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 make it easy for you to plan green celebrations… and we need your help. Between now and April 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 green celebrations champion. Your nominee may help you plan a green wedding or any other celebration -- birthday, graduation, anniversary, or any holiday. You could nominate an especially green venue for celebrating, or a business that contributes to the catering, decorating, gift-giving, travel, or any other aspect of the celebration.

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 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 helps you plan and produce a green celebration: *

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 May 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!