>Last week the New York Times featured a cute article about a green inspired gingerbread houses. We love this second place winner – it's so different from the traditional gingerbread house and it kind of reminds us of a gingerbread version of the Low Impact Woodland Home. Click below the jump to see one of the other contest entries – with a wind turbine and all!
The Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the New Jersey Essex County Environmental Center is geared to raise awareness about environmental issues with a holiday theme. Each entry must show at least three identifiable sustainable building design elements, such as candy glass skylights, rainwater reuse, solar panels, and/or a natural habitat component.
Entries will be on display until Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Ave., in Roseland, NJ. Hours are: Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Images by Nancy Wegard for The New York Times