Monthly Archives: July 2009

Jul
31
2009
American Chamber of Commerce Executives Announces Green Plus™ Partnership

Partnership To Make Green Plus™ Available to 1.2 million U.S. & Canadian Businesses The American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) announced today that it will partner with the North Carolina Research Triangle based Institute for Sustainable Development to offer Green Plus™, a program to help small businesses succeed while becoming …

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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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Jul
28
2009
Cut Energy, Cut Costs

Cutting the amount of energy you use in your business is an easy way to do a favor for both the environment and your bottom line. Businesses waste electricity all the time – by leaving appliances plugged in (even when turned off, many appliances still use electricity – think of …

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Elizabeth Liedel is a joint degree candidate at Duke University, pursuing an MBA at the Fuqua School of Business and a Master of Environmental Management at the Nicholas School for the Environment. She is on the Executive Committee of the Duke Microfinance Leadership Initiative and is active in...
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Jul
28
2009
Homewood Suites by Hilton Durham-Chapel Hill Mission Statement

  As part of the Hilton Family of Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton Durham-Chapel Hill will manage its business through a lens of sustainability to benefit this generation and those that follow. Through action and innovation, Homewood Suites will lead its segment in products and programs that:   – Enhance the guest experience …

Jul
27
2009
Obama's Proposed Health Care Reform: Friend or Foe?

President Obama’s healthcare reform has been the topic of heavy debate in recent weeks, especially among small businesses who have both a lot to gain and a lot to lose from such a reform. Of the 39 million Americans who do not have healthcare, an estimated one-third are employed by …

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Dale was born and raised in northwestern New Jersey and has considered himself a Tar Heel his entire life. He spent his freshman year at Providence College in Rhode Island and is currently a rising senior at UNC Chapel Hill majoring in environmental studies and political science. Dale considers...
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Jul
26
2009
Thank You Green Plus, We Are Pleased to Be a Part of the Community

Welcome to My Eco Lamp, LLC!  We are delighted you stopped by.  My Eco Lamp offers eco-friendly lighting solutions for businesses.  Whether your business is small or large we have an affordable solution to your fluorescent recycling needs. We would love to hear from you.  If you have a question …

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Husband, Father of 2 boys and 1 girl. Very passionate about living naturally and helping others. Founder of Healthy Choice Home Care Founder of My Eco Lamp, LLC "Lamp Recycling Solutions" Very excited about helping businesses become better stewards of their end of life lamps.
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Jul
24
2009
What Can Green Plus Do for Your Members?

Green Plus? offers free informational webinars to Chambers of Commerce in the US and Canada.   During this webinar you will learn: How your small business members can benefit from the Green Plus?small business sustainable certification process and how the program works, How the program can help you position your …

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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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Jul
24
2009
The Company Benefits of Community Engagement

An article published on Fast Company’s website yesterday described the business benefits of community involvement.  Community involvement is one aspect of a firm’s commitment to corporate and social responsibility, which goes beyond simply being green.  The article describes the desires of today’s consumers as: “Many want to align themselves with …

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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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Jul
24
2009
Starbucks Aims to Capture "Community" Feel

Facing flagging sales and the forced closure of nearly 800 stores worldwide, Starbucks is turning to a new tactic: becoming not-Starbucks. The chain’s new strategy, which will be launched at a handful of stores in its native Seattle, involves a complete overhaul and re-branding of individual stores. One such store, …

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Elizabeth Liedel is a joint degree candidate at Duke University, pursuing an MBA at the Fuqua School of Business and a Master of Environmental Management at the Nicholas School for the Environment. She is on the Executive Committee of the Duke Microfinance Leadership Initiative and is active in...
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Jul
23
2009
Capstrat Poll: Green Influences Buying Decisions

From the Triangle Business Journal: “A poll by Raleigh-based marketing firm Captstrat and Public Policy Polling shows that 83 percent of respondents believe a commitment to sustainability is very or somewhat important to their purchasing decisions…  At the same time, few businesses are actually promoting their green practices.” “It appears …

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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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