We are so thrilled to announce that Green America has selected Planted Table as the winner of the 2019 People & Planet Award.
The award by the national nonprofit Green America honors exemplary commitment to a green economy. Green America’s People & Planet Award celebrates socially and environmentally responsible small businesses. Planted Table was named “Best of the Green Economy.”
“For over a decade, the People & Planet Award has told the story of small green businesses in a powerful way – highlighting their innovation and deep commitment to people and the planet. Award winners have proven that business can be a force for social justice and environmental sustainability,” said Fran Teplitz, Green America’s executive co-director. “The award has also injected over $300,000 into the small, green business sector, helping local businesses take their next green steps.”
- Planted Table (San Francisco Bay Area, CA). https://plantedtable.com/. Planted Table was launched by two sisters who wanted to make a heart-healthy, organic plant-based diet more accessible to everyone. Planted Table is a vegan company that avoids wastefulness by using glass containers. By doing this, they have saved over 100,000 plastic containers from filling landfills and customers say Planted Table helps to greatly reduce their household waste. Planted Table also works with local farms for their organic produce.
“Winning this award is a game changer for our business. It gives us some much-needed funds to invest in upgrading our kitchen equipment and allows us to purchase new, reusable glass containers, which will allow us to take on more meal plan members. Being able to offer our plant-based, sustainable meal delivery service to more people is a win for everyone. Thank you so much!” said Executive Chef and Co-Founder Lauren Mahlke and Co-Founder Megan Scott of Planted Table.
The People & Planet Award recognizes innovative U.S. small businesses that integrate environmental and social considerations into their strategies and operations. The winners were selected by the public during a month-long online voting period. The award has been made possible through a generous supporter, and 2019 marks the planned conclusion of the program.
The businesses that the public vote on are determined by public nominations and an expert panel of judges: Justin Conway, Calvert Impact Capital; Tess O’Brien, Clean Power Perks, Erlene Howard, Collective Resource, Inc., Dale Luckwitz, Happsy.com; Martin Wolf, Seventh Generation; and Beth Porter, Scott Kitson and Fran Teplitz of Green America.