Monthly Archives: June 2010

Jun
30
2010
Sustainability Information Overload: What's the Way Out?

Some people have no wish to be more sustainable. Others want to do more but don’t know where to start. My Google search for “sustainability” brought back over 36 million results. The Wikipedia article on the subject has 183 footnotes. And that’s not even delving into the details of (to …

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Max Felsher is currently pursuing a master's degree in Information Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, focusing on the ways that information can be used to help solve social and environmental problems. He has served on the executive committee of the Orange-Chatham Group of...
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Jun
24
2010
Join NC GreenPower for Wine and a Movie on June 30

Join NC GreenPower for Redwood Creek wines, light hors d’oeuvres and “Kilowatt Ours” Wednesday, June 30th 6:30pm-8:30pm at Yes! Solar Solutions in Cary Open to the general public; light refreshments & beverages provided. NC GreenPower, in partnership with Yes! Solar Solutions and Green Plus, will be screening the documentary “Kilowatt …

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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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Jun
24
2010
The BrownFlynn, Green Plus Partnership

BrownFlynn, a corporate sustainability consulting firm and the first U.S. certified trainer for the Global Reporting Initiative, recently partnered with the Institute for Sustainable Development. Through this partnership, BrownFlynn will be able to provide its expertise in sustainability strategy and impact planning, goal setting, brand enhancement, stakeholder engagement, sustainability reporting …

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About BrownFlynn and BrownFlynn Learning: BrownFlynn is a corporate responsibility and sustainability consulting firm. We partner with clients to integrate environmentally and socially responsible practices into their business strategies and help them communicate those messages internally and...
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Jun
23
2010
Supply Chains and Sustainability, A Natural Match

Though there is still a misconception that supply chain issues only affect manufacturers, third-party logistics firms, and suppliers of raw materials, supply chain issues probably affect your business. If you purchase supplies in the course of your operations, or if you add value to something and pass it downstream, you …

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Stacie Nagy is currently pursuing an MBA at the Jenkins Graduate School of Management at NC State University, with a dual concentration in Supply Chain Management and Consulting & Services Management. She is vice president of her school's chapter of Net Impact. Prior to returning to school, Ms...
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Jun
21
2010
Institute Awards Green Plus Prizes to Three Chambers of Commerce for Sustainability Leadership

Syracuse earns kudos for sustainable economic development, Cleveland for member support, and St. Louis for national effort to help chambers themselves In its annual Green Plus North American Sustainable Enterprise Awards, the Institute for Sustainable Development recognized three chambers of commerce for their leadership efforts to help the nation, their …

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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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Jun
21
2010
GE, Cleveland Leaders Strike Deal to Spur Development of Offshore Wind Turbine Market in Lake Erie

“CLEVELAND, Ohio — The General Electric Co. dominates the country’s wind turbine market on land. Local leaders want to help GE realize similar success on the water — an effort that could employ thousands of Ohioans. Thus was born the unique agreement, struck in late May, under which GE and …

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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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Jun
18
2010
Green Plus North American Sustainable Enterprise Award Winners Announced

Awards Highlight Small Businesses and Chambers of Commerce Leading by Example Today, the Institute for Sustainable Development announced the winners of the Green Plus North American Sustainable Enterprise Awards at a ceremony at the Silver LEED Certified Research Triangle Park headquarters. Green Plus is a program of the Institute designed …

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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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Jun
10
2010
Taylor Companies Becomes the First Furniture Manufacturer Member of the Climate Registry

In April 2010 The Taylor Companies became the first furniture manufacturer member of The Climate Registry. The Climate Registry is a nonprofit organization that operates the only North American voluntary Greenhouse Gas registry. The Climate Registry helps hundreds of public and private organizations measure, report and reduce their carbon emissions …

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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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Jun
9
2010
Partners for Livable Communities, Institute, Announce Green Plus Chamber Finalists

Chambers from Cleveland, North Myrtle Beach, St. Louis, Syracuse, and Waco lead by example and connect sustainability to economic development Partners for Livable Communities (PLC) and the Institute for Sustainable Development have narrowed the field to five finalists for the Green Plus Chamber of Commerce Award. To choose five finalists …

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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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Jun
2
2010
Congratulations to "A Better Image" Printing for Sustainability Award

ZTA assisted A Better Image in crafting a Sustainability-oriented Strategic Plan and in subsequently winning Chapel Hill’s Sustainable Business of the Year Award.

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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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