Monthly Archives: December 2012

Dec
20
2012
Wenger Feeds earns Green Plus Re-Certification

  Congratulations to Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s, Wenger Feeds for its recent Re-Certification with Green Plus.   Wenger Feeds was the first agricultural business to take part in Green Plus, and one of the first in Lancaster.  Wenger Feeds excels in incorporating common-sense sustainability practices, like recycling used oil and oil filters …

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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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Dec
19
2012
Supply Chain Requirement: Transportation - Rail Freight

Sector name: Transportation and Warehousing: Rail Freight SIC Code: 48-49   Major Players   CSX Norfolk Southern (NS) Burlington Northern & Santa Fe (BNSF) Union Pacific (UP) Kansas City Southern (KCS) Canadian National Railway (CN) Canadian Pacific (CP)   Major Issues While rail is more fuel efficient than trucks, 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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Dec
18
2012
jke marketing & communication earns Green Plus Re-Certification

Congratulations to Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s, jke marketing & communication for its recent Re-Certification with Green Plus. Jennifer Engle, the owner of jke marketing & communication, runs her business out of her home, so not only does is sustainability a priority for her business, but those efforts translate to her home, as …

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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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Dec
13
2012
Reusable Pizza Pan Rethinks Food Packaging

With thousands of Americans ordering pizza every day, not only are they merely getting a pizza, but also the cardboard that serves as packaging for it. In a year, over 3 billion pizza boxes are discarded and only a small portion are recycled – the grease and food that tends …

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Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
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Dec
13
2012
Yes! Solar earns Green Plus Re-Certification

Congratulations to Cary, North Carolina’s, Yes! Solar Solutions for its recent Re-Certification with Green Plus.   Yes! Solar earned its Re-Certification through such practices as partnering with other local sustainability groups to develop new solar energy projects and retrofitting its facilities to improve its energy efficiency.   “The Green Plus …

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Dec
11
2012
Triangle Green Business Challenge Award Winners Named

On Friday, Dec. 7, six Triangle businesses were recognized for their efforts during the first annual Triangle Green Business Challenge.  Green Plus was proud to be the Gold Sponsor of the Challenge and offer free memberships to the 21 businesses that were nominated for the awards. Achievement Awards, which were …

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Dec
11
2012
Supply Chain Requirements: Shipping

Sector name: Shipping SIC Code: 48-49   Major Players   NYK: Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha Evergreen Marine Corporation CMA-CGM Maersk Mediterranean Shipping Company Hapag-Lloyd APL: American President Lines COSCO: The China Ocean Shipping Company Hanjin Shipping Company CSCL: the China Shipping Container Lines   Major Issues The 1973 oil crisis …

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Dec
6
2012
TS Designs Brings Triple-Bottom Line to T-Shirts

Originally founded in 1977 as small screen printing shop, Burlington, NC-based TS Designs quickly grew in scale; the small company found itself printing shirts for major brands like Gap, Nike, and Polo. Changes in the labor market in the 1990s, mainly brought about by the introduction of the North American …

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Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
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Dec
6
2012
Chapel Hill Restaurant Group earns Re-Certification

Congratulations to Chapel Hill Restaurant Group for its recent Re-Certification with Green Plus.  Chapel Hill Restaurant Group, which manages some of the most popular restaurants in the Triangle area of North Carolina, was the very first business to earn Green Plus Certification back in 2009.  CHRG earned its Re-Certification through …

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Dec
4
2012
Supply Chain Requirements: Trucking and Freight Industry

Sector Name: Transportation – Trucking/Freight SIC Code: 48-49   Major Players   J.B. Hunt UPS Atlas U-Haul FedEx DHL C&K Trucking Con-Way International: YRC Worldwide   Major Issues   The biggest issues with freight trucking managing the truck emissions that are harmful to air quality.  This involves either reducing fuel …

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