Monthly Archives: May 2013

May
31
2013
Sunday ISD Benefit Brunch & 2013 Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Awards

We’re looking forward to the Sunday (6/2) Institute for Sustainable Development Benefit Brunch and 2013 Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Awards. First and foremost, we want to thank Event Sponsor Chapel Hill Restaurant Group and Presenting Sponsor GlaxoSmithKline for their incredible generosity! (CHRG comprises Mez, Spanky’s Squids, 411 West, 518 West, …

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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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May
28
2013
Sustainable purchasing gets its own umbrella organization

 “SPC (Sustainable Purchasing Council), which launches officially at a July meeting in Washington, D.C., didn’t set out to create its own rating system. Rather, it borrows a page from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building framework by using existing certifications and guidance to inform a systemic approach 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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May
21
2013
BCLC Situation Report: Oklahoma Tornadoes

The Situation Report is a service of BCLC’s National Disaster Help Desk for Business, made possible by the Office Depot Foundation. The Help Desk is available for impacted businesses that need assistance understanding the recovery resources available to them, as well as to companies that want to learn the best way …

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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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May
21
2013
ISD Announces 2013 Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Winners

We’re announcing one of the 2013 Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Award winners each week day until our Sunday, June 2nd Green Plus Benefit Brunch hosted by the amazing Chapel Hill Restaurant Group at Mez. All of the 2013 Award winners will be recognized at the June 2nd Benefit Brunch. Click …

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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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May
17
2013
We Welcome Cocoa Cinnamon to the Burt's Bees Green Plus Durham Food Initiative

Though  it will be dangerous for our waistlines, we are excited to welcome Cocoa Cinnamon to the Burt’s Bees / Green Plus Food System Consortium in Durham. Foodtrepreneurs Areli Barrera de Grodski and Leon Grodski de Barrera have brought their delicious vision of high quality coffee, chocolate, tea, and wine to the northern …

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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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May
16
2013
Forget rooftops, Solar Roadways installs solar panels under highways and roads

According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, there are more than 4 million miles of highways and streets across the United States.  Solar Roadways is using those highway miles to its advantage by introducing the first prototype in the United States of a solar panel that can be installed beneath …

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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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May
15
2013
New Report Highlights Local Chambers of Commerce As Clean Energy Change Agents

(May 15, 2013) While clean energy progress remains slow at the national level, local chambers of commerce are taking the reins in their local communities to drive economic development around clean energy, according to a first-of-its-kind report released today by Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy. With ten in-depth case …

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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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May
15
2013
Tickets On Sale For 2013 Green Plus Benefit Brunch & Sustainable Enterprise Awards

 This year’s Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Awards will take place Sunday, June 2, at the first Certified Green Plus business — Mez Contemporary Mexican Restaurant in Durham, NC. In addition to the 11am brunch, the Institute for Sustainable Development will recognize small and medium-sized employers from around the country for …

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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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May
14
2013
Supply Chain Information: (Electronic) Information

Sector Name: (Electronic) Information SIC code: 51 Major Players Software Microsoft IBM Oracle SAP Ericsson Hewlett Packard Internet Publishers Interactive Corp IAC Glam Media, Answers Network Daily Motion Network Federated Media Network AOL Broadcasting Television NBC CBS ABC FOX Radio Clear Channel Communications Cox Radio, Entercom Communications, Sirius XM Telecommunication Verizon …

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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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May
14
2013
Wilmington's Green Airport

When you think of Wilmington, the city’s vibrant film industry and its charming downtown’s proximity to the ocean may come to mind. Wilmington also has a delicious and sustainable local food scene, and now one of the latest Certified Green Plus employers: the very sustainable Wilmington International Airport (ILM). Below …

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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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