Big Winner! We’ve awarded the prize for the Big Nature drawing competition

At this year’s Big Nature event, Building Green ran a competition for kids.

Aimed at getting people to think about the possibilities of green buildings, entrants were asked to draw and colour an imaginary eco house. Green roofs and other features were encouraged, otherwise it was up to the imagination of the artist!

We had some great entries, but the one we selected was by 14 year old Tamsin from Brighton, who drew an earth sheltered eco-home, complete with built-in animal dens.

Earth sheltered eco-home by Tamsin, age 14

Earth sheltered eco-home by Tamsin, age 14

The prize was a bird box with a green roof, sponsored by Organic Roofs, and a tour of the Organic Roofs HQ in Shoreham.

Lee and I presented the prize on Saturday. Well done Tamsin!

Organic Roofs and Building Green presenting the Big Nature drawing competition prize to Tamsin

Organic Roofs and Building Green presenting the Big Nature drawing competition prize to Tamsin

Competition winner Tamsin on the green roof at Organic Roofs HQ, Shoreham

Competition winner Tamsin on the green roof at Organic Roofs HQ, Shoreham

Shortly after we got this photo through of the bird box installed in the garden. That’s a lucky bird.

Green roofed bird box installed in a garden

Green roofed bird box installed in a garden

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Big Nature was a Big success!

A really good day at Big Nature in the Brighton Centre yesterday. Worth doing again next year we reckon.

The kids went mad for the Building Green drawing and colouring competition – inspired by the green roofed bird box sponsored by Organic Roofs!

There is a winner – but you’ll have to wait to see the picture!

Here are some snaps from the day.

Building Green drawing competition entrants in full colouring frenzy!

Building Green drawing competition entrants in full colouring frenzy!

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James Farrell speaking about DIY green roofs

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Building Green colouring competition in full swing @Big Nature, Brighton

small sheds…Big Nature!

Come say hello at the Big Nature event in the Brighton Centre, this Saturday 3 October, 2-4 pm. It’s free!

Building Green banner

Building Green banner

Building Green will be there with a stand, a ‘flowery building’ competition for kids, and we will be doing a free talk on how to DIY small shed green roofs.

We’ll be signing people up for the DIY Green Roof weekend.

We’ll also be talking about the importance of Madeira Drive green wall, and hoping to make new contacts that can help promote green roofs and living walls in the city.

Madeira Drive A5 leaflet Building Green 1509

Building Green at Big Nature

Big Nature is a free event to encourage awareness and involvement in the natural environment.

Building Green will be there to promote green roofs and living walls for nature in the city. We will be running activities for kids, providing free advice, and talking about how to DIY your own shed green roof.

We’ll also be raising awareness of the importance of our existing environment in the city, including the historic and unique Madeira Drive Green Wall.

Download the new Madeira Drive Green Wall leaflet here.

Madeira Drive A5 leaflet Building Green 1509

Wallflower, Madeira Drive green wall, Brighton

Wallflower, Madeira Drive green wall, Brighton

Big Nature in the Biosphere, Sat 3rd October, 1 to 4 pm, The Foyer, The Brighton Centre

Big Nature in the Biosphere is an interactive event aimed at all ages where you can see what wildlife a pond in your back garden could attract or learn how to make your very own butterfly haven on your front lawn or garage roof. The event will be promoting the great work people are doing within our community and you can find out how to join a group caring for local wildlife reserve near you or how to do it for yourself in your own back garden.