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 fall's People & Planet Awards. Finalists are expected to shine in their commitment to both social and environmental responsibility, and to make it easy for their customers to go vegan. 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, November 30.

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.)


Neuaura Neuaura Shoes »
New York, NY

Neuaura has combined a love for animals, nature, and shoes to produce ethical choices for consumers, so they never have to wear animal materials again. 

Vegan DistributionVegan Distribution »
Hayward, CA

Vegan Distribution serves the SF Bay Area providing vegan products to restaurants, juice shops, food trucks, hotels, caterers, and retailers, who share their vision of a cruelty-free and sustainable world.


Vegan StreetVegan Street »
Chicago, IL

Vegan Street builds vegan culture and community with new original essays, recipes, vegan living tips, book and product reviews, interviews with change-makers, and "Vegan Street Memes."


VeganizedVeganized Restaurant »
New Brunswick, NJ

With a 100-percent vegan and 95-percent organic menu, Veganized has a mission to show the world that vegan food is 100-percent delicious.

WildflowerWildflower Earthly Vegan Fare »
Millville, NJ

Ingredients are non-GMO, organic, and local when possible, and we compost, recycle, and utilize reclaimed materials in our fixtures.  "We make kick-ass food and we do it right." 


Alter EcoAlter Eco »
San Francisco, CA

As part of its organic and Fair Trade product line, Alter Eco offers vegan chocolate bars (with flavors including sea salt, almond, mint and twist, and more), rice, quinoa, and sugar.

Bhakti Chai Bhakti Chai »
Boulder, CO

Every bottle is blended with fresh-pressed organic ginger, fiery masala spices, organic black tea and either almond milk, toasted coconut milk, or organic soymilk.


Chickpea & OliveChickpea & Olive »
New York, NY

Comfort-food-style products made from organic vegan ingredients -- vegan buttermilk ranch dressing, beet-root burgers, house barbecue sauce for BBQ jackfruit sandwiches, and house pickles.

ION Restaurant »ION
Middletown, CT

ION is a small, mission-driven business, helping people eat more plant-based foods, while supporting local farmers, artisans, and even local tofu-makers.


Luna & Larry Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss »
Eugene, OR

Coconut Bliss is dedicated to achieving their vision of creating the highest quality, organic, non‐dairy ice cream on the planet, while cultivating positive and lasting relationships.



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