Major Green Home Makeover experience returns to Birmingham
My Green Birmingham plans for sixth annual Green Home Giveaway

My Green Birmingham, the Magic City’s local guide to green living, is gearing up for the sixth annual Green Home Giveaway presented by Alabama Power.

The Green Home Giveaway has become one of Birmingham’s most anticipated home makeover events, offering locals the chance to experience the many benefits of a healthier, more energy efficient and eco-friendly lifestyle.

As the largest green home makeover event of its kind in the Southeast, the Green Home Giveaway traditionally focuses on providing upgrades to one individual winning home, however, the overall mission has always been to inspire change and connect consumers to responsible brands that embody smarter living through innovative products and technology for the home.

Each year, the Green Home Giveaway has partnered with top brands such as Alabama Power, Eco-Three, TOTO, Home Depot, CREE and more to reach thousands of homeowners through an engaging social media campaign and a contest that draws hundreds of applications from homeowners eager to be the lucky grand prize winner.

Past winners of the Green Home Giveaway, Laura Kate Whitney and Jason Harlos, said after purchasing their historic bungalow in 2009, they spent the greater part of the following year renovating the house and making it their own. However, after “years of neglect,” Whitney says the bungalow still lacked the benefits of modern energy efficiency, and other green, more sustainable aspects.

“We were able to supplement our own hard renovation work with real, sustainable, quality equipment that allows us to use less water, less energy, and all with a greater peace of mind.”

The entry period for the Green Home Giveaway kicks off on October 7th and runs through October 28th. My Green Birmingham will identify ten semi-finalist homes, and a panel of Green Home Giveaway sponsors will select the top three finalists. The three finalists will be announced during the Moss Rock Festival on November 7th, with the grand prize winner announcement happening on November 13th. A profile of the makeover and winning home will be featured in B-Metro Magazine. An exclusive e-book Green Home Giveaway Resource Guide for homeowners will be available for download as well.

For more information about the Green Home Giveaway or to learn how to get involved, contact Haley Isbell, Marketing + Media Director for SUSTAIN, at or (205) 542-1361.


SUSTAIN is an environmental strategy and media agency, and the publisher of green living websites, and