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Green America Presents Green Business Leadership Award to Canvas Dreams, LLC

Sustainable web hosting provider recognized as an extraordinary leader by its peers.

November 18, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC -- Green America presented the ninth annual Green Business Leadership Award to Canvas Dreams, LLC, a sustainably operated Web host approved by Green America and certified as a B Corporation, and a recognized EPA 100% Green Power partner. The award was presented on Nov. 6th, at the San Francisco Green Festival. Canvas Dreams, based in Portland, was chosen as the winner from amongst five nominees by Green America’s Green Business Network® members, who are all leaders in the green business field. 

Canvas Dreams (www.canvasdreams.org) was the first Web host in the Pacific Northwest to use 100% wind power in the operation of their business. In the community, Canvas Dreams sponsors non-profits and activities like Green America’s Green Business Network, Patagonia Rising, and Friends of Trees to educate and raise awareness about sustainable business practices. Canvas Dreams also features a permanent Sustainability Desk; dedicated conference room for holding educational seminars, webinars, and brown-bag networking functions; and an active telecommuting program and mass-transit reimbursement for staff. They are turning their place of business into a place of learning and community.

"We are honored to receive this award and designation," said David Anderson, Principal of Canvas Dreams. "A primary goal of our company's Sustainability Program is to serve as an example from which other businesses can learn to adopt and incorporate sustainable principles and Web-based technology into their business model, not only to green their business but make it more efficient and flexible in the midst of tough economic times. This award signifies all that we have worked to achieve and we will strive to continue our service to the Green community as we move forward."

The other four nominees for the Green Business Leadership Award were Divine Chocolate (Washington, DC), Klean Kanteen (Chico, CA), RSF Social Finance (San Francisco, CA) and To-Go Ware (Berkeley, CA).

This year marks the fifth Green Business Leadership Award.  Last year’s award was presented to Dharma Merchant Services (San Francisco, CA). Alexia and Jeff Marcous of Dharma Merchant Services presented this year’s award to Canvas Dreams. Green Business Network member Shasta Visions provided this year’s award.

ABOUT GREEN AMERICA
Green America is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1982, providing the economic strategies, organizing power and practicing tools for businesses and individuals to address today’s social and environmental problems.

Green America’s Green Business Network™ is the first, largest, and most diverse network of socially and environmentally responsible businesses in the country. www.greenbusinessnetwork.org

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