Green America: Growing the Green Economy for People and the Planet

People & Planet
Green Business Award

The green business you nominate may win a $5,000 prize.

Green America is proud to launch the latest cycle of our People & Planet Awards, rewarding green businesses nationwide for their contributions to a just and sustainable economy. 

We’ve designed this season's awards to honor green businesses that take extraordinary steps to advance clean energy … and we need your help. Between now and January 5 (at 8PM EST), we’re collecting nominations.

Tell us why your favorite small, green business should win.  You may nominate any green business you wish, but your nomination must explain BOTH how your choice is a sustainability leader in general AND how your choice represents innovation in the use of clean energy. Your nominee may be a clean energy installer or provider, or may be any other type of green business that has made a commitment to clean energy:  a company that makes its products in a wind-powered factory, or a hotel that gets its hot water from solar heaters, for example. 

Use your imagination in selecting a nominee!
And please be as descriptive as possible in explaining why your nominated business is good for both people and the planet. [See our rules for more about eligibility.]

From the nominations, our panel of green-business experts* will select 10 finalists.  We’ll share the stories of the finalists, and conduct a run-off vote in February for three winners who will each receive a prize of $5,000. We’ll announce the winners in March.

Good luck to all of the nominees, and thanks for your submission!

People & Planet Award Nominee

Business Name *

Location *

Contact Info (Web site, e-mail, phone, etc.) *

Please explain why this business should be rewarded for its commitment to clean energy: *

Please explain why this business is good for both people and the planet: *

What is your relationship, if any, to the nominee (customer, employee, owner, etc.)? *

Your Information

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Sign up for our e-newsletter, and you will receive the list of top-ten nominees on February 1. 

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*Judges for this season's awards program include: Katie Galloway & Gigi Abbadie, Aveda; Justin Conway, Calvert Foundation; Deven Clemens, Clif Bar; Mary Kearns, Herban Lifestyles; Jonathan Reinbold, Organic Valley; Martin Wolf, Seventh Generation; and Fran Teplitz & Andrew Korfhage, Green America. Thank you to our panel!