Green Festival Announces New Awards

Taking one more step toward inspiring and empowering consumers, businesses and communities to work green, play green and live green, Green Festivals, Inc. is proud to announce the following awards, which will be given away at all of the five 2014 Green Festival events in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco:

  • The Green Festival Brand Award – Awarded to leading innovators in sustainable business whose products and services are transforming the lives of consumers, the Brand Award will honor Green Festival exhibitors that are making a significant impact on the lives of consumers and the planet.
  • The Green Festival Community Award – This award will provide a $5000 grant to a deserving regional non-profit for its sustainability-focused project aimed at improving the local community.
  • The Super Green Shopper Prize – In addition, consumers at events in each city who vote for their favorite green brands will be eligible for the chance to win the Super Green Shopper Prize, a gift basket of premium green products donated by exhibitors at Green Festival.

Green Festival exhibitors are nominated to win the Green Festival Brand Award and can receive votes from the public on the beginning March 27 in New York City, and April 28 in Washington DC. The top five companies that receive the most votes at each festival will be finalists to win the Green Festival Brand Award. A panel of green experts will vote for the brand which represents the best in sustainability and innovation in the green marketplace.

The Green Festival Community Award will be crowd-sourced. The general public and attendees will be invited to vote for the winner online during the week prior to Green Festival New York, and attendees will be able to vote for the winner onsite during the festival. The combined votes will be tallied and a $5,000 grant will be awarded to the deserving local non-profit.

The winners of both awards will be announced jointly at Green Festival New York on Sunday, April 27th. The Super Shopper Prize will be announced online and through Facebook and Twitter.

Learn about the Brand and Community Awards, and the Super Green Shopper Prize at greenfestivals.org/awards.