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 to helping their customers with their green do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. Each name below links to a full business bio explaining the company’s sustainability commitment. Please cast your votes for your three favorites by 6PM EST on Monday, February 29.

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.)


Lotech Lotech Products »
Tucson, AZ

Lotech Products is a cottage industry manufacturing company that makes two compost aerating tools for home and community composters

MaryMary's Wholesome Living »
Chicago, IL

Mary’s Wholesome Living is dedicated to teaching everyday folks the lost arts of canning, fermentation, preserving, pickling, baking and pressure cooking. You can can!


Milk PaintThe Real Milk Paint Company»
Hohenwald, TN

Real Milk Paint is committed to making the safest paints in the industr -- so safe that disposing of unused paint in your garden is recommended. It will nourish the soil!


RewallThe ReWall Company »
Des Moines, IA

ReWall produces 100-percent-recycled composite panels from milk and juice cartons and their components, all manufactured in Des Moines using regionally collected raw materials.

Utah BiodieselUtah Biodiesel Supply »
Clinton, UT

An industry leader in empowering customers to produce their own biodiesel, Utah Biodiesel offers free online instructional videos on how to get started making this great renewable fuel.


Colorado YurtColorado Yurt Company »
Montrose, CO

Colorado Yurt Company hand-crafts customized yurts, tipis, and tents in their environmentally friendly design shop powered by solar and wind.

Fiberactive Fiberactive Organics »
Apex, NC

Fiberactive Organics is a distributor of organic cotton sewing thread. They hand-dye their organic cotton embroidery floss, ribbon, and braid and supply hand-spinners with NC-grown organic cotton. 


Garden TowerGarden Tower Project »
Bloomington, IN

In an era of industrial farming that strips food of nutrients essential for health, the Garden Tower empowers people to take control of their own food security.


The Hub Bike Co-op »Hub
Minneapolis, MN

The Hub is a full-service, worker-owned cooperative committed to making cycling accessible for everyone, offering a wide range of classes, community events, and social justice services.



Landscape Landscape Integrity Films & Education »
Sierra Madre, CA

LIFE's films help Californians understand the importance of native-plant landscaping and how to do it.


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