Green America Voters Select Solar Firm From Among 100+ Nominees
ATHENS, OHIO—Green America, a national advocacy group for sustainable practices that is based in Washington DC, today announced the three winners of their Summer 2012 People and Planet Award. Among the winners is Third Sun Solar, a solar electric design/install firm based in southeast Ohio. The other two winning firms are located in Maryland and South Carolina.
Michelle Greenfield, CEO of Third Sun Solar, stated that the award will help her business take new green steps in their offices and community. “With our award money, we will soon be establishing our new office composting system and teaching the other businesses in our building how to compost with us,” said Michelle. “We will be reducing our company’s carbon footprint by doing an energy-efficiency lighting retrofit, and we will be installing some solar power with our local Habitat for Humanity chapter. Thank you to all those who voted for us, for making these opportunities possible!”
Green America is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1982. Its mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. The organization publishes a magazine, Green American, as well as The National Green Pages. They also coordinate the Green Business Network, in which Third Sun Solar is a member.
Green America’s People & Planet Awards are awarded quarterly; nominated organizations are first narrowed down to a top-ten list, then put to a popular vote, with the top three vote getters winning the award. Past winners have included Aveda, the Calvert Foundation, Clif Bar, Green Kid Crafts, Honest Tea, Organic Valley, and Seventh Generation. See www.greenamerica.org for more about this organization.