The Directory of Products and Services for People and Planet
AboutJoinGet ListedGreen Gifts
Search Again
Join Now
Cover: National Green Pages

Green America Seal of Approval for People and the Planet
Every business in the Green Pages™ is screened and approved by Green America. (learn more)

Our Member Screening Process

Green America Seal of Approval for People and the PlanetTo receive all the promotional benefits of Green America’s Green Business Network™—including a listing the National Green Pages™—new members must complete our Member Screening process, a comprehensive review process designed to ensure that we only promote truly committed socially and environmentally responsible businesses.

After joining the Green Business Network™, businesses initiate the review process by completing a Listing Application. The information on this application, along with other information gathered by our screening team through research and interviews, is reviewed by Green America's Screening Team.

The Screening Committee, which is appointed by and reports to Green America's board of directors, investigates each applying company to determine its familiarity with and commitment to social and environmental responsibility, and looks for significant evidence of this commitment in the practices and policies of the company.

To qualify to appear in the National Green Pages™ and carry the Seal of Approval, companies' representatives must demonstrate that they:

  • Actively use their businesses as tools for positive social change;
  • Run "values-driven" enterprises that operate according to principles of social justice and environmental sustainability;
  • Are socially and environmentally responsible in the way they source, manufacture, and market their products and run their offices and factories; and
  • Are committed to developing and employing extraordinary practices that benefit workers, customers, communities, and the environment.

The committee may either approve the company or ask the Screening Coordinator to gather additional information if questions or concerns remain. When the committee is satisfied that a company's profile is complete, a final decision is made to approve or reject the company for full membership.

If approved for full membership, your company will receive a listing in both the online version and the next print edition of the National Green Pages, the right to use our exclusive Green Business Seal of Approval, access to our many member benefits, and eligibility for advertising in our popular green consumer publications.

If your company is not approved for full membership, you may opt to terminate your membership and your membership dues will be refunded in full.

Join the Green Business Network™ now »

Visit our Business Membership site to: