Monthly Archives: July 2010

Jul
30
2010
Nominations Open for Green Plus Sustainable Chamber of the Year

In 2011, the Institute will offer two distinct Green Plus Sustainable Chamber of the Year Awards The Green Plus Chamber Award for Leadership in Sustainable Economic Development   Green Plus Chamber Award for Leadership in Member Sustainability Nominate a U.S. or Canadian Chamber of Commerce for a Green Plus Sustainable Chamber …

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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
29
2010
LAST DAY TO REGISTER for the SJF Summit on the New Green Economy: Registration closes at 11:59p.m. tonight

What: SJF Summit on the New Green Economy When: September 14-15, 2010 Where: Durham Convention Center (Adjacent Marriott), Durham, NC Register now for SJF’s second annual Summit on the New Green Economy: Accelerating Growth and Impact.   The SJF Summit will be a dynamic gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, government and …

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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
2010
“The Dollars and Sense of Green Business: Chambers of Commerce as the New Champions of a Green Economy"

Partners for Livable Communities has released its second volume of the Economics of Sustainability, “The Dollars and Sense of Green Business,” made possible by support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The publication explores sustainability innovation and leadership in 22 chambers of commerce from around the United States. Green Plus partner the …

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Jul
26
2010
Green Plus Mover Chapel Hill Tire Profiled in the Press

“Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center owner Marc Pons won a national award for his exceptional commitment to a sustainable community and his pioneering leadership in bringing green principles to the automotive care industry. The Institute for Sustainable Development announced the winners of the Green Plus North American Sustainable Enterprise …

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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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Jul
23
2010
How to Recycle #5 Plastics

If you use local recycling services, there’s a decent chance #5 platics aren’t accepted.  Yogurt, cottage cheese, hummus, and medicine bottles are commonly packaged in #5 plastic containers.  If you’re a serious recycler and your municipality doesn’t accept #5 plastic, there may be another option available – returning these items …

Jul
21
2010
Cleveland's Evergreen Cooperatives Covered in the Washington Post

(Click here for video) “The Post reports that non-financial companies are “hoarding” $1.8 trillion in cash while they continue to “hold back on hiring.” Not so the Evergreen Cooperatives of Cleveland — community-based, worker-owned operations supported by a mix of private and public funds. The Evergreen Cooperative Laundry and Ohio Cooperative …

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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
20
2010
August 6: Business Before Hours Breakfast Briefing, Learn about Green Plus

Business Before Hours Breakfast Briefing: Green Plus – 7:30-9:30 a.m., Friday, August 6 – Aqueduct Conference Center Registration required. $10 for Chamber members.  Questions? Contact Laura Morrison | 357.9989 lmorrison@carolinachamber.org Breakfast Briefing attendees will learn more about Green Plus, a green and sustainable certification and education program that is designed …

Jul
20
2010
DOE Announces $30 Million in New Small Business Funding to Help Commercialize Clean Energy Technologies

Washington, DC- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that $30 million in funding from the Recovery Act and FY 2010 budget appropriations will be made available to qualified small businesses to support the commercialization of promising new technologies.   Today’s funding announcement builds on the Department’s existing efforts under the Small …

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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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Jul
19
2010
Taking Compost from Green Bins to Greenbacks

– by Megan Verlee “Organic waste makes around half of what cities send to their landfills. But that could change, as cities begin to embrace large scale composting programs.  Before that can happen, CPR’s Megan Verlee reports the industry has to overcome some big hurdles first.” Click here for the full …

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Jul
13
2010
Why Chamber Members Love Green Plus, Hosted by ACCE

Participate in this conference call hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives and hear from Chambers and their members about how the Green Plus program has worked for them and why the recommend it to your Chamber. Date: July 27, 2010 Time: 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm (ET) No …

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