Monthly Archives: March 2013

Mar
28
2013
First Ever Solar-Powered Plane to Fly Across the US

With the American public’s excitement for the prospects of solar power seemingly fading, two men have decided to do their best to recapture the nation’s imagination – by flying across the country in the world’s first solar-powered plane. The plane, known as The Solar Impulse, is the creation of Andre …

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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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Mar
28
2013
Drinks with Green Plus - April 4 @ Fullsteam Brewery!

Come join us and others from the Green Plus community for drinks Thurs., April 4!  We’ll be meeting at 5:30pm down at Fullsteam Brewery in Downtown Durham.   What: Drinks with Green Plus! When: Thursday, April 4, 2013 @ 5:30pm Where: Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Ave., Durham, NC 27701) Who: EVERYONE!!   Good beer, good …

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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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Mar
27
2013
Supply Chain Information: Print Media

Sector Name Information: Print Media SIC code 51   Major Players Newspaper Publishing Companies   Gannett Company The New York Times Company News Corporation McClatchy Company Dow Jones & Co.   Book Publishers   HarperCollins Random House imon & Schuster Macmillan Penguin Group Hachette Book Group   Magazine Publishers   …

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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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Mar
21
2013
New Removable Toner Erases Wasteful Printing

Despite the countless predictions of offices around the world moving towards eliminating the use of paper in favor of digital alternatives, anyone who has ever stepped into an office knows that this isn’t the case. Printing is pervasive as ever, which has led to some companies to rethink these demands …

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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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Mar
20
2013
Supply Chain: Health Care and Social Assistance

Sector Name: Health Care and Social AssistanceSIC code: 62   Major Players Health Care Product Suppliers:   Abbott Labs Baxter InternationalBD Covidien Cardinal   Hospital Systems/Groups:   Ascension Health Community Health Systems Hospital Corporation of America Kaiser Permanente Premier Inc. VA Hospitals   Major Issues Below are five general areas …

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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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Mar
13
2013
Supply Chain Information: Accommodations & Food

Sector Name: Accommodations & Food Supply Chain SIC code: 73 The implementation of sustainable methods within the food supply chain has become an industry standard. It is common for large distributors to use bio-fuels, fuel-efficient vehicles, locally grown produce, and sustainability reports throughout their operations. Major food distributors like SYSCO …

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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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Mar
13
2013
Bricks & Sticks Sustainability Symposium

Register for early bird rates  NOW!   Join Us April 16, 2013 – 9:00AM – April 17, 2013 – 5:30PM in Washington, D.C.  Building Public-Private Partnerships for Economic & Environmental Improvement Many of the challenges facing the United States today are a complex mix of environmental and economic factors. The nature 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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Mar
5
2013
Interface's QUEST to Reduce Waste

“What makes a company an environmental leader? There are many characteristics to consider. Vision and commitment from a company’s leadership, particularly the CEO, is imperative. As is a willingness to make big, audacious goals that prioritize long-term value over transient short-term gains. But without buy-in from a company’s employees, otherwise …

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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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Mar
5
2013
Reuse: Not Just About Sustainability, It’s Community Building

Remember when reuse was cool? Probably you don’t because since the post-WW ll Industrial Boom and the onslaught of the two headed monster of Madison Ave. and TV, newer, better, shinier has been cool. Unfortunately that culture has created a few problems: overflowing landfills, mountains of personal debt and a …

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Triangle Ecycling is on a mission to promote a new alchemy: converting e-waste into education. We provide a way for businesses, organizations and individuals to support sustainability education and give back to the Triangle community through electronics refurbishing and recycling.
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