Saturday, February 9, 2008

Sustainable Design in Morristown, NJ -- Who Knew?

It was a snowy, grey Saturday - we decided to truck on down to The Morris Museum as they were holding one of their Saturday Family Workshops entitled Recycled House where we were invited to create a model of a house using recycled materials, wood scraps and found objects. This workshop was being offered in conjunction with a new exhibition set to open there on February 12th called The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture & Design.

This highly interactive exhibit, which was created by the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C introduces visitors to the concept of “green” or sustainable architecture and design for all types of buildings and demonstrates the emerging collaboration between tasteful architecture, interior design, and environmental responsibility.

That's James' cousin Hannah above right with her house. Below left is James with the house he and Dad, Jim, built (solar panels courtesy of yours truly) -- and below right is James' cousin Elias with his bold creation!

A good time was had by all!

:) Jen


Kim said...

What a fun event! I'd live in any of those wonderful child-designed green houses.

november said...

Hi Megan

It was great meeting with you last week at the Mothers and More event...
You are an inspiration and I learned so much. I thought I would send you my blog--please let me know what you think and any advice would be great! I still have tons more to post of course!
Lisa Bregman