Green Stories

Posts written by GP staff about members which appear on the top home page.

Aug
20
2012
Five Organizations Earn Green Plus Certification

In the past six weeks, Green Plus has certified five businesses in multiple industries, all hailing from the Triangle area of North Carolina.  Top of the Hill Distillery, Integrated Laboratory Systems, Effect Energy, Auto Logic and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA) have all excelled in sustainability in …

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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
25
2012
Great Lakes Brewing Company is serving up great beer, sustainably

  Great Lakes Brewing Company (GLBC) has taken many measures to produce high-quality, award winning beers at low costs to the environment. Two brothers, Daniel and Patrick Conway, started the Cleveland, Ohio-based business in the 1988. As the first microbrewery in the state, GLBC signaled a new era of beer brewing …

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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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Jul
9
2012
Great Lakes Brewing Company: Brewers' Environmental Innovations in Cleveland, Ohio

 Great Lakes Brewing Company (GLBC) has taken many measures to produce high-quality, award winning beers at low costs to the environment. Two brothers, Daniel and Patrick Conway, started the Cleveland, Ohio-based business in the 1988. As the first microbrewery in the state, GLBC signaled a new era of beer brewing …

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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
2
2012
LubeStop: 'Dirty' Oil Change Business Goes Green With Environmental Innovation

Ohio’s largest oil-change provider has shown that even “dirty” businesses can go “green.” Lube Stop, a Green Plus certified company, has designed and trademarked the EcoGuard Oil Change, a process that greatly reduces the environmental footprint of car oil-changes. The cornerstone of Lube Stop’s EcoGuard innovation is the use 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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May
24
2012
Podcast: Hitachi Foundation / Green Plus Partnership

The Hitachi Foundation and Green Plus have recently joined in a collaborative partnership to extend and promote the Foundation’s research on workforce training and employee engagement.  In a brand new podcast by Green Plus, Community Coordinator Amanda Komar talks with Tom Strong, a Program Manager for the Hitachi Foundation, about …

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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
2
2012
Responsible Ecycling: Fighting a Global Problem with a Local Solution

The new documentary “e-wasteland” provides a stark vision of the global environmental and humanitarian tragedy that has resulted from the tech boom we are enjoying. The film is the latest in a growing body of work promoting awareness of the critical importance of proper e-waste disposal. It is 20 minutes …

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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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Apr
24
2012
BCLC, Green Plus, Launch Environmental Help Desk for Business

The Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC), Green Plus, Launch Environmental Help Desk for Business April 24, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) and the Institute for Sustainable Development’s Green Plus™ program announced an online help deskto assist U.S. small and medium-sized …

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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
18
2012
The Future of Sustainability: A Perspective from Walmart 3/28

Walmart’s Director of Sustainability, Miranda A. A. Ballentine, to discuss Walmart’s productivity loop at NC State University March 28, come hear retail giant Walmart’s thinking on how sustainability will unfold in the next five years. For a supplier, what’s the dividend in sustainability? Ms. Ballentine will provide Walmart’s global perspective. …

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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
15
2012
Green Plus Awards April 12 Program, Roundtables Announced

The 2012 Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Awards (April 12) will feature two discussions with national experts on sustainable People policies for companies, and on national trends in sustainable business leadership. Program 8:00     Registration, Networking, Light Breakfast 8:30     Welcome 9:00     Panel Discussion #1: A Rising Tide (At Your Company): How helping …

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Feb
24
2012
Green Plus Scholarships Available for Small Businesses in NC, OH

  The Duke Energy Foundation, the Park Foundation, and the Generation Foundation are providing scholarships to qualifying smaller enterprises that want to pursue Green Plus education, networking, and certification in 2012 – 2013. The standard price for Green Plus is $550. Scholarships from these sponsors will make the program free to participants for a two-year …

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