Please GIVE a BIG round of applause (AKA your comments) to the
1st Runner Up/2nd PLACE WINNER
in the 2nd Annual 2008 GREEN is RED HOT CONTEST ..
The True People(see Hint #1&2 below)
Recently, REALTOR Magazine explored the trend toward 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 2008 GREEN IS RED HOT CONTEST has just concluded
and it's time to announce the 2nd Place WINNER and 1st Runner Up.
Here is an AR Member you might like to know because
HINT # 1... She has a wonderful sense of humorYou can find this out right away when you read her BLOG where recently she told us about the Outhouse 500.
"This wasn't the NASCAR race ... yet generational crowds...young and seasoned alike...came out to take part in this exciting winter festival of sorts...Where else but in a town whose county dump RECYCLES METHANE would you see.... OUTHOUSES FLYING DOWN MAIN STREET??" she wrote with obvious glee.
Hint # 2... If you chance upon her profile, you will find that she is a student -- of life and of her industry.. .. ..the focus of her current research and learning is how the GREEN building industry and Hi Performance Homes can benefit the lives of homeowners. She tells us,
"I set out on a Green Pathway [not long ago]," she tells us...."I thought I knew everything there was to find..... Oh was I wrong!!! On my journey I made many new friends... ...notTree Huggers! (they went out with the 60s !) ...not activists....(they are fighting other battles.) I started a meet and greet... and I found ....The colors are changing...... A spark came out of the sky and I met.... True People....True to their word....Truly concerned about our effect on the environment..."
CONGRATULATIONS MARY BIGELOW
2nd Place WINNER
As the Green Tide Rises.... "A Rising Tide Raises All Boats."
Mary...Your post gets right to the point..that what we perceive and how we act on that is worth thinking about. You pointed out
1. "All these weird people talking about all these weirdideas...no VOC's, formaldehyde free, icynene, gray water systems, geothermal, renewable....and yet so many ask, "WHAT ARE THEY TALKING ABOUT???"
2) Potential benefits come from collaborative advertising efforts, shared training programs and leveraging skills of the "many stakeholders of the homebuilding value chain." They direct attention to the success of the Energy Star program which has been so successful by partnering with a variety of professionals in the industry. I am proud to say my company is an Energy Star partner.
Here's What People are Saying about Your Post
Mary...you continue to amaze me. Your knowledge of green building is incredible. Everytime I read one of your posts, I come away with something. Keep up the excellent work. We must get together. You're unlike any lender I've ever come across. Lola
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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