Deadline Extended! Apply by December 11 for the Growing Green Awards!

After learning that the Huffington Post was writing a story about the Growing Green Awards, we decided to extend the deadline so any of you finding out about the award for the first time could still apply.  All deadline-challenged sustainable food leaders now have another week to get nominations in.

Why bother to apply?  For starters, the Natural Resources Defense Council is offering a $10,000 cash prize in the producer category. We like other food businesses too, but growers and producers merit special recognition because they are the most critical part of our food system.

Plus, NRDC is committed to celebrating all the Growing Green Award winners in public. That means we’ll be actively promoting the winners and their innovative work to the media, our members and through NRDC’s networks. No promises, but we’ll certainly at least ask the Huffington Post to cover the winners too.

Growing Green Awards will be given in four categories this year, including: Producer, Business Leader, Thought Leader and Water Steward.  The nomination process is easy.  We ask for a short statement of qualifications and then let you attach any documents that support the nomination so you can use whatever is convenient.  Visit the Growing Green Awards on-line for the click-by-click instructions.

Show your appreciation for the growers, business leaders and innovators who are shaping the future of food. Nominate yourself or your favorite sustainable food leader by Friday, December 11!