Monthly Archives: February 2009

Feb
28
2009
March 16 Presentation by the Author of Smart Green

A public presentation by Smart Green author, Jonathan Estes, will be hosted by the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School on Monday, March 16 at 6pm. At the subsequent reception early release copies of the book will be available. Mr. Estes, CEO of Strategic Measures, Inc., will present …

Feb
28
2009
Will Companies Stay Green in Recession?

 “In the past few years, many companies have made the effort to become more green — from launching sustainability initiatives to cutting energy use. But in this economic downturn, is corporate green fervor dwindling?” Sarah Gardner reports from National Public Radio’s Marketplace.

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Chris has spent over 20 years helping communities utilize sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and philanthropy as catalysts for economic growth. Chris serves as Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and the Green Plus™ -- a program dedicated to helping America's...
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Feb
10
2009
America's Untapped Energy Resource: Boosting Efficiency

“This may sound too good to be true, but the U.S. has a renewable-energy resource that is perfectly clean, remarkably cheap, surprisingly abundant and immediately available. It has astounding potential to reduce the carbon emissions that threaten our planet, the dependence on foreign oil that threatens our security and the …

Feb
4
2009
Profits Go Hand in Hand with Green Initiatives at Walmart

From the New York Times: “Today, the roughly 200 million customers who pass through Wal-Mart’s doors each year buy fluorescent light bulbs that use up to 75 percent less electricity than incandescent bulbs, concentrated laundry detergent that uses 50 percent less water and prescription drugs that contain 50 percent less …

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Chris has spent over 20 years helping communities utilize sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and philanthropy as catalysts for economic growth. Chris serves as Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and the Green Plus™ -- a program dedicated to helping America's...
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Feb
2
2009
'Local Business List Hits the Web' Article by The Daily Tar Heel

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce and DesignHammer have partnered to create WeBuyLocal.org. This website lists chamber members and is searchable by item or industry. In an effort to help their members succeed in these times of uncertainty, the Chamber launched this site on January 27, 2009. To read the …