Monthly Archives: July 2013

Jul
30
2013
Workplace Training

What It Is Workplace training is training provided to employees at their place of work to familiarize them with the organization’s policies, work culture, and to provide them with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform their job. Workplace training may significantly overlap with professional development. However, professional development is undertaken …

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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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Jul
29
2013
Covet thy neighbor's water bill: It's good for the planet

  What do you spend on your water bill every month? How much water do you use? How much does your neighbor use? Would knowing how much water your neighbor uses affect your water bill? WaterSmart Software thinks so. The San Francisco based company attempts to change consumers’ relationship with …

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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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Jul
29
2013
Innovative IT Asset Management Services: Now Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility

Big companies go big. They use fleets of cars, desks, even people…and computers. They may not be in the automobile, furniture, human resources or computer business but these resources just go with the territory of “big business.” IT asset management, used here to mean: leaving the disposal of retired computer …

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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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Jul
25
2013
Four Seasons Produce earns Recertification with Green Plus

Congratulations to Four Seasons Produce for its recent Recertification with Green Plus.  Four Seasons Produce, based in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, is a full-line wholesale produce distributor with a mission of providing good quality healthy food to its customers.  Four Seasons originally earned Green Plus Certification back in 2011, and was the …

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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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Jul
23
2013
Internships

What It Is Internships are educational opportunities for students, and sometimes non-students, achieved by performing work, being mentored, and receiving other training at a business or non-profit organization. Internships allow the intern to become familiar with industries that interest them, network in those fields, and gain practical work experience. While …

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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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Jul
18
2013
The Clothes Make the Man... Sick? Greening the Dry Cleaning Industry

<p>Irving Rusinow, May 1941. Coosa Valley, Alabama. Newly completed bunk house over dry cleaning establishment at Childersburg. By 1941, perchloroethylene was recognized as a powerful stain removing agent and had been adopted by dry cleaning operations around the country.</p>

<p>Irving Rusinow, May 1941. Coosa Valley, Alabama. Newly completed bunk house over dry cleaning establishment at Childersburg. By 1941, perchloroethylene was recognized as a powerful stain removing agent and had been adopted by dry cleaning operations around the country.</p>

<p>Irving Rusinow, May 1941. Coosa Valley, Alabama. Newly completed bunk house over dry cleaning establishment at Childersburg. By 1941, perchloroethylene was recognized as a powerful stain removing agent and had been adopted by dry cleaning operations around the country.</p>

<p>Irving Rusinow, May 1941. Coosa Valley, Alabama. Newly completed bunk house over dry cleaning establishment at Childersburg. By 1941, perchloroethylene was recognized as a powerful stain removing agent and had been adopted by dry cleaning operations around the country.</p>

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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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Jul
16
2013
North Carolina Coastal Federation earns Green Plus Certification!

The North Carolina Coastal Federation became the latest organization to earn Green Plus Certification, joining the ranks of more than 75 businesses and organizations around the country to earn the distinction.  It is also the first organization taking part in the Z. Smith Reynolds technical assistance program to earn Green …

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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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Jul
15
2013
Sustainability Plans

What It Is Sustainability plans are plans developed by an organization or government to achieve goals that foster environmental, community, and financial sustainability. These plans set goals that are particular to the organization in question. The plan will also establish guidelines for achieving and measuring the impact of these objectives. …

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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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Jul
15
2013
Plastic Fantastic? On Wasting, Reusing, and Recycling Plastics

Plasticity Plastics are arguably the most significant alchemical triumph of the twentieth century: the transformation of raw petroleum into innumerable consumer and commercial products and applications. The centrality of plastics to our lives is remarkable in light of the fact that they simply did not exist a few generations ago. …

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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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Jul
3
2013
Family and Medical Leave

What It Is Family and medical leave is leave granted to an employee for the birth, adoption, or fostering of a child; to allow an employee to care for a seriously ill family or household member; or when the employee is seriously ill. The 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) …

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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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