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!! announcing the !! 2nd Runner Up...2008 GREEN is Red Hot Contest!!

Recently, REALTOR Magazine explored the trend alice dodson asheville green architecttoward green-built homes and the demand for sustainable products. 

"It's easy sounding green" the article reported, "...the triple whammy of gas prices, global warming, and health concerns about chemicals has made green buildings red hot. ...

So back in 2007, here at Active Rain, we responded to this interesting news by creating the GREEN IS RED HOT CONTEST.

Now , the 2nd Annual GREEN IS RED HOT CONTEST has just concluded and it's time to announce the winners.

But first....Another round of applause for LAST YEAR'S  2007 Green is Red Hot Contest Winner .... Liz Foley. Here is her winning entry....

and a round of applause (your comments on their posts) for these honorable mention winners...

Eloise Gift
Lindsay Pendleton
Ed Vogt
Jo-Anne Smith
Joseph Lang
Stephanie Edwards-Musa
Tricia Jumonville 
Ann Cummings
Michael Pulskamp
Laurie Logan

janeAnne "GREENolina"


AND NOW...ANNOUNCING the 2nd Runner Up....
An AR Member you might like to know because

HINT # 1... She is accomplished photographer and an expert at creative marketing in the Real Estate Industry

Hint # 2...She has been a successful consultant in the technology field and has a diverse background including event management, corporate training and computer knowledge that focuses on the latest marketing strategies, statistical analysis and logistics and she has worked for Radio City Music Hall,  Nabisco Foods, Key Bank and Marsh & McClennan...all of which give her an edge in the Real Estate industry.

Hint # 3... She is the #1 Featured AR BLOGGER in New York State!

 "Let's face it, " she tells us, " There is a big focus on alternative energy these days around the country.  It is the one thing that everyone wants to learn and be part of. ..."


2nd Runner Up Winning Post

2nd Runner Up Winning Post

Colleen...thank you for your post that looks at (among other things) Interesting Green Facts, Alternative Energy Options, and Reclaiming our Communities and that offers Ecological Resources that won points with the judges for serious community appeal and green subject matter.

2008 Green is Red Hot Contest Prizes and Points

1000 for first place
750 for second
500 for third
200 (in addition to the 200 for any post) for entering this contest |
                with a post of at least 300 words

WINNING ENTRIES are based on
1) originality, 2) intriguing green subject matter, 3) a bit o' humor, 4) graphics, and 5) community appeal.

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Congrats to Colleen!
Posted by Audrey Hoffman, VoteAudrey (VoteAudrey blog) about 11 years ago
Congratulations Colleen!!!!
Posted by Stephanie Edwards-Musa, knitwit at thred UP ( about 11 years ago
Very exciting and very well done.  Congratulations.  What a talented lady.
Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) about 11 years ago

Hi janeAnne,

Excellent job Colleen and  I love the banner you made, janeAnne! You did a wonderful job with this contest.

Thank you for mentioning my post and I look forward to reading all of those that I haven't yet had a chance to read.


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith about 11 years ago


I am so pleased to see Colleen receive the accolades she deserves for this post. It reminds me that change for a healthier environment for home owners is possible. Colleen's look at the Love Canal situation gave me an opportunity to think about brownfields ...and how they can be perceived... in a new way.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 11 years ago

Wow!  Thanks so much!   I took 36 hours off from technology and what a wonderful surprise to wake up to this morning!  

janeAnne -- The area around Love Canal (some of which has been reclaimed) is now one of the most desired areas to live in Niagara Falls it is called LaSalle...

Posted by Colleen Kulikowski, Creative Real Estate Solutions... (The Griffin Team @ Keller Williams Realty) about 11 years ago
Congratulations Colleen. You deserve the recognition.
Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 11 years ago

Hi Colleen - way to go!  Your post really was a great read and you did, as janeAnne mentioned, include some really great information in those links you included.  VERY nicely done!!


Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) about 11 years ago
Congrats Colleen! I am on my way over to read your award winning post (again!)
Posted by Mary McGraw, 2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine! (GLREA) about 11 years ago

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