Green Festival Corporate Innovators
New York 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.
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.