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Ten Thousand Villages Wins People's Choice Award for Green Business of the Year!
November 7, 2005

Co-op America announced today that Ten Thousand Villages was voted the winner of the People’s Choice Award for Green Business of the Year.  The award was presented at Green Festival by actress Daryl Hannah and biodiesel activist Charris Ford.

Ten Thousand Villages is one of the oldest and largest fair trade organizations in the world and a pioneer among Fair Trade businesses in the US. To learn more about Ten Thousand Villages visit their web site at www.tenthousandvillages.com.

Thousands of people across the country cast their vote for this first-ever award where consumers nominate and vote for green businesses making a difference for people and the planet. Erin Gorman, Program Director for Co-op America said, “The overwhelming response to the People’s Choice Award shows that people embrace and celebrate these businesses that commit to sustainability.”

Wildlife Works and It’s Only Natural placed second and third respectively.  More information about these companies is available in Co-op America’s National Green Pages, available at www.greenpages.org.

The People’s Choice Award for Green Business of the Year is designed to honor the work of socially and environmentally responsible businesses, highlight how businesses can commit to products and practices that contribute to the health and well-being of people, workers, communities and the environment, and challenge corporate America to do the same.

For more information about Co-op America and the People’s Choice Award please visit www.greenamerica.org or call 1-800-58-GREEN.

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