Monthly Archives: March 2010

Mar
31
2010
Institute Opens Durham, N.C. Office at the John O’Daniel Exchange

The Institute for Sustainable Development has established a new office in Durham at the John O’Daniel Exchange. “We’re thrilled to have a presence at the Exchange,” said Chris Carmody, Director of the Institute. “The Green Plus program has a special commitment to helping all people benefit from triple bottom line …

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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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Mar
30
2010
Taylor Chair Blends Old and New

Over the weekend, Jeff Maynor, senior reporter for Cleveland’s NBC affiliate WKYC, produced and aired a segment entitled “What Works” featuring Taylor Companies, a Certified Green Plus business.  The two minute piece captures the essence of their corporate culture as well as their commitment to local community, craftsmanship and sustainability.

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I am President and CEO of The Taylor Companies. Taylor is the oldest furniture manufacturer in the United States. Taylor is headquartered in Bedford, Ohio and has a second manufacturing facility in Lynwood, California, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Miami University and a...
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Mar
26
2010
Reminder about Saturday, March 27

Show your support for climate change.

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Jan is a Coach, Teacher, Speaker and Author. Areas of expertise include performance management and corporate culture. Her specialty as a coach is working with women in leadership positions take charge in more effective ways, make things happen and inspire others to do the same.
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Mar
25
2010
Vote for Green Plus until April 1st -- Help Us Inspire a New Generation of Sustainability Leaders

The Institute’s Green Plus program has been accepted for consideration for Pepsi’s ‘Refresh’ grants program. Your vote will help us help small businesses become more competitive through becoming more environmentally and socially sustainable. Please support us by clicking below and leaving your vote (you can vote through your Facebook account). …

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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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Mar
25
2010
The Washington Post on Recyclable or Not? Answers to Tricky Recycling Questions

(From the Washington Post)  Do I have to remove the staples when I recycle my magazines? What about envelopes and pasta boxes that have plastic windows in them? Twenty-five years ago, you would have been advised to keep staples and plastic windows out of the recycling bin. But these days, …

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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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Mar
24
2010
GreenerComputing: How UPS Brings Green IT to the World

“If you thought UPS was just trucks and planes and boxes, you’d be way off base (although the company does manage the world’s ninth-largest airline). At an event convened by the company in New York yesterday, UPS highlighted just how deeply IT is incorporated into its daily operations, and how …

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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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Mar
20
2010
June 18, 2010: Save the Date for the Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Awards!

The first annual Green Plus North American Sustainable Enterprise Awards will take place Friday, June 18, 2010, from 7:45 to 9:45am EST, in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park. In partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce Executives,  the Institute for Sustainable Development will recognize organizations in a variety of categories for …

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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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Mar
11
2010
Please Help Us Help Small Businesses with Your Vote...

The Institute’s Green Plus program has been accepted for consideration for Pepsi’s ‘Refresh’ grants program. Your vote will help us help small businesses become more competitive through becoming more environmentally and socially sustainable. Please support us by clicking here and leaving your vote. An award from Pepsi will help the …

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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
11
2010
GreenBiz: How to Work with Your Vendors to Go on a Packaging Diet

As recently published on GreenBiz.com by Claudia Girrbach: “Packaging — especially wasteful packaging — has become a bright spot on the radar for companies and individuals that are working on reducing their environmental impacts. But even the most proactive companies are finding that the problem can’t simply be addressed in-house. …

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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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Mar
9
2010
Thurs 5 to 7pm: Riley Life Industries Will Host Sustainable Open House

Riley Life Industries is a custom outsourced service provider of order fulfillment, product distribution, kitting / packaging, and warehousing. Our mission is to deliver superior outsourced service support to customers who aim to be sustainable and progressive. Chris Bingham, Riley’s President and CEO, will share an overview of the company …

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