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Third Sun Solar makes the 2015 “Best for the Environment” list from B Corporation

4/14/2015

Third Sun Solar is proud to be part of a larger movement which is striving to redefine success in business so all companies compete to not only be the best in the world, but best for the world. Healthy profits don’t mean much without a healthy planet, and we run our business with that in mind. That’s why we’re proud to lead our fellow B Corps in working to improve the quality of life for our community as a 2015 Best for Environment honoree.

How are we Best for the Environment? We earned an environmental impact score in the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment, a comprehensive assessment of a company’s impact on workers, the community and the environment. That means every day, along with our fellow honorees, we help create a healthier planet by taking the lead in advancing renewable energy usage, reducing carbon footprints, and cutting our resource use and waste stream.

A B Corp since 2012, we’re leading a global movement to redefine success in business so one day all companies compete to be not only the best in the world, but best for the world. We join over 1,200 other companies committed to using business as a force for good. Check them all out at bcorporation.net.

Taking people and planet as seriously as our profits is at the heart of our company’s mission. That’s why we have done things like:

  • installed solar on our own offices to produce almost 70% of our company’s electricity through clean power;
  • conducted a waste audit to see how we could cut down on our waste products even further;
  • encouraged and assisted other businesses to take action to become B Corporations;
  • sell a clean energy product every day with the mission to accelerate the shift to clean energy.

We couldn’t do all this without the support of our customers, our employees and our community. These are people like you who believe in our mission—people who prove that doing good is also good for business. Thank you helping us to succeed where it truly matters. We are proud to be Best for the Environment.

Please check out our fellow honorees—along with those who are Best for the World, Best for Workers and Best for Communities,—and help us spread the word. And contact us if you want to learn more about how your business or your employer can become a B Corp.

Third Sun Solar Wins People & Planet Award

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.