The People & Planet Award from Green America recognizes businesses for their dedication to a green economy: a bottom line that includes protecting workers, communities, and the environment. Seasonally, we award three $5,000 cash prizes in a range of green-business categories, such as clean energy and local community action.
This season's awards will go businesses that represent an overall green way of doing business, and are also innovators and leaders in sustainable food. All our top ten green businesses have made it through a competitive initial voting round by our panel of expert judges* to the final round.
Here are the final 10 nominees:
Alter Eco, San Francisco, CA
Archi's Acres, Escondido, CA
Blue Ridge Produce, Elkwood, VA
Chile Woman, Bloomington, IN
Clean Fish, San Francisco, CA
Flying J Farm, Johnstown, OH
Frankferd Farms Foods, Saxonburg, PA
Green City Growers, Somerville, MA
in.gredients, Austin, TX
Love and Carrots, Washington, DC
Check out past winners in zero waste. Look for upcoming announcements about the next awards round and your opportunity to win $5,000 for your business.
*Judges for this season's awards program include: Katie Galloway & Gigi Abbadie, Aveda; Justin Conway, Calvert Foundation; Elysa Hammond, Clif Bar; Lisa Stokke, Food Democracy Now; Jenny Burns, Honest Tea; Kristin Bower, Neighborhood Farm Initiative; Jonathan Reinbold , Organic Valley; John Lively, Preserve (winter winner!); Eric Henry, TS Designs; and Reed Doyle, Seventh Generation; Fran Teplitz & Andrew Korfhage, Green America.