Monthly Archives: May 2009

May
29
2009
The Redwoods Group: Serving Others

The Redwoods Group, based in Morrisville, NC, is the nation’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance services to YMCAs and Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) and also offers these services to nonprofit resident camps. Redwoods has developed extensive expertise in support of child-serving, faith-based organizations and is known for striving …

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May
29
2009
Institute Names Six Summer Fellows

The Institute for Sustainable Development named its six 2009 Summer Sustainability Fellows: Amanda Campbell, Dale Hammer, Elizabeth Liedel, Brooks Rainey Pearson, Teddy Salgado, and Napoleon Wallace. The Fellows, currently graduate and undergraduate students at Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, bring a wealth of experience from …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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May
29
2009
Small Businesses Offer Innovative Health and Wellness Initiatives

Health and wellness benefits (like gym memberships or low-cost access to weight loss programs) are more than a way for employers to keep their employees happy, they can also help to reduce costs in the long run.  Healthy employees take fewer sick days, which in turn increases efficiency.  Also, health …

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Teddy Salgado is a master's student at Duke's Fuqua School of Business pursuing his MBA with concentrations in Social Entrepreneurship and Decision Sciences. His professional interests include business strategy and development, particularly with environmentally and socially sustainable...
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May
28
2009
ENERGY STAR for Small Business

You may already be familiar with the Energy Star label on efficient appliances, a program by the federal government (EPA–Environmental Protection Agency, and DOE–Department of Energy). Energy Star labeled computers, washing machines, and refrigerators are sold in stores and offer all the performance with lower energy maintenance costs. But did …

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Amanda is currently pursuing a Master's degree in City and Regional Planning with a specialization in land/use and environmental planning at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Before coming to UNC, she was a Park Naturalist at Gulf Branch Nature Center, for Arlington County, Virginia...
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May
27
2009
Sony Pictures Entertainment Joins Culver City for Compost Pilot Program

An article posted on Greenbiz.com on May 26th, 2009, Sony Pictures Entertainment Joins Culver City for Compost Pilot Program, gives an example of business partnering with local government to solve a problem facing the municipality while simultaneously reducing waste generated by the business.  When the Puente Hills landfill in Los …

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Brooks Rainey Pearson is a dual degree student at UNC working toward a law degree as well as a master's degree in City and Regional Planning. Brooks graduated from UNC in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in Anthropology and spent six years in the Outer Banks where she owned and operated three yoga...
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May
27
2009
Non-Profit Roundtable Session on Channeling Strong Emotions

Zemo Trevathan will lead an interactive session on channeling strong emotions while leading nonprofit organizations and activities: June 10, 2009, 11:30 am, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce.

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A religion professor in college, Richard Overman, first awakened me to the fact that we live on, and are part of, a planet, and that this actually means something! Years of community organizing and ad hoc education prepared me for a career as an entrepreneur and management consultant, which I've...
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May
19
2009
Economic Outlook Improves

Optimism about the U.S. economy’s prospects improved sharply in the second quarter, but compensation freezes, layoffs and capital spending cuts are still on the horizon for about half of companies, according to a new survey of CPA financial executives. Nearly one-fifth of respondents were optimistic or very optimistic about the …

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May
15
2009
Don't Talk About Green

Don’t talk about green. And while we’re at it, let’s not talk about climate change, environmentalism or being socially responsible. Instead, let’s talk about efficiency and reflecting the true cost of our lifestyle choices in our product prices. This is the surest way to move our society toward a sustainable …

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May
14
2009
Net Impact Releases Guide to Make Any Job a Green Job

Suzanne Henricksen created a community outreach program for her marketing department at The Clorox Co., which led to quarterly volunteer events. Shoshannah Lenski headed a team that developed a greenhouse gas reduction strategy for her firm, the Boston Consulting Group. Over at Best Buy, Hamlin Metzger helped jumpstart the company’s …

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May
14
2009
GreenBiz: How Wal-Mart Measures and Manages Its Social and Environmental Impact

If you are trying to do good in the world (as opposed to just making money), how do you know if you’re having an impact? How do you measure and manage that good? The recent Global Social Venture Competition culminated with a full-day symposium on Social Entrepreneurship. Sara Olsen, founding …

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