The 2021 Bold Steps Award Winner was announced by Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis during the annual State of the City Address on January 6.
The Mayor’s Bold Steps Award program highlights local businesses that implement triple bottom line business practices; taking environmental impacts into account while supporting the local economy—and their employees with opportunities for wellness, career growth, and work/life balance. All Eugene based businesses that are Rethink certified through BRING are eligible to be nominated for the award. The BRING Rethink program provides free, on-site consultation that helps businesses reduce waste and save money.
Each year, the City works with a committee to select three Bold Steps finalists from those nominated. In addition to this year’s winner the other finalists for the award were PakTech, and Summit Bank.
About the 2021 Bold Steps Winner
Marley's Monsters manufactures reusable products that replace single-use disposable products in households and offers sustainable solutions for bath, beauty, and home. Marley’s Monsters is a 100% woman-owned company with a successful online presence and has grown from 16 to 70 employees since 2018. All Marley’s Monsters’s products are handmade in-house from raw material and the company also offers locally made low-impact living essentials.
The 2020 winner of the Bold Steps Award was Yogi Tea.