Monthly Archives: March 2009

Mar
31
2009

Concrete Is Remixed With Environment in Mind

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Concrete Is Remixed With Environment in Mind

Soaring above the Mississippi River just east of downtown Minneapolis is one remarkable concrete job. There on Interstate 35W, the St. Anthony Falls Bridge carries 10 lanes of traffic on box girders borne by massive arching piers, which are supported, in turn, by footings and deep pilings. The bridge, built …

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Mar
25
2009
Chamber Delivers Insurance 'Miracle' with Discounted Rates

Small business doesn’t get much smaller than Bettye’s Flower Design on Purefoy Drive. Owner Bettye Jenkins operates out of a small building that sits just steps across the lawn from the back door of her trailer. Her friends Thomas and Mary Alice Eckman helped build the flower shop and currently …

Mar
24
2009
Earth Hour - Create Energy Consumption Awareness

New York City’s nighttime skyline will look as if it’s had a few teeth knocked out this coming Saturday. The Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building and several other structures and landmarks in Manhattan will turn off their night lights for an hour on March 28 to bring attention to …

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Mar
17
2009
Scrapel Hill Art Exhibit to Benefit Green Plus

Turning junk into works of art by Deborah R. Meyer, Photo by Harry Lynch She had no plan for how to use them until an invitation arrived at her doorstep. It came from the steering committee for the Scrapel Hill Art Contest & Exhibit now at University Mall. It asked …

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Mar
15
2009
White House Announces New Aid Package for Small Businesses

”It’s a huge step in the right direction,” Giovanni Coratolo, director of Small Business Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said Saturday. ”In this economy, having the least amount of risk for banks will incentivize banks to lend to small businesses. A lot of small businesses will benefit from …

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Mar
10
2009
U.S. Demand for Green Building Materials Projected at $80 Billion by 2013

The Jetson Green blog of Salt Lake City discusses a series of reports with projections both on green construction broadly and on increase in demand for green building materials specifically. Among other sources, Jetson Green references the following snapshots from a report from The Freedonia Group: FSC certified lumbar and wood …

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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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Mar
9
2009
Chapel Hill Restaurant Group Is First Certified Green Plus Business

It can be a challenge to run a restaurant successfully while upholding high environmental standards.  Chapel Hill Restaurant Group not only successfully runs five restaurants in the Triangle area, but manages to do it while consistently pushing the environmental and social standards of how restaurants can be run. CHRG has …

Mar
8
2009
Despite Economy, Companies Adding Chief Sustainability Officers

Green Inc., the New York Times blog on Energy, Environment and the Bottom Line, reports that even given the current state of the economy, companies are adding Chief Sustainability Officers. The CSO, which used to be seen primarily as a compliance position, is now seen not only as critical to …

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Mar
7
2009
Environment Meets Thrift with ZipCar

“Zipcar, however, exuberantly markets the notion that life is better without ownership – car ownership, at least. Zipcar doesn’t tell people not to drive; it urges them not to own. It’s such a brazen conceit that it would seem positively communist if Zipcar weren’t run by a bunch of fervent …

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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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Mar
4
2009
"How Green Is Your Message?"

Green messaging is not just what you say about your business, but how you say it. Michael Anschel covers a number of environmentally friendly measures your business can take as you execute your marketing strategy. Click here for the full article by Michael Anschel for Remodeling.?

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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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