GSC 2017 3S Nominees
Green Paper Works
Green Paper Works upcycles organic waste to make paper. This paper is handcrafted and chemical free. But that’s not all. They’re also tree free, which means no wood pulp goes into their paper. By utilizing only 100% organic waste to produce green paper as an alternative to regular paper, they’re doing their bit to protect nature and its precious resources. For too long, countless trees have been cut down for paper making. We’re now facing the brunt of our own actions by having to compromise on the quality of the air we breathe and the environment we live in. At Green Paper Works, they transform a vicious circle into a virtuous circle. Their closed loop system endlessly recycles perishable resources into beautiful green paper, keeping pollution and waste at bay!
American Prison Data Systems, PBC
American Prison Data Systems, PBC is a public-benefit corporation and certified B-Corp™. Our mission is to make correctional facilities safer, more economically efficient, and more effective in turning around the lives of the incarcerated. APDS has developed a safe and secure way to deliver digital content and services developed to address educational and rehabilitative needs to the people behind bars who need it the most. In less than 4 years in the field, there has been more than 3.5 million man-hours of safe and secure use of the APDS solution with zero physical or digital security issues.
Founded in 1995, Lotus Foods’ seeks to: preserve rice biodiversity; increase farm incomes; promote sustainability; provide consumers healthier rice. We offer incentives, especially organic and fair trade premiums, and links to markets throughout North America to some of the world’s most disadvantaged farmers. Since 2008, we have created supply chains with farmers in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, and Madagascar who use the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) to double and triple their harvests while using half the water, one-tenth the seeds, no agrochemicals, with less labor for women, and less methane emissions. We educate buyers to become part of the solution.