Members of the Green Business Network Leadership Forum
The Green Business Network is deeply grateful for our Green Business Leaders, the select group of companies who generously give above and beyond their membership dues. Leaders make special gifts to advance Green America’s mission of building a more just and sustainable world. These resources are dedicated to growing the green economy through supporting our work to serve green businesses nationwide, the driving engine of innovation towards an economy based on social and environmental stewardship. Here’s our roll call of green economy movers and shakers:
Alter Eco is a values-based brand of specialty food products that brings sustainable, delicious, exotic, and healthy ingredients from around the world to people here in the United States and Canada for their delight and enjoyment, while directly benefiting farming communities in the Global South.
Amber Lotus publishes calendars, cards, journals, books and wisdom decks that have heart and soul, that illuminate spirit in the world, that promote wholeness, healthy lifestyles and earth stewardship. Amber Lotus’s products focus on the diversity of world cultures and sacred traditions as well as the inspiration and beauty of the natural world.
ACHS launched in the United States in 1989 and became the first accredited completely online college offering holistic health education, with certificate, diploma, and undergraduate and graduate degree programs. ACHS fosters competence, professionalism, and cooperation in holistic healthcare and works to preserve and share knowledge in natural medicine.
Beneficial State Bank is the first commercial bank in the US with a commitment to sustainable community development, and has been serving its customers since 1997. Open an EcoDeposits checking, IRA, or CD account and promote conservation in the Pacific Northwest.
Better World Club is a green alternative to AAA with 24-hour nationwide roadside assistance for autos and bikes. Discounts on hybrid car rentals, eco-travel, hotels, trip routing, auto insurance, bicycle roadside assistance, and free maps. Supports a cleaner environment and alternative modes of transportation.
Blue Fish Clothing uses organic fibers, recycled cottons, and other natural fibers such as hemp, linen, and silk blends to make artisan-created, hand-printed clothing collections. Since 1995, Blue Fish has used organic cotton to create unique clothing that’s better for people and planet, cutting out the harmful impacts of traditional cotton agriculture.
Calvert Foundation offers investment opportunities that empower women, protect the environment, support local organizations, and create other positive impacts, for as little as $20.
Canaan Fair Trade produces and exports the organic olive oil and traditional foods of the Palestine Fair Trade Association’s 52 cooperatives. Certified Fair For Life and USDA organic.
Candle Cafe is dedicated to bettering the health of the individual and the planet by serving food fresh from farm to table. Candle Cafe’s organic vegan cuisine is rooted in sustainability, eco-friendly practices, local farming, and compassion for animals.
Clif Bar is a leading maker of nutritious, organic foods and drinks, including CLIF® Bar energy bar, LUNA®, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women®; and CLIF Kid®, Nourishing Kids in Motion®. Focused on sports nutrition and snacks, the employee and family-owned company is committed to sustaining its people, brands, business, community, and the planet.
ChicoBag Company is equipping humanity with tools that will help eliminate the unnecessary use of single-use paper and plastic bags. ChicoBag has done this by designing reusable totes, packs and lifestyle totes that are durable, tasteful and most importantly unforgettable.
CozyPure is designed to provide slumber that is healthy, supportive, and comfortable without any of the harmful chemicals, and using nature’s finest ingredients. Classic and pure, organic comfort made fresh daily by skilled artisans.
Dharma Merchant Services is a sustainable, socially responsible provider of merchant services and payment processing accounts for both businesses and non-profits. Dharma serves the environment and global communities through “commerce with compassion,” dedicating 50% of net profits to charitable organizations that care for sick, underprivileged, underrepresented and exploited people, animals and land.
Divine Chocolate is made with the finest cocoa from farmers in Ghana who co-own the company. The Kuapa Kokoo farmers’ cooperative in Ghana has a 45% stake in the UK business and 33% stake in the US.
Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps makes products that are ecological, versatile, and effective. They are the top-selling brand of fair trade and USDA bodycare in the US. Family soapmakers since 1858, they are committed to making socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality while dedicating profits to help make a better world.
Earth Creations combines clay dyeing with organic and sustainable fibers to create eco-friendly, made-in-the-USA fashion for the whole family, from Dirt Shirt to casual clothes. Earth Creations works to give back to the community in meaningful ways, helping out good causes and supporting environmental efforts.
Earth-Kind develops and manufactures naturally-efficient solutions to indoor rodent and odor control for farm, home, auto, RV, marine, and industrial uses. Earth-Kind’s products offer consumers and businesses choices that are safer and more effective than their toxic counterparts.
Earth Mama Angel Baby® is the only complete line of non-toxic, hospital recommended, organic and natural herbal products and USDA Certified 100% Organic teas specifically formulated to support women throughout the common discomforts of childbirth, from pregnancy through postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, baby care and even the loss of a baby.
Eden Foods is a principled, 47-year independent natural food company offering 400+ authentic, organic, traditional, kosher, pure foods. Eden brand is never adulterated with irradiation, preservatives, toxic additives, food colorings, refined sugars, or genetically engineered ingredients.
Effect Partners leads their expanding network of partners through a process that embeds sustainability into the foundation of their brands, translating sustainability into increased profits. Effect Marketing™ centers on the quantified social impact which grows brands in both the short and long term by authentically building brand attributes and increasing brand loyalty.
First Affirmative Financial Network supports a nationwide network of investment professionals specializing in Sustainable, Responsible, Impact (SRI) investing. They offer unique resources and practical management assistance to financial advisors seeking to grow their practices by working with socially conscious clients.
Frontier Natural Products Co-op specializes in natural and organic products. Frontier Natural Products offers easy access to high-quality, competitively priced choices that are both environmentally friendly and socially responsible. Frontier Natural Products seeks to lead the way in bringing nature and peace of mind to the customers.
Global Crafts is proud to be members of The Fair Trade Federation and The World Fair Trade Organization. Global Crafts’ mission is to offer income-generating opportunities to craftspeople in developing countries by following fair trade practices including paying in advance at least the market price for items, ensuring that craftspeople receive payment, and ensuring that the craftspeople work in fair working conditions.
Green Century Funds is an environmentally responsible mutual funds organization founded by nonprofit advocacy organizations. The Balanced Fund invests in the stocks and bonds of companies with clean environmental records. The Equity Fund invests in the stocks of the environmentally and socially responsible MSCI KLD 400 Social Index. The Funds are committed to shareholder activism as a critical component of responsible investing.
Grounds for Change is a family owned and operated coffee roasting business located in the Pacific Northwest. Grounds for Change roasts its 100% Fair Trade, Organic coffee in small batches to ensure the freshest coffee possible. All of Grounds for Change’s coffee is Fair Trade Certified by IMO.
Honest Tea seeks to create and promote great-tasting, truly healthy, organic beverages. In addition to creating a healthy alternative beverage with a lot less sugar than most bottled drinks, Honest Tea seeks to create honest relationships with its employees, suppliers, customers and with the communities in which Honest Tea does business.
Klean Kanteen®, a Chico, CA family-owned company, was the first to create reusable water bottles that are safe, lightweight and made from high quality stainless steel. A certified B Corporation and member of 1% For The Planet, Klean Kanteen, not only makes safe, eco-friendly water bottles, but also maintains high levels of oversight at their facilities in China to ensure that their factories meet environmental and fair labor standards.
Lunapads International is a women-owned and operated social mission-based business based in Vancouver, Canada. Lunapads International’s goal is to help individuals have healthier and more positive experiences of their menstrual cycles, and by extension, their bodies overall.
Maggie’s Organics was founded in 1992 on the premise that clothing should be durable, attractive, and affordable, while made using environment-sustaining materials and methods as well as treating workers with dignity.
Mary’s Gone Crackers is a line of delicious gourmet snacks that unite taste appeal with satisfying nutrition. Loaded with whole grains and nutritious ingredients, Mary’s Gone Crackers are organic, kosher and gluten-free and contain no added oils, trans-fats, sugar or dairy. While many gluten-free foods lack in flavor and texture, Mary’s Gone Crackers provides a uniquely tasty and mouth-pleasing option.
Mountain Rose Herbs are direct suppliers of the freshest bulk organic herbs, spices, teas, essential oils, and herbal products. Over 4,000 product offerings to choose from, all from natural sources. The leading organic supplier that provides farm-direct organic products, with a steadfast and uncompromising commitment to the environment. An “herbs, health, and harmony” company since 1987.
Naturepedic specializes in the design and manufacturing of quality organic mattresses for infants, toddlers, children and adults that promote natural and organic materials, a non-toxic design, fire-safety, and overall health & safety. Naturepedic has a large and growing network of retail outlets across the country and abroad.
New Chapter® has been working toward an organic, sustainable world since our inception in 1982. Their guiding principles include advancing the organic mission and nourishing the body with the natural intelligence of whole food. They believe the natural purity of organic ingredients is better for people and better for the environment. That’s why many New Chapter vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements are made with organic vegetables and herbs. Discover the New Chapter difference—nourishment and health sourced from the Earth’s most beneficial whole ingredients. Just as Nature intended.
New Resource Bank is a triple-bottom-line bank serving values-driven businesses and nonprofits that are building a more sustainable world. We see money as an agent of positive social, environmental and economic change and believe banking can transform the economy into one that serves all people and the planet. We put deposits to work for good by lending to organizations that benefit our communities and preserve our planet.
Nutiva® is committed to changing the world by encouraging healthy eating and sustainable business practices. As the world’s leading brand of organic coconut, chia, hemp, and red palm superfoods, Nutiva donates 1% of sales to sustainable agriculture.
Only Natural Pet Store is the leading online source for natural, organic, and eco-friendly supplies and holistic health care info for dogs and cats. All of the products offered for sale at Only Natural Pet Store are of the highest quality and made of natural ingredients.
Redwood Hill Farm is an award-winning, Grade A goat dairy farm and creamery located in Sonoma County, California. Committed to making the best tasting and least processed artisan goat cheese, yogurt and kefir, Redwood Hill Farm’s family-owned and operated company uses solar power to sustainably produce all its goat products. Redwood Hill Farm proudly became the nation’s first Certified Humane® goat dairy in 2005.
Salazar Packaging is a leading supplier of eco friendly custom printed, branded packaging products in the country. Salazar Packaging serves hundreds of both very large and very small companies who did not have to choose between saving money and doing the right thing in terms of the environment.
Self-Help Credit Union is a leading community development credit union with a national membership committed to socially responsible community investing primarily in the Southeast. Offers market-rate CDs (specialty Green, Go Local, Women & Children CDs), money market, IRA, savings, and health savings accounts. PRIs and community loans available. Has lent over $6.4 million since 1980.
SharePower Responsible Investing offers a full range of personalized responsible investment strategies, including Fossil Fuel Free portfolios, designed to meet your financial goals, promote a better society and a healthy planet. Member, First Affirmative Financial Network.
SMB Essentials is an ecobeauty, skin care, grooming and nutritional supplements products company. SMB Essentials created the brands: Lotus Moon, Plain Jane Beauty, DetoxRx and SON to address the natural and organic skincare, grooming and wellness needs of women and men. SMB Essentials applies the principles of sustainability, its passion for beautiful skin and whole body wellness in the products to ensure that they are safe for our bodies and the planet.
Traditional Medicinals is passionate about passing along the centuries-old wisdom of how to use them. Every tea and herbal product that Traditional Medicinals makes has sufficient evidence of safety, quality and efficacy in support of its claim statements and formulation rationale.
The Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie has provided organic and/or natural products to this island community for over 40 years. Sells organic, NON-GMO food, locally grown and island produce, as well as over 300 bulk herbs, spices, tea, and coffee that is roasted onsite. The store is located inside a famous, historic coffee roasterie where they roast directly traded Heirloom® coffee beans.
|Bob Dreizler||Protected Investors of America|
|Jim Horlacher||First Affirmative Financial Network|
|Andy R. Loving, CFP||First Affirmative Financial Network/Just Money Advisors|
|Gary Matthews||First Affirmative Financial Network|
|Vince Siciliano||New Resource Bank|
|Eric Smith||Goodfunds Wealth Management|