Non-profit & Educational Institutions

Non-profit & Educational Institutions | Credit: Clay Banks on Unsplash

Includes advocacy organizations; summer camps; industry associations; schools

Community Development Credit Unions are included under Banks and Credit Unions, but this standard does include Camps. Green America does not certify religious organizations and professional associations.

Unlike other standards that are prescriptive, this one mainly seeks to ensure that the organization runs a green office and that its policies and mission do not conflict with ours.

Restored & Protected Environment

  • Operates a green office and facility

Social & Economic Justice

  • Includes social justice in how it carries out its work if not clearly stated in its mission. E.g., serves fair trade coffee, pays living wage to all staff, posts progressive policies on all social issues
  • Mission does not conflict Green Americas or any of its programs or policies