We were blown away by all of the incredible mission submissions for our 2022 Sustainability Scavenger Hunt that poured in from Earth Day to Mother(Earth)’s Day. It was electric, and the submissions ranged from educational to iconic. Of the 26 participating teams, six teams completed all available missions, but three teams stood out above the rest with exemplary submissions.
Huge congratulations to the first place winner, the EMigrants, made up of Mehdi, Noushin, Elvi and Tom from Scavenger Hunt sponsor Elkus Manfredi. They truly poured themselves into this year’s hunt, and if you don’t believe us, just watch their Turbine Tumble entry (and try not to smile). All four teammates were together in almost every single submission.
It was a blast presenting the awards and prizes at the May 12th Celebration at The Anchor in Charlestown. We honored the top 3 teams, along with prizes for Top Submission, BE+ Staff Favorite, Top Individual, Community Impact, and more.
Here is the full list of winners:
Top Team: EMigrants
Second Place Team: DrawDowners
Third Place Team: The scAvengers
Top Submission: The Navigators
for their original poem for Peace Out PFAS mission
PFAS Forever Chemicals
Rain rolls off my jacket
Eggs slide off the pan
Stains glide off the carpet
This versatile invention of man.
Ubiquitous in everything
Animals, land, and sea
Tainted blood and water
Deep in the cells of me.
Passed down through generations
Pollution like cancer grows
Will we ever learn our lesson
Or is this the future we chose?
Top Individual: Juhi Goel, The scAvengers
for her original PFAS poem, The Poison of PFAS
BE+ Staff Favorite: The Wayfinders for this
20-second rendition of Gene Kelly’s Singin’ in the Rain
Crowd Favorite: Queen V & Triple Aces for their
reclaimed instruments and original Red List tune
Community Impact: NUSBO’s ohWELL
for volunteering at Fresh Truck in Brookline.
Bluebikes’ Shades of Blue mission: EMigrants
Shades of Blue, 150 Points
Bluebikes offers 4,000+ bicycles around the Greater Boston area to help residents access healthier and more sustainable modes of transportation. Support this accomplishment by uploading a photo of a team member wearing as many different items of blue clothing that you can find while standing next to a Bluebike or any blue colored bicycle, if you are outside of Greater Boston.
Members of the winning team each received a free one-year membership to Bluebikes!
BuildingEase’s Instruments of Change mission: EMigrants
Building Ease: Instruments of Change, 200 Points
BuildingEase makes it easy to do the right thing with building products! The platform is free for design teams to research, track, manage, and procure building materials, including ones that are salvaged, repurposed, and recycled. Using materials found around your office, you (and colleagues) creatively repurpose the next few things you consider throwing away by making them into instruments. Next, create a short song about sustainable building products and upload a 30 second video of you (or your group) jamming out. https://buildingease.com/
The EMigrants team took home the BuildingEase Instruments of Change award with this multi-lingual submission to the 2022 BE+ Sustainability Scavenger Hunt. Mehdi says using Adobe and renewable products instead of concrete. Elvi says using clay for tiles and fast growing forests timber.
The winning team each received a waterproof portable solar battery charger.
Thank you to our Event Sponsors!
Thank you to our Mission Sponsors!
Thank you to our generous Prize Donors!
Thank you to our Promotional Partners!
We had so much fun with this year’s Scavenger Hunt that we already know we’re doing it all over again next year! Stay tuned to the event page for details on our 3rd annual Sustainability Scavenger Hunt as they unfold. If you’re interested in sponsoring or participating, reach out to email@example.com.