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Why We are a Bcorp

From its inception, Green City Growers has made it a priority to be accountable to the environment, community, and our employees. Through our products and services, we strive to make positive change in the communities we serve. With these intentions in mind, we decided to go through the process of becoming a certified Benefit Corporation, to make it clear to the public that we’re putting our money to work for good. GCG chose to establish itself as a business vs. a non-profit in order to execute our mission in a financially sustainable, revenue-generating model. This allows us to operate in the business ecosystem, proving that companies can prioritize people over profits, and still be viable ventures. 

Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business classification that balances purpose and profit. In order to maintain our certification, businesses like ours are legally required to consider the impact of our decisions on our workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. Currently over 2,600 businesses across 60 countries identify as BCorps, including big brands like Kickstarter, Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia, and so many more.

By going through the process of certifying through BCorp as a triple-bottom-line business, we wanted to make it clear to consumers that we are here for a purpose, a purpose that respects and enhances people and the environment. While we are a business, the intention of generating revenue and growing our company is to be able to widen our reach and social impact, providing not only gardening and farming resources, but also changing the way consumers engage with the food system through our products and services. In 2018 we were in the top 10 percent of overall impact scores for Bcorp. We were awarded Best For The World in both Environmental and General categories for the 4th year in a row, since 2015.

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  1. I am interested in coming to Massachussetes for the urban farming course

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