Day 280 – The mission of Grow Ensemble is to make sustainability and better-for-the-world business practices the norm for both individuals and businesses. They spread awareness of social and environmental issues we face, highlighting the companies and organizations providing solutions to these issues, and inviting the community to engage with these solutions daily. They exist to encourage all of us to take actions every day to ensure a life of dignity for all people, protect the planet that sustains us, and support those who make sustainable living possible. They are also a member of 1% for the Planet.
Grow Ensemble has come out with the list of the 10 Most Environmentally Friendly and Sustainable Companies. However, before we get to the list, lets look at what make a company environmentally friendly and sustainable.
Here’s how Grow Ensemble defines an environmentally friendly company:
“For companies that we consider eco-friendly, sustainability is central every step of the way: from transparent and ethical sourcing of raw materials, to environmentally-friendly practices in manufacturing, to packaging and shipping, to diverting landfill waste at the end of their product’s life.
Eco-friendly companies go beyond their products in their fight against climate change. They each continue the fight in their own unique way as well. They take action to preserve the planet through environmental policy advocacy, promoting environmental awareness and local participation in conservation efforts, partnering with other movements and organizations and more!” – Grow Ensemble
Many of the companies listed have been highlighted in previous posts.
- Patagonia – Outdoor clothing company
- Seventh Generation – The paper, personal care, and cleaning product company
- A Good Company – Everyday products
- New Belgium Brewing – Craft Brewery
- Pela – Phone cases
- Dr. Bronner’s -Organic soaps and personal care products
- Preserve – toothbrushes, razors, plastic tableware and more
- Numi Organic Tea – Organic tea
- Rogue Creamery – Organic cheeses
- West Paw – Pet toys
Finding an environmentally friendly company is becoming easier and easier. However, don’t fall for companies with false claims of being “green” and sustainable. Make sure you do a little homework. A great place to start, when finding companies that are putting the planet before profits is the B-Corporation directory.
Vote with your dollars!
Tomorrow, making sense of the recent Illinois’ environmental legislation.