Monthly Archives: June 2012

Jun
27
2012

Pridgeon & Clay Excels at Employee Engagement

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Pridgeon & Clay Excels at Employee Engagement

Pridgeon & Clay, headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, boasts a global workforce of over1,000 skilled employees. In business since 1948, the company has developed numerous strategies for fully compensating employees and developed a 37,000 square foot R&D center. This helps employees discover new innovations with product development.  Pridgeon & Clay …

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Amanda is a current MA student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her areas of expertise are social media and marketing and new/digital media. She's also interested in innovative marketing techniques for nonprofits.
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Jun
27
2012
Sustainability in Action Grant Program: Growing Algae on the Roof by Intel Corporation

From the Business Civic Leadership Center: “A team of innovators at the Ocotillo campus determined that the carbon dioxide emissions produced by the fabrication facility (“the fab”) were well-suited to grow algae, which can be used to create clean-burning biofuel.  Working with Arizona State University (ASU), the team erected a …

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Jun
21
2012
Convenient Composting for Washington Businesses

A Washington DC company has created a new way to help urban residents and businesses compost organic waste. For a small fee, the Compost Cab truck collects organic waste from urban clients each week and brings it to local, not-for-profit farms outside the city. By composting donated waste, farms are …

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Scott Brennen, native of no-where-in-particular, earned an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Grinnell College in 2008. After graduation, he joined the Peace Corps, which put him to work teaching 9th grade Chemistry at a rural high school in Mozambique. He is currently studying science...
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Jun
19
2012
Slow Money: Micro-Lending Helps Sustainable Farming Businesses in NC

Carolinians Provide ‘Slow Money’ in Support of Slow Food  Slow Money NC has brought a new manner of investing to the Tar Heel state. As part of a larger Slow Money movement, Slow Money NC is made up of concerned citizens who use their personal finances to support sustainable food and …

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Willie Wright is a first year PhD student in the Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina. Prior to his admittance he worked as a Research Assistant on the Research on Food and Farming for All (ROFFA) project, a National Science Foundation sponsored initiative, which assessed the...
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Jun
13
2012
New Pigment Can Help Keep Buildings Cool--and Green

Researchers at Oregon State University have invented a new blue pigment that could help make buildings more energy efficient. The pigment, dubbed“Cool Blue,” is able to reflect 40 percent more light than other blue pigments, keeping building surfaces, especially roofs and walls, cooler. Cool Blue, like other cool-roof coatings, works …

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Scott Brennen, native of no-where-in-particular, earned an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Grinnell College in 2008. After graduation, he joined the Peace Corps, which put him to work teaching 9th grade Chemistry at a rural high school in Mozambique. He is currently studying science...
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Jun
6
2012
Helping Your Business Join the Green Economy

“The 2012 theme for World Environment Day is Green Economy: Does it include you? The program’s emphasis is not only on growing inherently green sectors, but also in greening traditional businesses one wouldn’t necessarily regard as environmentally oriented. It’s with the latter goal in mind that the Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) …

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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
6
2012
Upcycling Coffee: From Ground Coffee to Arable Ground

Heine Brothers’ Coffee is significantly reducing its contribution to area landfills by repurposing its coffee waste. Gary Heine and Mike Mays established Heine Brothers’ Coffee in 1996. By 2006 their franchises were contributing over sixty tons of nitrogen-rich coffee grounds to local landfills. It was in this year that Heine …

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Willie Wright is a first year PhD student in the Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina. Prior to his admittance he worked as a Research Assistant on the Research on Food and Farming for All (ROFFA) project, a National Science Foundation sponsored initiative, which assessed the...
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Jun
5
2012
HPG's Lauren Joyce to Keynote Raleigh Chamber Green Plus Recognition Breakfast 6/7

“Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP, one of the largest CPA firms headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, announces today that Lauren Joyce will be presenting a keynote address on the benefits of going green to the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Green Plus™ Recognition Breakfast on June 7. …

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