Major multinationals among finalists of green company contest


British Airways, Coca Cola, Ikea, Verizon, Wal-mart and Whole Foods among the finalists for Green Choice Awards A popular healthy lifestyle magazine is set to honor the top green companies of 2008 in its May 2009 issue.

The Natural Health Green Choice Awards will celebrate multinational companies which have implemented significant green initiatives and have served as an inspiration to their peers.

The contest asked candidates to submit information about their company’s alternative energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, water use, recycling, carbon footprint and LEED certifications. The 25 finalists include companies such as British Airways, Coca Cola, Ikea, Verizon, Wal-mart and Whole Foods.

The awards will be presented to ten winners by actor and environmental activist Ed Begley, Jr., during a cocktail reception at Tavern on the Green in New York City on May 5, 2009.

The magazine’s editor-in-chief Mary Bolster expressed her excitement with Begley’s participation by saying that "[he] has been the embodiment of green living and green ideas for the past 38 years and as the owner of Begley’s Best, a line of non-toxic household cleaners, [and therefore] he’s the perfect person to help us choose the best green companies of 2008."

Natural Health was founded in 1971 and covers a wide range of topics including fitness, health, wellness, beauty, travel, style and home.

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