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ECO House: EcOasis Ground Breaking Ceremony Today

Written By David D'Angelo on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 | 1/16/2008

ECO-Singapore holds ground breaking event for the ECO House: EcOasis today 3pm, at the Singapore Science Centre ECO Garden.

This humble project has been brewing for a long time between volunteer young architects, engineers, marketeers and various individual from different walks of life. It has came a long way and finally, we are going to see it take shape starting tomorrow.

The event will be graced by Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Minister for Finance and Minister for Education.

This project is a milestone for ECO Singapore as a whole which YOU are part of, because the ground breaking marks the beginning of this unique project bringing together various partners from the public and private sectors.

Last but not least, the essence of its becoming are the relentless efforts by the youth.

Side view: You can notice the green roofs, solar panels and also the green walls.




The other side view: Check out the kitchen and composting area. You can also notice the tube to collect water from the green roofs when it rains.


With the roofs removed, you can see clearer the interior of the kitchen.




Closer view up in the kitchen. Check out the sink which will then have its grey water system pumped over to the decors on the right to process the water.


The other side of the ECO House. Mock up of a possible room. This will also be the part of the training room.

And finally, the back view of the ECO House.




For those who are interested to learn about the progress of it, please feel free to visit it at:
http://www.eco-singapore.org/ecohouse/index.html

We hope the story of ECO House: EcOasis will inspire more of you to realize that dreams can come true if you stick to it and believe in it, and along the way be willing to learn and adapt to changes.

Alot of challenging situation and decisions were made, but it was all worth it.

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY:

Starting today, ECO-Singapore will be going forward to BUILD the ECO House. They will needing all the manpower they can get to help out and the commitment level will start somewhere end Feb till end Apr where the ECO House is targeted to be completed. and YOU can play a big part.

- Hands On volunteers
To help in the MAKING of the ECO House. For those who want to ge your hands dirtied and also improve on the ECO House internal components.

- Volunteer ECO Trainers
You will be trained to bring children through the ECO House and the ENRICH! Program that will be held at the Singapore Science Centre ECO Garden.

Interested? Email to volunteer@eco-singapore.org

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