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 eight finalists for this fall's People & Planet Awards. Finalists are expected to represent an overall green way of doing business, shine in their commitment to both social and environmental responsibility, and demonstrate excellence in worker empowerment. Each name below links to a full business bio explaining company's commitment to sustainability and to workers. Please cast your votes for your three favorites by 8PM EDT on Monday, December 1.

Only 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 at left and click "Submit Votes" below to cast your votes. )

 

Ojoba Collective »
Portland, OR
Ojoba Collective  is a Fair Trade company working directly with women's cooperatives in Ghana to produce shea butter and other plant-derived natural body care ingredients.
Real Pickles »
Greenfield, MA
Real Pickles is a small, participatory,
living-wage, worker-owned cooperative
producing fermented pickle products that are raw, vinegar-free, 100-percent organic and locally grown.
Re-Play »
Winter Park, FL
Re-Play is a family-owned US
manufacturer of recycled tableware made from the more than 5.3 million milk jugs the company has saved from the landfill
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Tango Zulu »
Port Gamble, WA
This small retail company specializes
in Fair Trade African baskets and
sustainable (recycled and all-natural)
artisan products, fairly traded or locally
made in the Pacific Northwest.

Bright AgrotechBright Agrotech »
Laramie, WY
Bright Agrotech empowers people to grow their own food in little space, and at low cost. Workers receive a weekly share of the company CSA.
Bright AgrotechCanaan Fair Trade »
Madison, WI
To help struggling farmers, Canaan built a processing plant in Jenin, and works with Palestinian cooperatives to process, package, and finish their organic olive oil.
Great BasinGreat Basin Food Co-op »
Reno, NV
This community-owned grocery store works to support all aspects of local food production: growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, transporting, marketing, consumption, and disposal.
Bright Agrotech Mata Traders »
Chicago, IL
Mata Traders' apparel and accessories are handmade by women’s cooperatives and artisan groups in India and Nepal that pay fair wages and provide safe working conditions.

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