SOMERVILLE, Mass., Sept. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night, Green City Growers (GCG), the premier urban farming company in the northeast, was honored by B the Change Media as Best for the Environment at the Best for the World Celebration & Awards Ceremony at the University of California Berkeley, demonstrating the impact that mission-driven for-profit businesses hold in addressing urgent social and environmental issues.
B Corporations are evaluated annually through the B Impact Assessment, which measures a company's impact on the environment, as well as its workers, community, and customers. The Best for the Environment honor acknowledges that GCG's products and services are designed, in part, to address the negative environmental effects of conventional agriculture.
"The companies we are honoring as the best for the world represent the cutting edge of a global movement using business as a force for good. We are inspired by them, and feel deeply honored to join them in this historic and ground-breaking celebration," said Bryan Welch, CEO of B the Change Media.
"This award represents a significant milestone for GCG. We are humbled by this international recognition alongside such an impressive array of more than 1,800 B Corps" says Jessie Banhazl, CEO and Founder of GCG. "As we continue our dramatic growth, we are excited to prove the impact social mission-driven companies hold in enabling traditional businesses to respond to consumer demand for environmentally responsible and sustainable practices."
Green City Growers: Green City Growers (GCG) is the Northeast's premier urban farming business, specializing in the installation and maintenance of raised bed gardens, rooftop farms and indoor growing systems. GCG transforms unused space into thriving urban farms, providing immediate access to nutritious produce while revitalizing city landscapes and inspiring self-sufficiency through garden education programs. GCG's clients include Whole Foods Market, Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, athenahealth, Boston Properties, and Fenway Farms at Fenway Park. Green City Growers was founded in 2008.
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