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

People & Planet Award for Green Businesses
Choose three businesses to win a $5,000 prize.

Green America is proud to introduce the six finalists for this spring''s People & Planet Awards for finalists with a commitment to green gardening

Each name below links to a full business bio explaining the company’s sustainability commitment. All finalists must excel in an overall commitment to both social and environmental responsibility. Please cast your votes for your three favorites by 6PM EDT on Wednesday, May 31. Three votes per person, please. Good luck to all of the finalists, and thanks for your commitment to people and the planet!

Vote for Three Businesses
(Listed in alphabetical order. Click on a business to learn more about its green commitment. Check the boxes and click "Submit Votes" below to cast your votes.)


GrowAsis Urban Garden Consulting »
Chicago, IL

"GrowAsis serves Chicago’s south side communities through specialized garden consulting services, urban garden education workshops for youth and adults, and on-site consultations." 

Haines Brewing Company »
Haines, AK

"Haines reuses spent grain from the brewing process, providing it free to the public. Mixing the grain into compost raises temperatures to speed decomposition to develop rich soil."

RainThanks & Greywater »
San Diego, CA

"Our mission is to create a regenerative water culture by reusing, capturing and conserving water. Our vision is for every building owner to divert grey-water and rainwater to the landscape to grow food."

CERO Cooperative »
Boston, MA

"Imagine a cooperative urban economy where we don’t export waste and we don’t import food.We’re showing that it’s possible to create a new circular economy based on closing the food loop."

Edible Eden
Edible Eden Baltimore Foodscapes »
Baltimore, MD

"We design, install and maintain food gardens and edible landscapes for homeowners, businesses and schools. We create infrastructure to grow food sustainably, whatever the circumstance."

Grow Eat Repeat
Grow. Eat. Repeat. »
Savannah, GA

"Giving back to the land for future generations of soil productivity is where we focus our energy.  Our business takes what people consider to be trash and uses it to make a positive impact in our community."

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