June 6th, 2016

WASHINGTON D.C. – On Wednesday, May 25th, 2016, in Washington, D.C., Connie Linder, Founder and President of GreenPages Directory (head office in Vancouver, B.C. Canada) was honoured with the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) Award for 2016. 

This global award was presented to Linder by SPLC and presenting sponsor Microsoft Corporation in recognition of her company, GreenPages Directory’s role as North America’s fastest growing online search directory for sustainable purchasing and healthier living. 

Linder explains the growing interest by business and individuals in accessing GreenPages Directory saying, “GreenPages Directory offers more easily accessible information that improves purchasing decisions and connects people that are seeking healthy options with companies offering innovative products and services, along with the most up-to-date facts and the largest database of accreditation organizations, their certifications and listings with those standards, world-wide.” 

During the 2016 Awards for Sustainable Purchasing, the SPLC Council recognized 34 organizations and seven individuals in North America who have leveraged institutional purchasing power to advance the long term health and vitality of society, economies and the planet. The Individual Leadership Award ‘recognizes one or more individuals whose vision, leadership and dedicated effort have been fundamental to the advancement of the sustainable purchasing movement.’ 

 “The winners of these Awards have each demonstrated their commitment to leadership in sustainable purchasing,” says SPLC Executive Director Jason Pearson. “Collectively, they focus the powerful purchasing influence of organizations — in public and private sectors alike — to advance a socially just, ecologically robust, and economically prosperous future. The winners of SPLC’s Leadership Awards exemplify, encourage, and support a constructive cycle of innovation that will define the global marketplace of tomorrow.” 

Following the presentation Linder commented, “It’s such an honour to receive this award presented by the Microsoft Corporation on behalf of the SPLC and I can’t wait to share it with the GreenPages creative team as we get prepared to launch our new platform in the fall.” 

Media Contact: 
Connie Linder, CEO
Green Pages Directory
Ph: 604.314.3390