Happy Earth Day! The Winner of the 2014 “Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall!” Earth Day Photo Contest is…

April 22, 2014 at 12:44 pm

With a whopping 729 votes, the project receiving the highest number of total votes and winner of the 2014 “Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall!” Earth Day Photo Contest is…


ASAF COHEN, who submitted the “Great Greenwall in Israel” project.  Congratulations!


2014PhotoContestWinner-AsafCohenAs soon as we receive additional project information from Asaf, we will highlight this project as our highly popular “Project of the Week.”

And, Asaf will now receive a $100 gift card from Amazon.com as a small token of our appreciation for entering the 2014 “Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall!” Earth Day Photo Contest and celebrating the living architecture of greenroofs and greenwalls – and, of course, Earth Day itself.

In total, we received 14 entries – not including the two we submitted for samples – the Musée du quai Branly greenwall in Paris and the California Academy of Sciences  living roof in San Francisco, which, by the way, both received votes anyway.  This was a very international offering, just like our Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database itself, with entries from Israel, Spain, Taiwan, Panama, USA (Rochester, NY; Durham, NC; New York City, NY (2); Alaska; Chicago, IL; San Francisco, CA; and Cincinnati, OH), Brazil, and India.


The beautiful & popular 2014 Photo Contest winning entry: Green Wall in Israel by Asaf C.

It’s interesting that the first year we include greenwalls in the photo contest that a greenwall project wins!  Not only that, but the second entry, with another huge number of votes at 452, is also a greenwall – the stunning vertical garden in Zaragoza Spain.

Here are the final voting stats:


Way to get your friends and colleagues behind you, Israel and Spain – that’s the power of social media!

2014’s submissions were so varied and all are truly awesome.  Some we already have in the Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database, like the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) Green WallThe Republik Building/ Xero Flor America HQ Green Roof, and the Empire State Building (see: Empire State Building, 30th Floor West with the entry photo; Empire State Building, 21st Floor East & West, and Empire State Building, 25th Floor Northwest).  And, we hope to add all of the new projects to our Projects Database so we can all learn more about each.

Thank you to everyone who entered a project and voted for their favorites on our Facebook page.  Happy Earth Day and beyond!


Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall ~ Linda V.