Green Festival Corporate Innovators
Los Angeles 2013
Corporate Innovators are major corporations that are moving towards social and environmental responsibility. Corporations can participate only after passing a rigorous review process and demonstrating they have made significant social and environmental commitments and innovation in one or more areas of their business. At the Green Festivals these companies showcase their significant commitments to the innovations, and not their conventional lines of business. The purpose of the Corporate Innovator program is to recognize and encourage socially and environmentally responsible practices. Our hope is that by encouraging green innovations, they will become the norm for corporations everywhere.
BRIGHT GREEN(tm) is a line of highly effective home care products that gives you the same great clean as conventional brands but without harsh chemicals or extra waste. BRIGHT GREEN(tm) is simply better for you, your family and your home.
The Ford Community Green Grant encourages local non-profit organizations and community leaders to submit their sustainable, forward-thinking ideas to improve the environment or quality of life in their local community. These ideas will be reviewed by Ford Motor Company and the Green Festivals with the winner earning $5,000 to impact their community. No idea is too small or too big, but to be considered, and idea must be local, innovative and actionable. Before each Green Festival opening, a panel from Green festivals and Ford Motor company will select a group of finalists whose proposals will be presented in the Ford Pavilion at each Green Festival. Festival attendees will then be able to vote for their favorite project proposal. Votes will be tallied onsite, and the project proposal with the most votes will be announced as the Ford Community Green Grant winner on the final afternoon of the Green Festival.
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader with a 100+ year commitment to creating sustainable automobile solutions. The Ford electrification plan has tripled production capacity of electrified vehicles this year, delivering on its promise to give fuel-efficiency-minded customers the power of choice. The company now offers a lineup of five electrified vehicles including Ford Focus Electric, Ford Fusion Hybrid and Ford C-MAX Hybrid; plus two plug-in hybrids, Ford C-MAX Energi and Ford Fusion Energi. Making a total of 7 vehicle models that achieve an EPA-estimated 40mpg highway or better! Further, the Focus Electric is the first five-passenger battery electric vehicle to achieve a fuel-efficiency rating of 110 MPGe city, making it the most fuel-efficient compact car in America*.
* EPA-estimated 110 city/99 hwy/105 combined MPGe. MPGe is the equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.
O Organics has over 400 USDA certified organic products across virtually every aisle of the store. Found exclusively at Safeway, O Organics provides your family with healthy, safe and delicious organic food at affordable prices. O Organics products are produced without pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, GMO’s, added growth hormones or antibiotics.
Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas(r)) has delivered clean, safe, and affordable natural gas for more than 140 years. However, we do more than provide reliable energy: we believe treating Earth's resources with respect is critical. SoCalGas actively minimizes our impact on air and water quality, contributes to conservation agencies to protect sensitive habitats, and drives innovative energy efficiency projects. Also, we help businesses that produce organic waste repurpose it into a renewable fuel called biogas.
Our success depends on healthy, sustainable communities, so we seek to ensure that as we do business, natural resources are protected and environmental, social and economic needs are part of the work we do. We are finding new ways to minimize our energy consumption, address climate change and use renewable sources of energy. Our commitment focuses on three areas: encouraging stronger communities, accelerating a “greener” economy, and reducing the environmental impact of our operations. Since 2008, we’ve been building LLEED-certified stores, and are committed to finding new ways to minimize our energy consumption and use renewable sources of energy.