Voting Time: Top Ten Nominees for Green Business of the Year.

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From Co-op America (one of my favorite sites), below are the top ten most popular green business nominations for 2008. See what green consumers are saying about the businesses, check out their Web sites, and then vote for your favorite before October 9.

1. Alter Eco
San Francisco, CA |
“They are 100 percent committed to Fair Trade, and use responsible practices throughout their company, like employing disabled workers to package products, and running a green office.”
–Carlota O., Dallas, TX

2. Babyworks
Portland, OR |
“They provide a wonderful assortment of cloth diapers and organic baby clothes. They also have wonderful toys that are not made of plastic, not to mention the fantastic service that you recieve from them.”
–Mari W., Vancouver, WA

3. Frontier Natural Products Co-op
Norway, IA |
“They are a cooperative committed to helping the planet and its people through renewable energy, carbon neutral shipping of their organic products, and their commitment to educating their custormers and the public through their Tall Grass Prairie Project.”
–Carol M., Sioux Falls, SD

4. Gaiam, Inc.
Boulder, CO |
“This company offers responsible choices in many areas– from cleaning products to linens to solar and wind power systems. Even their own green buildings promote responsibility to our earth.”
–Ellen R., Wilmington, DE

5. Kate’s Caring Gifts
Fremont, CA |
“Kate, who owns the business, is one of the most sincere and selfless people I know. She gives so much more to the community with little thought of gain to herself. I truly respect her and what she is accomplishing with her green business!”
–Lin-Lin O., San Jose, CA

6. Mountain Rose Herbs
Eugene, OR |
“All herbs are organic or ethically wildcrafted, they support students with a 10 percent discount, their products hold to the highest standard, and their customer service is amazing!”
–Julie C., Madison, WI

7. Mountains of the Moon
Chicago, IL |
“Not only do they provide eco-friendly and organic hemp clothing, but it’s sophisticated and wearable in the real world! I get so many compliments from non-green people, and that opens up the conversation on the benefits of going green!”
–Druanne M., Elkins Park, PA

8. Pizza Fusion
Fort Lauderdale, FL |
“They practice what they preach! As he first franchise restaurant to be totally green, they cook organic, recycle, and drive hybrids to deliver. Their slogan, ‘saving the world one pizza at a time,’ is right on the money.”
–Lisa N., Thompson Station, TN

9. We Add Up
Mentor, OH |
“We Add Up has continued to support the green rebuilding in New Orleans, and promotes education on the everyday things that we can all do to turn the tide on climate change. Tthey are social greentrepreneurs with heart!.”
–Cristal W., Slidell, LA

10. West Paw Design
Bozeman, MT |
“Great and innovative dog products using recycled/reclaimed materials. All products show great durability and design and they are made in the US with fair labor practices.”
–Beth F., Indianapolis, IN

Head on over to the Co-op America People’s Choice voting page to cast your vote for the Green Business of the Year!

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