Sprouting Boardwalk wins PARE’s 4th Annual Earth Day Photo Contest

Firm News | Apr 2014

Sprouting Boardwalk wins PARE’s 4th Annual Earth Day Photo Contest

April 28, 2014  |  Firm News
Brandon Blanchard, P.E., ENV SP
Managing Engineer in Pare's Environmental Division
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“Sprouting Boardwalk” by Shane Driscoll wins the 4th Annual Earth Day Photo Contest. Check out his take on sustainable communities and how his photograph fits this year’s Green Cities theme.

“A sign that creating a sustainable community is easier than you think is observed in Sprouting Boardwalk photographed at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick, RI.  Mother Nature leaves hints of innovation throughout our daily lives; it is just a matter of discovering these hidden elements.  An organic planter lines the boardwalk in a decaying wooden structural element filled with wind-blown sand and just the right mixture of light and nutrients to support these budding spires of grass.”

Shane will receive a gift card to Chipotle, consistently regarded as one of the greenest restaurant chains. Not only do they source “food with integrity“, they are constructing new restaurants to USGBC LEED Platinum standards.

You can check out all of the entries here.

Special thanks to all who entered the contest this year. This year’s entrants were:

Photo 1: ”Sprouting Boardwalk” by Shane Driscoll

Photo 2: “Climbing to the Future” by Allen Orsi

Photo 3: “Settling Down in the Suburbs” by Lauren Hastings

Photo 4: “Cape Town” by Victoria Howland

Photo 5: “Piece of Nature” by Jay Gaudette

Photo 6: “High Line” by Brandon Blanchard

Photo 7: “Water Taxi” by Dave Easterbrooks

Photo 8: “Vegetation” by Cari Orsi

Photo 9: “Container Gardening” by Tim Thies

Photo 10: “A Walk on Wood” by Scott Lindgren