Monthly Archives: June 2013

Jun
28
2013
Suppliers, Responsible Sourcing, and Your Company's Reputation

“If you have been following the garment manufacturing tragedy in Bangladesh, you are well aware of the outrage expressed over the factory collapse. You also are aware of the pressure likely to be exerted on retail outlets and clothing labels to ensure such deplorable and unsafe working conditions are not …

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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
27
2013
Professional Development - BONUS

What It Is Professional development (PD) encompasses a wide range of activities designed to improve the skill set, knowledge, and general professionalization of an individual. People pursue professional development to help them more successfully perform their current job or to allow them to transition into related or new work. Professional …

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Shannon recently completed a master’s degree in Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the religious dimensions of social and environmental justice movements in the twentieth-century American South. Before moving to North Carolina, Shannon...
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Jun
27
2013
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation latest organization to earn Green Plus Certification
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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
25
2013
The Network Effect: How Business Drives Progress: Oct. 9th-11th

“Join BCLC for its first-ever annual corporate responsibility conference, The Network Effect: How Business Drives Progress from October 9-11 in Washington, D.C. The Network Effect will host business, government, and nonprofit leaders to share best practices and foster strategic partnerships—all while participants roll up their sleeves in action-oriented sessions 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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Jun
24
2013
Green Plus Fellows: Great Hearts & Minds Powering the Institute for Sustainable Development

As we begin the summer of 2013, it amazes me that ISD has had nearly 50 Green Plus Fellows as well as a substantial number of graduate & undergraduate interns in my time alone — and I’ve only been around for half of the Institute’s 10 year lifespan. Even before …

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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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Jun
21
2013
We Want Your Opinion: Our Sustainable Food System Survey

Do you work professionally or voluntarily in a food-related organization? Do you live, work, or do business in Durham? If so, please share your thoughts with us on Durham’s food system through our quick survey (click here). The Institute for Sustainable Development partners with Burt’s Bees to support food-related Durham organizations …

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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
20
2013
Green Plus & Local Ventures Partner to Help NC Triangle Businesses Source Locally

Green Plus, a program of NC Research Triangle-based Institute for Sustainable Development, provides triple bottom line education, networking and recognition for small to mid-sized businesses. The university-backed organization serves members in eighteen states, helping them work towards Green Plus sustainability certification. Local-Ventures is new company based in Chapel Hill that …

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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
18
2013
What's Your Green IQ?

Think you know a lot about going green? Take our quiz and find out your “Green IQ.” Questions 1. T / F: Energy conservation is different than energy efficiency.  2. T / F: USDA organic foods do not use pesticides. 3. T / F: When appliances are off, they use …

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Shannon recently completed a master’s degree in Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the religious dimensions of social and environmental justice movements in the twentieth-century American South. Before moving to North Carolina, Shannon...
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Jun
18
2013
ISD Announces Burt's Bees + Green Plus Food System Consortium in Durham

NC Research Triangle-based Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) is teaming up with the Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation to create the Green Plus Durham Food System Consortium (DFSC). The Consortium of local, food-centric businesses and  nonprofits will share best practices and collaborate to strengthen the area’s food system and help …

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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
14
2013
Adaptive Reuse - BONUS

What It Is Adaptive reuse is the process of reusing an existing site or building for a purpose other than what it was originally intended for. Unlike simple historic conservation, adaptive reuse transforms underused buildings and sites into locations that are economically useful. Examples include the renovation of abandoned warehouses …

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Shannon recently completed a master’s degree in Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the religious dimensions of social and environmental justice movements in the twentieth-century American South. Before moving to North Carolina, Shannon...
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