Green jobs are a reality, and now is the time to honor the innovative companies that are creating them.
2011 Green Jobs Award Winners
On November 10 in New York, we celebrated the 2011 Green Jobs Award winning companies from across the country. These stellar firms are contributing to the environment and the economy and are leaders in green job creation. Together the winners employ more than 2,500 individuals and their annual revenues range from $3 million to more than $25 million. Jonathan Greenblatt, the new Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation provided the keynote at the Award Reception. Click here for the 2011 Green Jobs Award Reception Program and here for the 2011 Green Jobs Awardees Press Release.
The 2011 Green Jobs Award honorees are: Better World Books, Pacific Biodiesel, Power Partners, Inc., Sacred Power Corporation, SolarCity, Sungevity, and The Taylor Companies. These firms represent diverse industries – from traditional industry innovators, to renewable energy and energy efficiency, to consumer products. Together the companies employ more than 2,500 people and their aggregate revenue exceeds $150 million. Read more about the 2011 winners here >>
Winners received recognition, media exposure, executive mentorship opportunities, as well as a package of pro bono business services provided by Certified B Corporations. Winners also received an expense paid trip to the Award Reception on November 10, 2011. Winners are featured in Sustainable Industries’ TrendWatch microsite.
The Green Jobs Award Program
The Green Jobs Award program celebrates businesses that are making valuable contributions to both the economy and the environment. Private companies based in the US with at least $500,000 in revenue and 10 employees, and with a business model that preserves or enhances environmental quality are eligible. Applicants are judged on their environmental contribution, quality of their jobs and benefits, the diversity of employment opportunities, and their level of community engagement. Check back in late spring 2012 to find out more details on the Green Jobs Award program.
2011 Green Jobs Award Organizer
The 2011 Green Jobs Award program was produced by SJF Institute. The SJF Institute connects, inspires and accelerates sustainable entrepreneurs and the fields that support them.
Green Jobs Award winners will receive pro bono business services from Certified B Corporations.
2011 Green Jobs Award Service Partners
Green Business Network
Green Chamber of the South
Green For All
Green Jobs Network
Social Venture Network
U.S. Department of Labor’s Green Jobs Community of Practice