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 are strongly committed to organic products… and we need your help. Between now and April 4 (at 6PM 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 nominee must represent BOTH an overall green way of doing business, AND demonstrate a strong commitment to advancing organic agriculture -- producing or selling food, fabrics, flowers, feed, or anything made from organic ingredients.   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 May for three winners who will each receive a prize of $5,000. We’ll announce the winners in June.

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 organics: *

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 May 1. 

Required fields are marked with *

*Judges for this season's awards program include: Katie Galloway and Gigi Abbadie, Aveda; Jenny Burns, Honest Tea; Deven Clemens, Clif Bar; Justin Conway, Calvert Foundation; Erlene Howard, Collective Resource; Tess O’Brien, Clean PowerPerks; Jonathan Reinbold, Organic Valley; Martin Wolf, Seventh Generation; and Andrew Korfhage and Fran Teplitz, Green America. Thank you to our panel!