The time has come to make a CHOICE. For the economy, future generations and for the sake of nature!
We must decide who will reign the title of the 2009, Green America People’s Choice Award!
“The People’s Choice Award is a celebration of the leaders of the green economy, and a challenge to corporate America to follow their path.”
In order to get nominated these businesses must pass Green America’s screening process. Green America only chooses businesses that are socially and environmentally responsible.
So, without further ado;
Meet the Top 10 Nominees…
(Listed in alphabetical order.)
1. Blue Summit Financial Group
San Diego, CA | www.bluesummitinvestment.com
“Blue Summit has been a leader in socially responsible investing since the early 90’s (helping our investments change the face of corporate America), and the President/Founder of the company really walks the talk! She bicycles to work, practices a green lifestyle, is very active in her community, and leads by example.”
–Hollis J., Erie, PA
Redwood City, CA | www.care2.com
“Care2 has been reaching out to the global community for over 10 years to make a difference. They’re a tremendous outlet for raising awareness, creating solutions starting at the personal level, and providing a network for communication among so many that care. Fun, too!”
–Denise D., Brentwood, TN
3. Golden Path Alchemy
Los Angeles, CA | goldenpathalchemy.com
“Golden Path’s incredibly nice, eco-friendly, handmade products are sourced locally and made with an individual’s overall health, beauty, and worldwide environmental impacts in mind. The owners studied Chinese medicine and produce bodycare products so healthy you could eat them.”
–Polly C., Dallas, TX
4. Grounds for Change
Poulsbo, WA | www.groundsforchange.com
“Fair trade, shade grown, organic, and produced with zero carbon emissions — and that’s just the amazing coffee they sell me! They run the business properly too with recycling and composting and support for lsocial and environmental organizations. I’m proud to support them!”
–Genenia G., Hilliard, OH
5. Hazelnut Kids
Traverse City, MI | www.hazelnutkids.com
“Hazelnut kids sells safe, responsible, all-natural, educational toys that will last for generations, not plastic toys that will end up in the landfill in a few years once the “fad” is over. They reuse their shipping materials, and they do not send out catalogs.”
–Brandy D., Newberry, MI
6. Lunapads International
Vancouver, BC | www.lunapads.com
“Lunapads is a small business, owned by women, that sells reusable (thus eco-friendly) feminine products: cloth pads, underwear, the Diva Cup, and more! Their products help keep waste out of landfills and promote a positive message about women’s bodies.”
–Allison M., Fort Collins, CO
Chicago, IL | www.reusablebags.com
“There is no better place to find the information and products that help me consume less, and completely eliminate the need for use-and-toss consumption!”
–Jenny B., Menlo Park, CA
8. Stay Vocal
Norwell, MA | www.stayvocal.com
“Stay Vocal has taken the concept of reuse to a new, very hip, very accessible, very intentional level. The owner walks the walk he talks and inspires his consumers to rethink the very concept of consumption.”
–Hanaa R., Washington, DC
9. To-go Ware
Berkeley, CA | www.to-goware.com
“They support the changing of habits that will lead to more sustainable living, by encouraging people to make their own food and bring it around with them in reusable containers (which also look very cool).”
–Kristen J., Troy, NY
Los Angeles, CA | www.usedcardboardboxes.com
“This company is providing a fast, easy way to help individuals remove boxes from their homes or businesses. They are saving the trees, one box at a time. A very useful service for those needing to get rid of boxes as well as those needing boxes.”
–E. C., Reno, NV
In my opinion, the top ten businesses; all deserve four green stars!
Vote today for the 2009, Green Business of the Year!
Winner will be announced this November at the San Francisco Green Festival.
Who will you VOTE for?
[This post was written by Leslie Quigley.]
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