use our curtains to best effect, what other services are available from the Dunedin Curtain Bank, and how we can help other people stay warm this winter.
Listen to this programme on CURTAINS
CURTAINS was first aired on the 30th May 2019 through Otago Access Radio 105.4 FM and was supported by Sustainable Dunedin City with the assistance of New Zealand on Air. Eco Living in Action’s host Dr Maureen Howard is a Sustainable Practice Educator at Treedom NZ