Last week I blogged about green prefab home guru Michelle Kaufmann's delicious work in the world of sustainable building: her gingerbread house creations. Call me naive to world of edible architectural replications, but I hadn't the slightest that applying sustainable building techniques to gingerbread houses was such a hot n' tasty trend. There's even a formal organized competition, Bake For A Change 2008, that invites participants to "think globally and bake locally." 

The contest, organized by Terry*,  hopes to call attention to the eco-importance of sustainable design since many of us, umm, respond well to food. Head on over to the contest's official website to go over the rules and check out last year's winner (pictured). Entries must be received by the end of the month so get bakin' if you're so inclined. And please comment below if you need someone in the Brooklyn-area to perform taste tests (specifically ones that involve frosting).

 

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) reports on design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.