Saturday, November 1, 2014

Green America People and Planet Award

by Tracy Zhu, owner

A couple of weeks ago I got one of those "you have been nominated for an award" emails that fell into my mental category of "maybe spam, maybe not, will look at later." After a few days, I received a friendly follow-up email asking if I was in, and I realized this actually was the real deal. An employee had nominated us, (without my knowledge -  love those proactive employees!) for a People and Planet Award presented by Green America. We somehow made it to the top ten and now the public will vote. If we win, all of the $5000 prize will be shared among the employees - and we have very few employees, so this will make a difference to them. Even if we don't win, we're grateful for the exposure. If you have the time and the inclination, vote for us! Voting will run through November, with the winner announced December 1st. Two of our key suppliers, Canaan Fair Trade and Mata Traders, are also finalists, which is very cool.