Green Business Award Nominations Deadline Extended to February 17

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Green Plus recognizes smaller enterprises for their excellence in green and sustainable practices each year. 

Each year, we recognize outstanding small and medium-sized employers from around the U.S. for their leadership in sustainable enterprise — combining cutting edge business, environmental, employee and community practices.  Check out the video from our 2011 Green Plus Awards here.

Nominate your favorite triple-bottom line employer here by midnight, February 17, 2012. 

Categories include 

  • Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise of the Year (any size)
  • Green Plus Medium-Sized Employer
  • Green Plus Sustainable Small Business of the Year
  • Green Plus Sole Proprietor / Home Based Business of the Year
  • Green Plus Non – Profit
  • For – Benefit Corporation / Social Enterprise of the Year 

Nomination Guidelines
The Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Awards are not only about ‘green’ (environmental) programs — they are an effort to recognize and encourage a balanced approach to community engagement, environmental stewardship, and good business management generally. We seek to promote traditional organizations engaging in extraordinary practices while raising awareness around the importance of sustainability in their communities. 

Award nominees can expect be notified by the Institute selection committee between February 29th and March 15th.

Rules
-Any smaller enterprise (an organization of under 500 employees) in the United States or Canada may be nominated for a Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Award. 
-There is no fee to be nominated.
-There is no required membership in any organization to be nominated. 
-Winners of juried Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Awards may not win a juried award two years in a row. 
-Nominees may not be related to or have an existing business relationship with staff or board members of the Institute for Sustainable Development

About the Institute
The Institute for Sustainable Development is a non-profit organization that helps smaller enterprises and their communities to become more sustainable, foster a new generation of sustainability leaders, and to promote dialogues about the theory and practice of sustainability across cultures. Green Plus, the Institute’s flagship program, exists to educate, network, and reward small enterprises in their triple bottom line efforts. Through Green Plus, the Institute strives to help smaller enterprises learn from one another as well as from experts and specifically seeks to celebrate enterprises that are trailblazers — innovating sustainable practices that one might not associate with a given business sector.  

Visit this link to learn about past Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Award winners.

The Institute for Sustainable Development / Green Plus

www.gogreenplus.org 

 

 

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