Monthly Archives: May 2010

May
28
2010
City of Raleigh Offering Green Cleaning Course June 29 & 30

CITY OFFERING GREEN CLEANING COURSE The city of Raleigh Office of Sustainability is hosting a Green Cleaning training course on indoor air quality and environmental air quality. The course is part of the city’s Green Building Training Program, which is funded by a U.S. Department of Energy grant through the …

May
26
2010
Increasing Employee Engagement through Workplace Giving

Workplace giving campaigns are charitable donation programs coordinated by employers.  Campaigns can be set up in a variety of ways.  Employees may select a few or many organizations to give to; nonprofits selected may be local or national; mission areas targeted may be social, environmental, or a a combination thereof; …

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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
25
2010
North American Sustainable Enterprise Awards Finalists Announced

The Institute for Sustainable Development announced its 2010 Green Plus™ North American Sustainable Enterprise (NASE) Finalists. The awards are designed to recognize smaller enterprises in a variety of sectors for the example they have set in advancing triple-bottom-line sustainability. The awards, presented by GlaxoSmithKline, bring together academic, business, and philanthropic …

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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
24
2010
Participating in Bike to Work Week

May is the nationally-recognized Bike to Work Month and last week, May 17 – 23, was Bike to Work Week (BTWW).  Communities and organizations from all over the United States participated by hosting special events (see this post from the Official Google Blog for an especially impressive celebration).  GoTriangle, a …

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May
21
2010
Sustainable Practices Important to Retention, Attraction of Younger Workers

There are a variety of reasons for businesses to pursue sustainable practices, from wanting to improve the health of the surrounding community to reducing costs. Another competitive advantage for sustainable businesses is in attraction and retention of younger workers. From Fast Company: “According to Greenbiz, the OXYGENZ report surveyed 3,011 …

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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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May
20
2010
Free Triangle, NC Panel June 15th: The American Power Act

The Environmental Defense Fund is hosting a free panel at the Cree headquarters in June titled “The American Power Act: Clean Technology Business, Investment, Job Growth, and Local Community Opportunities.” If you’re a smaller enterprise interested in the possible impacts on the economy of the proposed bill in the Senate, …

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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
19
2010
"Getting Ready for Capital" A May 27th Event by UNC's Center for Sustainable Enterprise

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2010, 4:30 – 8:30pm Location: UNC Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School, Koury Auditorium Registration: FREE for BASE members/mentors/students/advisory board and resource partners, $55 for non-members (Click here to register) Getting Ready for Capital will help answer: What types of investments are available? What are investors looking …

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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
18
2010
Partners for Livable Communities, Institute to Offer Green Plus Chamber Award

As part of the Green Plus North American Sustainable Enterprise Awards, the Institute for Sustainable Development and Partners for Livable Communities are collaborating in recognizing a Green Plus Chamber of Commerce. “Over the past year, Partners for Livable Communities has explored how business leaders, faced with the challenge of ensuring the …

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May
12
2010
NY Times: The Rise of Company Gardens

HERE at the world headquarters of PepsiCo, the masterminds behind $60 billion worth of Mountain Dew, Cheetos and Rice-A-Roni roam polished hallways. But a five-minute walk away is the organic corporate vegetable garden, where spreadsheets and performance reviews give way to basil starts and black peppermint plants. Employees can sneak …

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May
12
2010
Taylor Becomes a Member of The Climate Registry

“Taylor’s membership marks a truly historic moment for our Company and the contract furniture industry.”

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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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