Blue Summit Wealth Management Nominated For Green America People’s Choice Award
Green America People’s Choice Award – Award Qualifications
Green America members around the country nominated Blue Summit Wealth Management for their People’s Choice of Top 10 Green Business of the Year in 2009. The Top Ten nominees were announced in Green America’s e-newsletter to over 90,000 subscribers, launching a run-off vote that ended in September.
Businesses are screened and approved in order to be eligible for the People's Choice Award. The screening process involves a comprehensive review designed to ensure that only truly committed socially and environmentally responsible businesses are being promoted.
Businesses initiate the review process by completing a Listing Application. The information on this application, along with other information gathered by the screening team through research and interviews, is reviewed by Green America's Screening Team.
The Screening Committee, which is appointed by and reports to Green America's board of directors, investigates each applying company to determine its familiarity with and commitment to social and environmental responsibility, and looks for significant evidence of this commitment in the practices and policies of the company.
To qualify, companies' representatives must demonstrate that they:
Actively use their businesses as tools for positive social change;
Run "values-driven" enterprises that operate according to principles of social justice and environmental sustainability;
Are socially and environmentally responsible in the way they source, manufacture, and market their products and run their offices and factories; and
Are committed to developing and employing extraordinary practices that benefit workers, customers, communities, and the environment.
Past recipients of the People’s Choice Award include Mountain Rose Herbs, ReusableBags.com, and Ten Thousand Villages.