AUSTIN, Texas (April 25, 2012) –Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) joined the founding group of Austin businesses in the new Austin Green Business Leaders program, which celebrates Austin-area businesses excelling at green business practices. The company is the only grocer in the group and also entered the group at the highest level – platinum – due to its ongoing efforts to increase its sustainable business practices. To learn more about Whole Foods Market’s Green Mission, visit