The mission of The Daily Green is to help "going green" go mainstream, and each year our Heart of Green Awards recognize those who are furthering the cause of bringing "real green to real people."
With the 2011 Heart of Green Awards, we're also handing over the reins to you, the audience. We've identified noteworthy people, organizations, places, brands and companies in 18 categories, from sustainable fashion and natural beauty products, to the greenest colleges and greenest celebrities and of course, our local heroes, nominated by our audience over the last several weeks. Each nominee is not only a leader in taking green to the mainstream, but has made significant contributions or hit significant milestones in the last year. If you're new to green, let our nominees be your guide; if you're a sustainability expert and you see something we've missed, tell us. Either way, vote by navigating through each category in the awards using the list to the left.
Voting took place from Feb. 21 to March 27, and more than 20,000 votes were cast. Meet the winners!