Do you know a company that is expanding the nation’s green economy by creating new green jobs? If so, consider nominating the company for a 2011 Green Jobs Award.

The SJF Institute and Green For All launched the Green Jobs Award program last year. The purpose of the program is to publicly recognize private companies that are creating good green jobs in this country. Ten winners were chosen including Petra Solar, a company that creates solar photovoltaic systems that generate renewable energy and deliver this energy directly to the local power grid. Petra Solar and the other nine 2010 Green Jobs Award winners had combined annual revenues of more than $150 million and created over 1,300 green jobs.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 Green Jobs Award. In order to qualify for the program, the company must be a U.S.-based private for-profit business with at least 10 employees and $500,000 in annual revenues. Nominations are being accepted until May 31, 2011.

The application form is brief, you simply submit your contact information, the company’s contact information and then answer the following question, “Why should this company be recognized as a great green job creator?”

Several criteria will be used to judge the companies that are nominated including the business model’s viability and positive eco impact, the creation of good green jobs, employment opportunity diversity, a positive workplace culture and the company’s level of community involvement.

To learn more about the program or nominate a company, visit the Green Jobs Award website.

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