JOHNSBURG - Kevin Hanley of Johnsburg and his fiance Lisa Sabella are finalists in a "Green Wedding Giveaway" sponsored by Clay Hill Farm in York, ME.
The winner of the competition will be awarded a complete "green" wedding and honeymoon prize package. The contest is meant to challenge couples on the verge of a major life commitment to also explore their commitment to the earth.
To be considered, the couple submitted a photo journal about who they are, how they live and what's important to them. Highlighted in the journal was the account of their travels in a bus that they redesigned to run on only used vegetable oil. The bus has carried Kevin and Lisa back to Johnsburg on several occasions.
They have always been committed to responsible living and interested in environmental issues, according to Hanley's mother and North Creek resident Karen L. Hanley.
"I am a flower farmer, so Kevin comes by it naturally," she said.
The couple lives in Durham, NH, where Kevin is a graduate student in oceanography at the University of New Hampshire. Lisa hails from Staten Island and has been involved with many trail and park preservation projects.
According to their journal, they have made many positive changes over the years, but they feel there is always more they can do.
The couple is committed to a truly green life and would be thrilled to plan a wedding that coincides, said Hanley.
The contest is now a popularity vote and the couple who gets the most online votes will win. Voting began Jan. 12, and will end Feb. 7.
To view entries or to vote, visit www.votekevinandlisa.com. For more information on Clay Hill Farm or the Green Wedding Giveaway, visit www.greenweddinggiveaway.com.