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 ten finalists for this winter's People & Planet Awards. Finalists are expected to shine in their commitment to both social and environmental responsibility, and demonstrate excellence in advancing clean energy. 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, March 2.

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. )


Organic TransitOrganic Transit »
Durham, NC

Organic Transit designs, builds, and distributes a zero-emission, solar-pedal vehicle than can avoid 6 tons of CO2 per year when replacing a car.

Rain CatchersRain Catchers »
Kernersville, NC

Rain Catchers is directly addressing water, food insecurity, and climate change. Clean water and energy systems that harvest the elements and create self-sustaining solutions.

Rain CatchersSkyBar »
Tucson, AZ

In 2010, Sky Bar became the only solar-powered bar on planet Earth, sharing its 300 solar panels with sister restaurant Brooklyn Pizza Company.


Sunlight Solar Systems »
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunlight Solar Systems is a locally owned solar contractor in Utah that has installed more than 250 residential, commercial, and industrial projects since 2008. 
Technicians for Sustainability »
Tucson, AZ
Technicians for Sustainability is a locally owned mission-driven solar contractor that has installed over 9 megawatts of solar in Southern Arizona since 2003.
Clean Power PerksClean Power Perks »
Boston, MA

Women-owned Clean Power Perks guides customers toward clean energy options and rewards them with perks from businesses that also use clean energy.

Ethical ElectricEthical Electric »
Washington, DC

Ethical Electric ensures that all the electricity your home pulls from the power grid will be replenished with renewable energy like wind and solar. 

EnvisionEnvision Solar »
San Diego, CA

Envision Solar creates electric-vehicle chargers, like the EV ARC™ (transportable solar charger), and Solar Tree® structures that transform parking lots into solar power plants.

Envision Maple Hill Farm Inn & Conference Center »
Hallowell, ME

Maple Hill Farm Inn runs on solar and wind power, heats with a sustainable wood-pellet boiler, uses LED lighting, and is planning an EV-charging station.

NativeEnergy »
Burlington, VT
NativeEnergy creates opportunities for businesses and individuals to invest in new clean energy in the US and clean water in developing countries.

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