Raleigh City Farm Wins “People And Planet” Green Business Contest
$5,000 Prize Awarded to Three Companies in Alaska, California, and North Carolina
September 19, 2012
Green America announced today that Raleigh City Farm is among three national winners of its first “People & Planet” award, which recognizes America’s best green, small businesses. Each of three winners will receive $5,000. The other winners are: Sonoma Compost Company of Sonoma, California and Green Kid Crafts of Anchorage, Alaska.
Green America’s “People & Planet Awards” recognize innovative entrepreneurial U.S. businesses that deeply integrate environmental and social considerations into their strategies and operations. The first round of the Awards focused on green businesses that also are active in serving their communities.
Josh Whiton of the Raleigh City Farm said: “We’re really pleased that so many people supported us in winning this award. The proceeds will go a long way toward bolstering our operations as we continue to explore the power of urban farming for improving city life.”
Raleigh City Farm was among approximately 250 small businesses around the country vying for the award. The top ten contestants were chosen by an expert panel of judges. The public, who participated in a month-long open voting period online at Green America’s website, then chose the final winners.