Monthly Archives: October 2011

Oct
31
2011
A New Podcast: What Is Green Plus?

What is Green Plus? Green Plus Community Coordinator Amanda Komar sat down with Chris Carmody, Executive Director for the Institute for Sustainable Development, to answer that question and to discuss the history, theory of change, and the ins and outs of the program.  The podcast can be found here. Chris 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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Oct
31
2011
Green Plus at Triangle Entrepreneurship Week -- Nov. 14 - 18

The Green Plus team is pleased to support Triangle Entrepreneurship Week November 14th – 18th. Green Plus Executive Director Chris Carmody will present at TEW’s panel Discover: Starting Up Green, Friday, November 18, from 9-11am at Bull City Forward, with Will Geist, CEO of the Madison Energy Group, and Mark Saad …

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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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Oct
27
2011
'Starting Up Green,' and 'Make My Business Greener': Two Small Business Guides

Last year, the Institute for Sustainable Development developed two guides to the green economy for entrepreneurs and incumbent small businesses.  There are two guides: 1. Starting Up Green: Discovering Your Unique Entry Point in the Green Economy 2. Make My Business Greener: Opportunities to Save Money by Going Green The workbooks share …

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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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Oct
25
2011
Flexible Work Options

What It Is Flexible work options are the ability for employees to work outside of the traditional five-day, 40 hours a week work model. These options include: Part-time work schedules: working less than full-time. Flex-time options: employee can vary the starting and ending times of the work day, but they …

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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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Oct
25
2011
Environmentally Friendly Office Supplies

What It Is Environmentally friendly office supplies go beyond recyclable paper or toner cartridges. A wide range of products are now available, ranging from desk supplies and flash drives to packing materials and calculators. A burgeoning market of office products manufactured using environmentally safe methods and renewable resources is thriving, …

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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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Oct
25
2011
Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA becomes first Green Plus Certified Y in the country

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA has become the first YMCA in the country to earn full Green Plus Certification, joining the ranks of more than 55 Certified businesses around the country to earn the distinction. 210 additional small businesses and non-profits are currently working toward full Green Plus Certification. YMCA organizations can …

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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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Oct
23
2011
Starting Up? Introducing the Green Plus Sustainability Road Map for StartUps

Planning a Startup? Even though you might not have hired your first employee or left your garage, you might already have a vision for the kind of business you want your company to become — including being sustainable. At Green Plus, we’re often asked by early stage entrepreneurs what they …

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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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Oct
19
2011
GreenBiz.com: 10 Communication Strategies to Engage Employees in Sustainability

“Committing to sustainability, and taking action on it, is a critical element of today’s corporate world, but without getting employees on board through a successful internal communications program, green and other social good initiatives are much less likely to succeed.” “Weinreb Group sat down with Susan McPherson, a Senior Vice President …

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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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Oct
13
2011
A New Season for Green Plus

As we move into the Fall, we’ve expanded our team and launched new opportunities for Green Plus participants.  • In September, we hired Amanda Komar, our first Green Plus Community Coordinator. Amanda’s main roles will be to help participating Green Plus businesses and non-profits locate the resources they need to …

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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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Oct
13
2011
Green Plus Welcomes a New Team Member

In September, Green Plus was thrilled to welcome Amanda Komar to our small but mighty team.  A member of the third Green Plus Summer Fellowship Class, Amanda started with Green Plus in June and we’re excited to have her on board to help us build and improve the Green Plus …

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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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