Cali Bamboo, Surfrider Foundation announce National “Green Home Challenge” winners
- Wilmington, N.C couple receives all-expense paid trip to 2010 Celebrity Expression Session in Malibu for sustainable building efforts -
SAN DIEGO Ė August 6, 2010 Cali Bamboo, a premier manufacturer of sustainable, green building materials made primarily from bamboo, and the Surfrider Foundation named Tony and Jennifer Butler winners of the National “Green Home Challenge .”
The Wilmington, N.C. couple captured the most online votes and will attend the Surfrider Foundation Celebrity Expression Session at the Malibu Surfing Association’s Classic on September 11.
“We’re beyond impressed with the number of folks who entered the contest and are working towards a sustainable living environment in a creative and stylish way,” says Jeff Goldberg, CEO and President of Cali Bamboo. “The Butler’s home is a perfect example and we’re excited that they’ll be at the Malibu event surfing with a celebrity on one of our eco-friendly surfboards!”
Nearly 4,000 votes were cast by visitors to the Green Home Challenge Web site. Securing second place and winning a $500 Cali Bamboo gift certificate was Joe Hayes and Amy Humphrey from Bunceton, Mo. John and Shirley Leeper from Walton County, Fla. locked up third place in the contest, and will receive a $250 Cali Bamboo voucher.
“As surfers, we were determined to build a home that was in perfect harmony with the natural environment and had the lightest ecological footprint possible. Our goals were to make our house green on both the inside and outside, go above Energy Star criteria, and not break the piggy bank in the process,” said Jennifer Butler. “We’re honored that Cali Bamboo and Surfrider selected us as finalists and we thank all of our fans for their support and votes!”
About Cali Bamboo, LLC.
San Diego-based Cali Bamboo manufactures sustainable, green building products for residential and commercial projects made primarily from bamboo; one of the world’s most durable, sustainable and renewable materials. Founded in 2004 by Jeff Goldberg and Tanner Haigwood, the company is fast becoming one of the shining examples of how individuals, businesses and communities can implement stylish architectural and interior designs without impacting the environment. Cali Bamboo’s wide range of bamboo offerings includes fencing, flooring, decking, plywood and more. For more information, visit www.CaliBamboo.com .
About The Surfrider Foundation
The non-profit grassroots organization is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, go to www.surfrider.org <http://www.surfrider.org> .
Visit Cali Bamboo's Green Home Challenge Webpage here.
U.S. Green Building Council shared the Green Home Challenge winners on it's website here.
The Green Home Challenge winners posted an article on their surf community website here.
WECT News in Wilmington, NC ran a story earlier this week on the GHC winners, Jennifer and Tony Butler here.
Third place winners featured on www.thedestinlog.com here.