SAN DIEGO – June 28, 2011 – Cali Bamboo, a premier manufacturer of green building materials made primarily from bamboo, and the Surfrider Foundation today launched the National Greenscape Challenge to promote eco-friendly landscape and garden designs.
Inspired by Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Gardens campaign, homeowners, commercial landscapers and builders are encouraged to submit their sustainable landscaping project that includes photos and a brief description on the contest page by July 31.
“This challenge is a great opportunity for people across the U.S. to showcase their landscape or garden projects that were designed with conservation, permeability and retention in mind,” says Jeff Goldberg, CEO and President of Cali Bamboo.
“We’re excited to see the creative entries from different geographic regions and hope it provides individuals everywhere with eco-friendly examples of what they can do with their yards.”
Once a project is submitted, it will be added to the contest interactive map that will display all the entries from across the U.S. After the submission deadline, a panel of judges will review the entries and the winner will be announced on August 8.
The grand prize winner and guest will receive round-trip airfare to Los Angeles on Friday, September 9, and enjoy an all-expense paid weekend, including a 30-minute surf session with a celebrity following the Celebrity Expression Session event, an eco-friendly surfboard for use during the surf session, access to the VIP party on Friday evening, transportation and accommodations, departing on Sunday, September 11.
“Urban runoff is a number one source of ocean pollution no matter where someone lives. Not only is our Ocean Friendly Gardens campaign raising awareness of those issues, but the Greenscape Challenge is a fun way for people to get involved and show how they’re creating eco-friendly gardens and eliminating excessive watering,” said Matt McClain, Surfrider Foundation’s Director of Marketing and Communications.
“The Celebrity Expression Session is a fun, well-attended event and it’s not often you get to surf with a celebrity; the winner and guest are in for a treat!”
Visit http://www.calibamboo.com/greenscapechallenge.html for more information.
San Diego-based Cali Bamboo manufactures 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.
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 60,000 members and 100 chapters worldwide. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, visit www.surfrider.org.