Green Industry Inductees 2016


Leaders in Green Industry Recognized for

Environmental Contributions

(Clovis, California, United States) – On March 9, 2016, businesses and leaders from across the world gathered in Clovis, California at the Buchanan Energy Academy and the Center for Advanced Research and Technology (CART) for the sixth annual International Green Industry Hall of Fame (IGIHOF) Conference and Induction Ceremony. Nine companies and three individuals were recognized for their excellence, innovation and pioneering work in the green industry.

IGIHOF acknowledges and congratulates the businesses inducted into the Hall:


Alpine Bank Finance

Beneficial State BankFinance

California Green Business NetworkBusiness

Castoro CellarsAgriculture

LittleFootprint LightingManufacturing

Singing Frogs FarmsAgriculture

Sustainability in PracticeAgriculture


IGIHOF also acknowledges and congratulates the individuals inducted into the Hall with Lifetime Achievement Awards:

Linda Smith-Zengen Individual Contributions

Michael Ben-EliIndividual Contributions

Tom BowmanIndividual Contributions


         When asked about this year’s inductees, IGIHOF President Tom Cotter expressed, “Our 2016 event featured inspiring green leaders from around the world. Some of these businesses have been quietly breaking new ground in their respective industries. It’s an honor to be a part of an independent organization that can come alongside these innovators to recognize their work and help them share their stories. By highlighting and rewarding these commitments to environmental responsibility and business efficiency, the International Green Industry Hall of Fame hopes to continue to spread the message of sustainability.” IGIHOF was founded in 2008 and has recognized 67 organizations and individuals. On an annual basis, IGIHOF opens nominations from the public for individuals or businesses that are working towards an environmentally sustainable future. IGIHOF is a open-­‐‑source, non-­‐‑profit organization dedicated to recognizing excellence in the green industry and providing an educational platform for the general public that is inclusive of students, our next generation of leaders. IGIHOF is 100% volunteer based with zero overhead, which allows a focus on recognition and education.