HOW TO MAKE A DRAFT STOPPER A door snake is a valuable ally in the fight against winter drafts. Keeping the drafts on the outside makes for a warmer home and lower heating bills. Sewing your own door snake is quick and straightforward, and you can even use scrap fabric. Step 1: Measure the base of the doors that need draft stoppers. Measure your fabric to fit the width of the doors, plus at least 2cm each side for sewing seams and troubleshooting. Allow enough fabric for a 15cm circumference plus extra for seams. You don’t need to buy fabric; you can recycle fabric or pick up fabric from your local hospice shop. We used part of a trouser leg from our scrap fabric collection.
What we doEcoMatters is passionate about creating communities where aroha and connection with the local environment is restored. We reckon it's only our love for this place that's going to create the sort of future we all quietly yearn for. To do that our generous and amazing funders have asked us to be available to the community to provide a place where you can learn, connect, or get down and dirty in taking practical action towards improving our environment. Whether it's coming to a workshop at our visitor centre or working together beside the stream, if you have a passion and interest in anything environmental - we should talk! Read more
MissionEcoMatters aim is to be a tohu (focal point) to connect people and the environment and to nurture a sense of guardianship (kaitiakitanga) for our beautiful planet. We've got a range of clever ways of helping anyone who is interested to do just that - hopefully if you take a look around this website you'll find a way that inspires you to get involved!
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Future Living Skills: Eco Design Workout
Our lifestyles will need to change in a more resource-hungry world. Are you up for it? Get your energy fix by learning about smarter home design and stay hydrated by finding out how to collect rainwater and use it ‘water-wisely’. The tutor will be Eion Scott, EcoAdvisor VENUE: EcoMatters, 1 Olympic Place, New Lynn KOHA Click here to book through Eventbrite