VOTE — Best of Green:
Leading Green Companies
In the ever-widening stream of green industry, there are several companies who are doing the right thing by switching currents, but ultimately they are still just going with the flow. With this in mind, it is important to give the real credit to companies who initiated the green shift, who poked their heads above the water and took chances in the name of sustainability—companies like Whole Foods.
What has Whole Foods done to deserve this honor? How about receiving the EPA’s Green Power Leadership Award three years in a row, building the first ever LEED certified supermarket, offsetting 100% of their energy use with wind energy credits, and running green initiatives to get teens involved in the environment? Let’s not forget about their programs to transition to biodegradable packaging, biodiesel transportation, conservative plumbing, and donation days for environmental causes. Oh yeah, did we mention all of their foods are derived from organic agriculture?
It’s true, Whole Foods wasn’t always perfect, but their ability to identify and overcome their own weaknesses with responsible new policy is what has made them such a green success story. Click here for more information on Whole Foods, then go to our Best of Green ballot and vote for your favorite environmentally responsible company.