Recently, REALTOR Magazine explored the trend toward green-built homes and the demand for sustainable products. "It's easy sounding green" the article reports, "...the triple whammy of gas prices, global warming, and health concerns about chemicals has made green buildings red hot. ...
So back in March of 2007, here at Active Rain, we at the Eco-All-Stars Group
responded to REALTOR Magazine by creating the Eco-All-Stars' GREEN IS RED HOT CONTEST. Now, another year has passed and we have done it again! The Eco-All-Stars' 2nd Annual GREEN IS RED HOT CONTEST has just concluded and it's time to announce the winners.
Please GIVE a BIG round of applause (AKA your comments) to our
1st PLACE WINNER
in the 2nd Annual 2008 GREEN is RED HOT CONTEST ..
The Green Scrooge!
You can tell in the first few minutes you bump in to him that he is an enterprising fellow with a good sense of humor. Judging from this photo (left) he even might be ready to sit down to talk, when times are tough and the weather is stormy. Not only that, but his posts have a lyrical quality. Read them and you will understand more than you did before about the whole eco-thing and have a good read at the same time.
That's a combination that makes this eco-savvy real estate professional simply shine. How would I (janeAnne, Greenolina a way on over here in the mountains in Asheville, North Carolina) know this? I looked at his Profile here at AR and at his "other' BLOG...where he wrote ...
"This was a stellar day. You know how sometimes the light is just right and the temperature mellow warm, but not hot. Add to that the wonderful smells filling the air as the growing season kicks into high gear with the warming and lengthening days...."
This is one person at Active Rain to whom you may want to refer your California clients...especially if they are" technophiles, authors, young families, and plenty of just plain folks..." Can you guess who our 1st Place Winner is? I'll give you a few hints:
HINT #1 It sure looks as if he's the kind of person you could depend on to get things organized for a "sit down" discussion even in a flood. =)
HINT #2 He is a happily married father of two grown children. And has a jazz singing spouse of thirty years. He and his wife live in a redwood forest near the Russian River and have a lovely grand-dogger poodle.
Hint #3 . A REALTOR® with style, he has been a general building contractor, renewable energy expert, computer consultant, and restaurant owner.
"Sorry. I feel like the Green Scrooge," he tells us in his WINNING POST ..."You came for hot and sexy green-ness, and all I have for you is warm lime sherbet...."
CONGRATULATIONS DAVE ROBERTS
(fondly known as The Green Scrooge)
For Your 1st Place Winning Post
Going Green for $1,000 or Less
"Let's face it. The greenest things you can do for your house and the planet
fall a little short in the WOW Factor, " Dave admits...
But Dave...your post introduces us to sensible and practical ideas for improving quality of life for our clients/us . That's a lucky thing on March 17th, this celebrated lucky day. Your WINNING POST offers AR readers and our clients three green ideas with a common thread....
1) ...their modest price tags that the average home owner can fit into their long term green budget.
2) ...that each of them can be accomplished for under $1,000
3) ...and that, typically, they may be completed in just one day.
As you say..."Going green can be fast, affordable, and create great long term savings. In my book, that's sexy enough...."
Here's what People are Saying about Your Post
"Thanks for your great post. Consumers are sort of overwhelmed by the whole green thing. It's important to educate them on the importance of starting with simple energy saving ideas. I like the idea of the solar attic fan. I'll pass it along...."
"As always your research is thorough, your recommendations outstanding and your writing entertaining and informative. Thanks for these suggestions."
"I love the title of your post as it shows you can do things green without them costing a lot of green!"
Now it's your turn to let Dave (and the other winners of the Green is Red Hot Contest ) hear from you.
Please comment on their posts at:
DAVE ... 1st Place Winner Going Green for $1,000 or Less
MARY ... 2nd Place Winner As the Green Tide Rises.... "A Rising Tide Raises All Boats."
THANK YOU TO THE JUDGES WHO DEVOTED TIME AND ENERGY TO THIS PROJECT!!!
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
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