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 produce recycled products… and we need your help. Between now and July 6 (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 is a recycled-products innovator. Your nominee may manufacture with recycled paper, plastic, metal, fabrics, wood, or any other material that might surprise us; they might find ways to give new life to something that seems like waste, like old clothes or used cooking oil or broken parts of household appliances.

Use your imagination in selecting a nominee. 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 August for three winners who will each receive a prize of $5,000. We’ll announce the winners in September.

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 a recycling innovator: *

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 August 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!