Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 -- Practically Green, the engagement platform for sustainability and responsibility programs, today announced they have received Top Product of the Year Award in the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards. Practically Green helps companies engage people in sustainability and responsibility initiatives with persuasive technology that builds awareness, drives behavior change and measures results. Judges called Practically Green’s platform a “very interesting product that makes good use of information technology to promote sustainability” and “a potentially powerful tool.”
Founded in 2010, Practically Green’s mobile and web platforms empower people to take positive actions at work, at home and in their community. Leading global corporations, including Unilever, MGM Resorts International, NBC Universal and eBay, are leveraging the company’s fully customizable platform to power sustainability engagement programs for their employees and other key stakeholders. Practically Green pairs expert content with proven social and game mechanics to make embracing new behaviors simpler, faster and more fun.
“Environmental Leader is a beacon in the green business and corporate sustainability space, and we’re thrilled and humbled to receive their highest honor,” said Susan Hunt Stevens, CEO of Practically Green. “This has been a banner year for Practically Green, and sustainability and responsibility programs in general, and this prestigious award continues to validate our mission and approach.”
The Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards is a program recognizing excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits, or in projects implemented by companies that improved environmental or energy management and increased the bottom line.
With today’s crowded playing field, energy and sustainability professionals have a notoriously difficult time knowing what products to choose to help their companies increase energy, environmental and sustainability performance. The Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards give companies a solid base of products, vetted by experts, from which to choose.
One judge said of Practically Green: “Practically Green offers an interactive, employee facing solution for engagement and capturing sustainability related information via a ‘gamification’ format. This encourages a much higher level of employee engagement, which is vital to sustainability initiative success.”
Scores were determined by a panel of independent judges headed by Matthew Littlefield of LNS Research and also including judges from companies including Anheuser Busch InBev, Arrow Electronics, Autodesk, Citigroup Inc., Con Agra Foods, Environmental & Operational Risk Management, GlaxoSmithKline, ISS Facility Services, Microsoft, Owens Corning, Power Advocate, Puma, Sam’s Club, Sustainability and Risk Management Reputation Limited, Trupoint Advisers, the University of California Berkeley, Williams Creek Consulting, and YES Bank.
“The caliber of the entries this year was even more impressive than last year, and showed the excitement and innovation taking place in the industry today,” says Paul Nastu, publisher of Environmental Leader. “There was tough competition for those that entered, and the products that were awarded Top Product or Project of the Year are those that the judges say have viable attributes that set them apart from others in the field.”
The Product of the Year Award is the latest in a series of achievements. Practically Green recently announced the close of their Series A round of funding, key hires, and launched a partnership with Sony Pictures a Greener World powering the Eco Spidey Game. Eco Spidey is a fun and engaging initiative involving sharing photos and videos of environmentally friendly actions for the partnership between Earth Hour and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Companies interested in learning more about Practically Green can visit http://www.practicallygreen.com.
About Practically Green
Practically Green is the leading technology provider of sustainability engagement programs to global companies. A pioneer in persuasive technology, Practically Green’s innovative use of social and game mechanics to inspire employees and customers to make real-life, measurable changes has led to awards from Wired, MITX, and Fortune Brainstorm Green. The company is based in Boston.
About Environmental Leader
Since 2006, Environmental Leader's website and daily email newsletter have provided the definitive and objective voice in reporting on business-related energy, environmental, and sustainability issues, while Energy Manager Today is the leading daily trade publication keeping corporate executives informed about energy management news. For more information, visit http://www.environmentalleader.com or http://www.energymanagertoday.com.
About the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards
In its second year, the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards recognize excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits, or in corporate projects that improved environmental or energy management and increased the bottom line. It is a five-point rating system designed to offer companies feedback and recognition. Third-party judges came from the following companies: Anheuser Busch InBev, Arrow Electronics, Autodesk, Citigroup Inc., Con Agra Foods, Environmental & Operational Risk Management, GlaxoSmithKline, ISS Facility Services, Microsoft, Owens Corning, Power Advocate, Puma, Sam’s Club, Sustainability and Risk Management Reputation Limited, Trupoint Advisers, the University of California Berkeley, Williams Creek Consulting, and YES Bank.
For a complete list of winners, visit http://www.environmentalleader.com/environmental-leader-product-project-awards/.
Rebecca Ewing, Jones-Dilworth, Inc., +1 903.215.0296, [email protected]