Call for Nominations: 2014 Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Awards

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Nominate your favorite triple-bottom line employer here for a 2014 Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Award.

Each year, Green Plus recognizes 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. 

Nominate your favorite triple-bottom line employer here by midnight, Oct. 1, 2014.


Categories include 

  • Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise of the Year (any size)
  • Green Plus Medium-Sized Employer (51–500 employees)
  • Green Plus Sustainable Small Business of the Year (fewer than 50 employees)
  • Green Plus Sole Proprietor / Home Based Business of the Year (1-2 employee/owners)
  • Green Plus Nonprofit
  • For – Benefit Corporation / Social Enterprise of the Year 
  • Green Plus Sustainability Innovator of the Year – an entrepreneur, scientist, or company who has developed a game-changing sustainability tool (any size)

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 selection committee between Oct. 15 and Oct. 30, 2014.

-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

The awards will take place Nov. 9 at Mez Contemporary Mexican Restaurant in Durham, NC.  It will be preceded by a brunch.  

Check out this cool video and photos from our previous awards.

About Green Plus

Green Plus is a business improvement program that helps smaller enterprises and their communities to become more sustainable, to foster a new generation of sustainability leaders, and to promote dialogues about the theory and practice of sustainability across cultures. Green Plus exists to educate, network, and reward small enterprises in their triple bottom line efforts. Green Plus 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.  In July 2014, Green Plus become a program of The Redwoods Group Foundation, a long-time partner and supporter, to help scale the Green Plus program up to reach more people with greater effectiveness.

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

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