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Springs Sustainability Snapshot Contest winners announced
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Throughout the month of April, the City of Colorado Springs Office of Innovation and Sustainability (OIS) held a Sustainability Snapshot Contest as part of Earth Month festivities. Today, the City announced the winners of more than $800 in prizes thanks to generous community partners.

Participants uploaded 193 photos of themselves performing 20 sustainability activities to the OIS Facebook page,!/CS.OIS/photos. Six people entered a photo in all 20 categories to become eligible for the grand prize drawing of $500, sponsored by SunShare. The winner is Jennifer Elledge.

Additional $100 winners include:

  • Sam Terry for cycling/alternative transportation picture (sponsored by Old Town Bike Shop),
  • Kathy Thierry for ride to downtown on a bus or using alternative fuel picture (sponsored by Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition), and
  • LeeAnn Westfall for recycling picture (sponsored by Greener Corners)

Ryan Lloyd also won a heavy duty tote bag made from repurposed City banners in the college/university bonus category, for uploading a picture of performing activities while wearing college garb.

Winning names were drawn during today’s All Pikes Peak Reads book selection announcement of “The Year of the Flood” by Margret Atwood in honor of the tie between sustainability and this year’s theme, Survival: Against All Odds.   

Sustainability Snapshot Contest Challenge Categories

1) Make a pledge for Earth Month and upload a picture of yourself with your pledge

2) Shop with a reusable bag

3) Ride to downtown on the bus or using alternative fuel

4) Ride a bike/walk/carpool/otherwise reduce fuel consumption

5) Attend an Earth Month event

6) Pick up poop in a park

7) Use a reusable bottle

8) Rescue a recyclable from the trash

9) Enjoy locally-sourced food or beverage

10) Take a photo with an energy-saving LED streetlight

11) Great Gardening- Start a window garden/seedlings/work in a local garden

12) Kill a phantom electrical load

13) Creative reuse for a non-recyclable

14) Use a Greener Corners bin (try their app!)

15) Volunteer in the community

16) Take a photo with a LEED-rated facility

17) Take a photo of any renewable energy

18) Shop/donate at second-hand retail

19) Check tire pressure/buy sustainable seafood/change a light bulb/purchase a GREEN cleaning product

20) YOUR CHOICE: what did we forget?