1,000 Points, Brad Pitt, Dena Stevens--"Pink" Challenge WINNERS

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Brad Pitt's Eco-Friendly Initiative - Pink Project Flood-Proofs New Orleans Homes (GALLERY)THE Active Rain Eco-All-Stars' "Pink" Challenge/Contest 
UPDATE: Friday 12/21/07
WINNERS ARE found HERE...where you can  read all about them...and comment

 


Enter from 12/09/07  until 12/19/07
Need Inspiration?  Check out this
Living Homes Tour then collect your extra 200 points for detailing the 5 elements you YOU would select for your home (or one for Brad Pitt's Lower 9th ward project). . .

Brad Pitt's Eco-Friendly Initiative - Pink Project Flood-Proofs New Orleans Homes (GALLERY)Winner: How does 1,000 points sound to you? 
500 for second, 300 for third............ (For clarification, the winner only gets 1000, so I guess they really get 800 for winning and 200 for entering.......

All you have to do is answer the following question...
from your heart
   

 

                         Heart Eyes

If    $$$$$$ were no object what

would you incorporate into a your dream home. ...OR what 5 elements would you advise Brad Pitt to incorporate in his New Orleans, Lower 9th Ward Pink Project (see details below) ....WHAT WOULD YOU SELECT ...........     ...........................   AND WHY?

 

DETAILS...background information for the IF MONEY WERE NO OBJECT CHALLENGE....

  • Brad Pitt announced plans to build 150 eco-friendly homes in the Louisiana city's Lower 9th Ward earlier this week. . Video Watch King tour the 9th Ward »  . . . 

    Also, earlier this week, Dena Stevens~ wrote me a note that showed me that Dena and Brad actually have more than you might have guessed in common!  What is that, you may wonder...so I'll tell you ...

Pink attracts them. (I'm smiling)
But read on. You'll see what I mean.

Brad's (totally "green" )Pink Project "represents opportunities hidden within this tragedy and focuses attention on the plight of the Lower 9th.  Pink is a virtual city of Hope. A hybrid of art, architecture, cinema and media, Pink is conceived as an informational, commemorative, communication tool which raises awareness and activates individual participation to heal local wounds in need of global aid."

  •  Dena's Thinking Pink Real Estate Agent: Dena Stevens~Southern Colorado Realtor (Colorado Western Real Estate) 
      • "janeAnne, " she wrote, "I was thinking about something all night, thought I'd share it will you. I'd love it if you opened up a conversation . . .If money were no object what 5 elements would you incorporate into a house. All the technology out in the world is great, but if you were NOT limited what would you use and why?"

 SO...I wrote Dena back and said..."THIS sounds like the perfect Eco-All-Stars "Pink" Challenge for the Holidays... ...Let's ask allthe Active Rainers to imagine the possibilities (including any ideas we might want to tender to Brad Pitt's Pink Project !"

I continued, : By the end of the month, we can get our list together. . . Let's imagine what we would want in Pitt's (or our own)  eco-friendly houses, and together send off our Pink List to Brad Pitt . I bet that he and and William McDonough  (..the Green Architect) ) who Brad has hired to manage this project would enjoy hearing from the  WHAT SAY YOU?"

Well, Dena was pleased, I can say for sure. She said, " janeAnne!, ask everyone to USE THE COMMENT SECTION  TO TELL US 5 elements they'd would include in their eco-friendly home...we can send our combined comments on over to Brad Pitt...in a PINK envelope  =) . . ." 

 

Heart Eyes Folks---It's that time of the year to give back. ....

Just type in your  IF $$$  WERE NO OBJECT.... 5 elements in the comment section below.
I know what I am going to type in.Hint...it has to do with warm feet in the winter!
 

By the way...HERE is Dena's "$$$ no object list"  if you want to see a great post on the subject...If you are like Dena and feel you want to do an entire post on the subject, tjhat's great, just type in the link to your post in the comment section below here..

 

If money were no object what 5 elements would you incorporate into your own home or one for Brad Pitt's Pionk Project?. ...what would you use and why?

  • USE THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW TO TELL US 5elements you would include in your eco-friendly home...
  • OR   simply add the-URL  to your post  in the comment section below . Please tag your-post (if you decide to do an entire post) "PINK" and ALSO add the URL in the comment section here

 

  • PRIZES: Brad Pitt's Eco-Friendly Initiative - Pink Project Flood-Proofs New Orleans Homes (GALLERY)the good feeling of being in the "pink" as we race towards 2008...and maybe some good energy sent down the the Lower 9th Ward...AND

 1,000 points for the winner, 500 for second, 300 for third............also, everyone that enters gets 200 (in addition to the automatic 200) for entering. ...

Enter from 12/09/07  until 12/19/07..I need 3 judges please...

Need Inspiration?  Check out this Living Homes Tour 

I need help...please email me if you want to help judge...and/or compile the list-of those who entered for the extra 200 points..THX!

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Rainmaker
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Bill Roberts
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Stephanie, I posted something about being fire safe: Fire Safe In San Diego

I hope you like it.

Bill Roberts

Dec 18, 2007 07:56 AM #142
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Stephanie Edwards-Musa
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Bill, that was a great post!  I hope everyone following this reads it.  Quite fascinating how some items that we may not have thought about could help in fires.
Dec 18, 2007 10:08 AM #143
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Bill W~ 

Thanks for entering this GREEN CHALLENGE ...Good luck with your entry...As I read-it, I also learned so much! Thanks for the information and resources you provided.

Dec 18, 2007 02:40 PM #144
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UPDATE ON ENTRIES:

Andrew Stone

Bill Westel green home entry.

 

Dec 18, 2007 02:58 PM #145
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FULL LIST OF ENTRIES  AS OF MIDNIGHT..6 hours left to enter!

Bill Westel  

Andrew Stone

Joan Mirantz  

Lane Bailey

Dena Stevens

Stephanie Edwards

Rita Gibbons

Greg Cooper

Brian Hoots

Evan T Little

Sylvia Barry

Brad Kolkman

Bonnie Westbrook

Mary Bigelow

Anne Lok

Susan Trombley

Marcus Valdez

Joseph Lang

Laura Warden

Jenny Persha

Dave Roberts

Brent Sainsbury

Michael Pulakamp

Esko Kiuru

Bill Roberts

Donna Shefcheck

Dana Caldwell

Bill & Barbara Jo

Dave Roberts 

 

Dec 18, 2007 03:04 PM #146
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Sally Zatkoff
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making a Difference
I can't think of any good stuff for this contest, but Brad Pitt sure looks good.... Just thought I would mention it.
Dec 18, 2007 03:13 PM #147
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Sally Zatkoff
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making a Difference
I can't think of any good stuff for this contest, but Brad Pitt sure looks good.... Just thought I would mention it.
Dec 18, 2007 03:13 PM #148
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Sally Zatkoff
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making a Difference
I can't think of any good stuff for this contest, but Brad Pitt sure looks good.... Just thought I would mention it.
Dec 18, 2007 03:13 PM #149
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Am I too late to enter my post?  I have spent way to much time on this already!

Thanks for the encouragement.

Dec 18, 2007 09:14 PM #150
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Joel Bennett
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. - Columbia, MD
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1 Furnishings

Choose cabinetry and other furnishings made from recycled or reclaimed materials or wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. There are a number of products on the market, including countertops, tables, chairs and flooring, made from a wide range of recycled and reclaimed materials. Select compact furniture that incorporates storage and consider reused, salvaged or antique furniture.  This would allow us not cut any  more trees and reduce the waste that may end up in our landfills

2 Appliances

Choose high-efficiency water heaters, low-flow toilets and showerheads, faucet aerators, and energy- and water-efficient appliances. Consider using bulk-product dispensers for body-care products. This would help reduce the overall total water waste within our home.

3 Using Public Transport

Usage of Public transport for your daily travel will not only save a lot of fuel but also reduce the CO2 emissions. For example, if 50 employees of a company drive to work by car - the fuel these 50 or so cars consume will be so enormous than what a public transport say bus/metro/train will need. Also, in places which have very poor public transport - the ideal case would be to consider car-pooling or alternative fuel vehicles.

4 Clean green

Stop buying household cleaners that are potentially toxic to both you and the environment. Use alcohol instead of toxic butyl cellosolve, commonly found in carpet cleaner and some window cleaners as a solvent; coconut or other plant oils rather than petroleum in detergents; and plant-oil disinfectants such as eucalyptus, rosemary or sage rather than triclosan, an antifungal agent found in soaps and deodorant. Or, skip buying altogether and make your own cleaning products. I would use simple ingredients such as plain soap, water, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), vinegar, washing soda (sodium carbonate), lemon juice and borax and save money at the same time

5 Landscape

Plant more trees and scrubs to help produce more oxygen. Reuse any unwanted scrubs and trees. Make mulch or recycle them to parks or neighborshoods that could use more landscaping. I would use more recycled mulch, made from old tires.  This would require fewer replacements over time.

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Dec 18, 2007 10:56 PM #151
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CHALLENGE IS ENDED..It's NOON... 

Let's see what the JUDGES have to say about these entries...OH! and Look for winners TOMORROW

ENTRIES:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/312135/My-Amador-County-Green

Joel and Teresa Bennett (see above in the comment section)

Georgina Hunter

Bill Westel  

Andrew Stone

Joan Mirantz  

Lane Bailey

Dena Stevens

Stephanie Edwards

Rita Gibbons

Greg Cooper

Brian Hoots

Evan T Little

Sylvia Barry

Brad Kolkman

Bonnie Westbrook

Mary Bigelow

Anne Lok

Susan Trombley

Marcus Valdez

Joseph Lang

Laura Warden

Jenny Persha

Dave Roberts

Brent Sainsbury

Michael Pulakamp

Esko Kiuru

Bill Roberts

Donna Shefcheck

Dana Caldwell

Bill & Barbara Jo

Dave Roberts 

 

 

Good Luck to All...

Dec 19, 2007 02:56 AM #152
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Dena Stevens Coriz
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Can I jump in here janeAnne? I know this started off as just an e-mail between you and I, but it has evolved into something wonderful! This has been great fun, even if it was my idea. We have some many creative, talented people here on A.R. What a difference we ARE making in the world we live in. This has been an awesome experience as well as a terrific contest.

Thank you Bob!

Dec 19, 2007 05:02 AM #153
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Emily Johnston
Keller Williams Realty - Rancho Bernardo, CA

JaneAnne,

Thanks for putting this together. I decided to write anyway.. I know the contest is over. Good luck to everyone! Here's my post:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/312623/Going-Green-and-Pink

~Emily

The San Diego Real Estate Expert

Dec 19, 2007 05:43 AM #154
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Emily~ 

I read your post and enjoyed your contribution. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this subject.

Dec 20, 2007 02:14 AM #155
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Everyone!

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW FIRDAY...
CHECK BACK ...here

and in the next post

Dec 20, 2007 02:15 AM #156
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Mary McGraw
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I can't wait to hear who the winners are! It was great to hear from so many new faces in our group! I have to say all the entries were worthy of winning. It was interesting to hear a variety of elements but all rang the same bell....energy efficiency and the environment are VERY important! Thanks Dena for inspiring this...thanks JaneAnne for the challenge...and thanks Brad Pitt for giving this the attention it deserves!

HAppy reNEWable Year!

Dec 20, 2007 02:07 PM #157
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Mary~ 

Thanks for helping to judge this Challenge...It was a super effort on the part of the participants, and a super challenge on the part of the judges, too...everyone's entry was so amazing!

Dec 21, 2007 06:08 AM #158
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AND THE WINNERS ARE!!!. . .Check HERE!

 

Dec 21, 2007 06:10 AM #159
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JaneAnne-  You are most welcome! Yes, a great challenge and congrats to all the winners! All the participants get a gold star and a green thumbs up in my book! What an exciting, interesting, knowledgable group of people we have here! Imagine how great it will be in 2008 as we bring these minds and ideas together!!! 

  

Dec 21, 2007 07:12 AM #160
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Christy Powers
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I love Brad Pitt. It's a wonderful thing he is doing.
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