Sustainable Gingerbread House Competition at the GEHC

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Green Gingerbread Houses - is there such a thing? Who doesn’t love making adorable Gingerbread Houses with the family or visually wondering at the intricate works of professional Gingerbread House architects? But what if we could make these Gingerbread Houses environmentally-sustainable? Well, as part of the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center’s December Green Holiday programs, we will be hosting a Sustainable Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit. Designers will create environmentally-friendly houses out of edible materials that highlight sustainability and green building design.

Would you like to enter? At least three sustainable building elements must be included in the design, such as solar panels, rain barrels, green roof, windmills, etc. Participants may use a traditional gingerbread recipe, our recipe for dog biscuits, bird seed cakes, or any other edible products. The structure can include birdseed, pinecones, leaves, twigs… anything from nature. The Gingerbread House can be creative and imaginative as you like!

Drop-off for the entries will begin November 24, judging will take place the week of December 3rd, and the awards will be presented during our Green Holiday event on December 15th from 11am-noon. Please visit www.gwinnettehc.org for more information, contest rules, and the entry form.


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