The public voting period now is open for the 10 finalists of the fourth Green America “People & Planet” award, which recognizes America’s best green small businesses. Each of three winners will receive $5,000. Voting ends on May 31.

The quarterly “People & Planet Awards” recognize innovative entrepreneurial U.S. businesses that integrate environmental and social considerations into their strategies and operations. This round of the awards focuses on businesses that have overall green practices and are committed to a sustainable food system. The winner will be announced in early June.

The 10 final contenders for this round of People & Planet Awards are: Alter Eco, San Francisco; Archi’s Acres, Escondido, Calif.; Blue Ridge Produce, Elkwood, Va.; The Chile Woman, Bloomington, Ind.; CleanFish, San Francisco; Flying J Farm, Johnstown, Ohio; Frankferd Farms Foods, Saxonburg, Pa.; Green City Growers, Somerville, Mass.; in.gredients, Austin, Tex.; and Love & Carrots, Washington, DC.

Future rounds of the quarterly small business awards from Green America will focus on workplace innovations and other sustainability practices. Green America provides the economic strategies, organizing power and practical tools for businesses and individuals to solve social and environmental problems.

Voting Open for Green America ‘People & Planet’ Award to Recognize Small Businesses
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