Introducing Colorado's Most Eco-Friendly Cannabis Business

The Growing Kitchen has been recognized as the 2015 recipient of The Cannabist's "Eco-Friendly Award."


Press Release


The Growing Kitchen
Erica Blair, Marketing Coordinator

DECEMBER 21, 2015


On December 15, 2015, The Growing Kitchen was honored by The Cannabist as the first-ever recipient of the “Eco-Friendly Award” at the inaugural Cannabist Awards. The award recognized the Colorado cannabis company with the greatest achievements toward creating sustainable business practices and eco-friendly cannabis products. The Growing Kitchen was honored to receive such an acknowledgement from our peers in the industry, and we are excited to carry the torch of sustainability into 2016 as Colorado’s most eco-friendly cannabis business.

The first-annual Cannabist Awards were hosted by The Cannabist Editor Ricardo Baca and held at The Denver Post building in Denver, Colorado. The gathering was an opportunity for industry professionals to come together and celebrate the rapidly changing character of the cannabis industry, as well as shine a spotlight on those businesses who were leading the way toward the future of cannabis in Colorado.

The purpose of the Eco-Friendly Award, according to the Cannabist Awards’ website, was to “recognize the company that has made the most significant strides towards being an eco-friendly business and lessened their impact on our environment.” The Growing Kitchen was selected from a pool of contenders by a panel of industry leaders on the merits of our sustainability efforts. This includes our work to offset 100% of our energy usage with renewables by 2016, our commitment to growing pesticide-free cannabis for use in all of our products, and our pioneering lab testing procedures, which ensure that every TGK product on the shelves is 100% contaminant free.

The Growing Kitchen CEO, Brooke Wise, also lent her expertise to a pre-show panel on “How the Cannabis Industry Can Strive for Eco-Friendliness,” where Wise and other panelists were able to discuss the importance of an earth-first approach to cannabis cultivation, as well as the necessity of protecting consumer health. It is our hope that the discussion around these issues will continue to grow in the coming year.

The Growing Kitchen would like to thank The Cannabist for putting together this forum to highlight the forward-facing efforts of cannabis industry leaders, and to congratulate our fellow winners for their glowing accomplishments.

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