B.I.G. Award Categories:
The B.I.G. Awards consist of seven categories including: Home, Health & Beauty, Style, Food, Fun, Everyday/Living and Next in Green. Nominees will be selected from the thousands of products, companies and services that make up Ideal Bite's database of expert tips.
The Next in Green category recognizes an individual doing extraordinary things in the community on behalf of a healthier planet. The Ideal Bite editorial staff will select the nominees and subscribers will get to vote for their favourite.
"People have responded to our theory of incremental environmentalism because we keep it real. We believe that small, everyday choices to go green can add up to big benefits. Ideal Bite's Best in Green Awards will recognize not only great, green companies, but those people who are doing big things in their local communities. It is all these things, working in conjunction, that ultimately make a big difference for our planet," says Heather Stephenson, co-founder of Ideal Bite.
Ideal Bite’s B.I.G. Award Requirements:
Eligibility guidelines for Ideal Bite’s B.I.G. Awards include the following requirements that must be adhered to by companies, products and/or services:
1. Environmentally responsible and sustainable
2. High quality, durable and long-lasting
3. Local, organic, and non-synthetic
4. Reasonably priced
5. Aesthetically pleasing (including minimal packaging)
6. Socially responsible (fair-trade sourcing, charitable, not tested on animals)
7. Made in North America
8. Not marketed using greenwashing techniques
Keep your eyes out in November for the Winners! Get to their website to nominate green innovators.
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