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
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
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
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!
James Farrell speaking about DIY green roofs
Building Green colouring competition in full swing @Big Nature, Brighton
The green roof is widely recognised for its environmental benefits, as well as much needed habitat for insects and other wildlife. It will also help your students learn about the wildlife around them and why it is so important to protect it.
During National Science and Engineering Week, we are going to give you the chance to win a biodiverse green roof for your school. Click here to find out more.
We’ve got a photo group set up for shots of green roofs and walls in and around Brighton & Hove.
It’s easy to send your snaps to the group, so everyone can see them on the slideshow.
Just get an account with Flickr, and share your pictures with our Flickr group, Building Green.
Follow the link for a free step-by-step DIY guide to greening your shed!
Or download the PDF guide:
Green Your Roof – Brighton & Hove Building Green 2009
Best sheds win a prize! Post pictures of your completed project to the Building Green Flickr group.