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GIC at SXSW Eco’s 2014 Startup Showcase

Back in October, we were invited to Austin, TX for SXSW Eco's 2014 Startup Showcase as a semifinalist in the Social Impact: Not-For-Profit category. We were so thankful and humbled to be part of such an amazing group of social organizations and had a blast...

GIC Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet

Green Impact Campaign is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of over 1,200 member companies in 48 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes. GIC is now eligible to receive donations from 1% for the Planet member...

Active Endeavors

Active Endeavors Business Sector: Retail Located in: Iowa City, Iowa Phone: 319.337.9444 Address: 138 South Clinton Iowa City, Iowa 52240 Website   About Active Endeavors: We have always strived to represent the best of outdoor and casual lifestyle apparel,...

Village Bakery & Cafe

We are a local food business based on the regenerative economy. We focus on local ingredients, organic and fair trade products, and conservation practices for all three unique eatery locations in Athens.
Village Bakery & Cafe is our main campus, with a bakery, restaurant, and attached food, gift, craft beer and wine market. With solar panels across our roof, and a geothermal heating and cooling system, we are serious about taking responsibility for our own energy impact.
Next door is Della Zona (Italian for”from the region”), home of our wood-fired oven. It’s where we bake all our breads and many other goodies, and on Friday we open DZ’s doors to the public for Pizza Night (byob)!
Across town we operate Catalyst Cafe, a fair trade organic espresso cafe, with snacks and smoothies as well as outstanding Ridge Runner locally roasted coffee.

Holy Grounds

Holy Grounds is a coffee shop and gift store located in the heart of downtown Austin inside St. David’s church. We offer a wide variety of Austin-made food and our full espresso bar serves fair-trade organic coffee from Texas Coffee Traders. We also strive to support local artists, green products, and the fair trade movement.

The Hideout Theatre

The Hideout Theatre is in the business of improvisational theatre. We make up all our comedy, plays, and sketches on the spot (unless otherwise noted). Short form, long form, Chicago-Style, NY-Style, CA-Style, Austin-Style – we do it all (especially Austin-Style, it’s our specialty).

Nicecream Factory

We hand craft delicious premium ice cream right before your eyes. We use fresh ingredients from all around DC and our unique freezing agent, liquid nitrogen, to create a gourmet cup of ice cream on the spot. We’re on a mission to change the way we eat dessert


ZeusBuddha Business Sector: Service Located in: Amherst, Massachusetts Phone: (304) 282-3842 Address: 12 Newell Court Amherst, Massachusetts 01002

Bloc 11 Cafe

Bloc 11 Cafe Business Sector: Food Service Located in: Somerville, Massachusetts Phone: 347-921-0018 Address: 11 Bow Street - Union Square Somerville, Massachusetts 02143

Brooklyn Robot Foundry

We thrive to inspire and motivate kids by teaching them about the fun of building. We love the idea of learning and coming together through making things. We believe in the DIT—do it together— mentality and the importance of building a community around this common goal.

We strive to make an environment that is educational, community based and most of all fun!

The Boiling Crab

The Boiling Crab Business Sector: Food Service Located in: Rowland Heights, California Phone: 626-252-3028 Address: 18902 Gale Ave Rowland Heights, California 91748 Website