Monthly Archives: November 2011

Nov
28
2011

Product Sustainability Certifications

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Product Sustainability Certifications

What It Is Sustainability certifications are generally third party assessments of products where the certifying organization evaluates the products against a number of specific agreed upon standards. Often these certifications are not required, but may be weighed by customers when comparing their product choices and options. A number of these …

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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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Nov
28
2011
Supplier Sustainability Scorecards

What It Is Supplier sustainability scorecards are a way for companies to systematically measure the sustainability of their various suppliers. The scorecards generally measure energy and water use, recyclable materials, waste, and greenhouse gas emissions of the entire supply chain.   Why It Matters Major international companies like Wal-Mart 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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Nov
28
2011
Travel Policies

What It Is For most companies, travel is necessary to cultivating and maintaining new business. Travel time and its associated expenses are often a major component of overhead business costs, and can place a drain on company resources and efficiency. A simple methodology to cut both the time and financial …

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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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Nov
24
2011
Buy From a Small Business on 'Small Business Saturday' - And Throughout the Holiday Season

“First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. Now, there’s the 2nd annual Small Business Saturday, the day people support small businesses. Pledge to Shop SmallSM on Nov 26th. If millions of Americans shop small, it will be huge.” Small businesses employ most Americans and create most new American jobs. If you own …

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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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Nov
21
2011
Donate

In an era where going green is a given, sustainability is smart for businesses and communities.  Green Plus is working to lower barriers to becoming green so that everyone can arm themselves with the knowledge they need to participate.  As one of our past fellows once said, Green Plus is about …

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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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Nov
21
2011
Cleveland Design Manufacturer Floraline Display Earns Green Plus Certification

  Floraline Display, a Cleveland, Ohio-based manufacturing company, joins over 60 businesses and organizations across the United States that have earned full Green Plus certification. A family-owned and operated business for more than 20 years, Floraline Display manufactures commercial floral display fixtures and custom cabinetry.  Floraline began the Green Plus …

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Amanda is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she received her master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, specializing in Public Relations. She received her bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech, where she majored in Environmental Policy and Planning and...
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Nov
16
2011
The Taylor Companies Wins National Green Jobs Award

The Taylor Companies, the first Certified Green Plus company in Ohio, has been named a recipient of the 2011 SJF Green Jobs Award. Taylor CEO Jeffrey Baldassari received the award last weekend in New York at a reception keynoted by Jonathan Greenblatt, the Director of the White House Office of …

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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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Nov
15
2011
Raleigh-Based Excel Moving & Storage Earns Green Plus Certification

Excel Moving & Storage, a warehousing and transportation company in Raleigh, North Carolina, has joined the 60 business and organizations across the country that have officially become Green Plus Certified. Started in 1997, Excel provides moving services all over North Carolina, plus storage facilities in Greensboro, North Carolina, and its …

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Amanda is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she received her master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, specializing in Public Relations. She received her bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech, where she majored in Environmental Policy and Planning and...
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Nov
15
2011
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

What It Is Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP, is the standard set of rules and guidelines that “specify the financial accounting principles and procedures that firms must use, and the kinds of estimates and judgments that managers must make in applying those principles.”[1] There are different sets of accounting …

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Amanda is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she received her master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, specializing in Public Relations. She received her bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech, where she majored in Environmental Policy and Planning and...
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Nov
8
2011
ISD Welcomes New Green Plus Graduate Assistants

The Institute is pleased to introduce our 2011 Green Plus Graduate Assistants, including Ryan Donnelly, from the Fuqua School of Business; George Kataoka from the Nicholas School of the Environment; Jessica Lab, also from the Nicholas School of the Environment; and Jacob Widlitz from the Sanford School of Public Policy. …

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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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