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


People & Planet
Green Business Award

The green business you nominate may win a $10,000 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 help you care for your pets and animals responsibly… and we need your help. Between now and October 3 (at 6PM EDT), we’re collecting nominations.

Tell us why your favorite small, green business should win.  You may nominate any green business you wish, but your nominee must represent BOTH an overall green way of doing business, AND demonstrate a strong commitment to green pets or raising animals responsibly. The company you nominate could be an overall green pet store; could help you raise chickens or bees; could responsibly produce items for your dog, cat, birds, fish, or other pets -- any pet-and-animal-friendly business endeavor you can think of! 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 November for three winners who will each receive a cash prize. Two winners will receive $5,000, and the the top winner will receive $10,000. We’ll announce the winners in December.

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 how this business is committed to green pets/animals: *

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



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

Required fields are marked with *

*Judges for this season's awards program include: Gigi Abbadie, Aveda; Justin Conway, Calvert Foundation; Tess O’Brien, Clean Power Perks, Jennifer Snyder, Clif Bar; Erlene Howard, Collective Resource, Inc.; Dale Luckwitz, Naturepedic; Jonathan Reinbold, Organic Valley; Martin Wolf, Seventh Generation; and Andrew Korfhage and Fran Teplitz, both of Green America. Thank you to our panel!