Green Stories (DG)

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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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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Feb
24
2012
BCLC Seeking Social Innovator Speakers for National Conference (4/17)

The Business Civic Leadership Center is seeking proposals for speakers to participate on a plenary session – “Business Solutions to Address Community Challenges.” The session will take place on Tuesday, April 17 from 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at the Westin in Atlanta, GA. Specifically, they are looking for a …

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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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Jan
30
2012
Webinar Notes: Small Businesses Majority / Energy Efficiency Discussion

On January 18, we had the opportunity to participate in a webinar titled “How Ohio Businesses Can Make Money By Going Green,” hosted by the organization Small Business Majority.  Along with representatives from Duke Energy, American Electric Power (AEP), and Small Business Majority, the Green Plus team discussed how sustainable business …

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Jan
13
2012
Free Webinar for Ohio Businesses Jan. 18 - 'Saving Money by Going Green'

Wednesday, January 18, at 10am EST, the Green Plus Team will be participating in a free webinar, open to any Ohio business, on saving money by going green, focused especially on energy savings.   space You can register for the webinar by clicking here. space The webinar, presented by the Small Business Majority, …

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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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Nov
16
2011
The Taylor Companies Wins National Green Jobs Award

The Taylor Companies, the first Certified Green Plus company in Ohio, has been named a recipient of the 2011 SJF Green Jobs Award. Taylor CEO Jeffrey Baldassari received the award last weekend in New York at a reception keynoted by Jonathan Greenblatt, the Director of the White House Office 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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Nov
7
2011
Making Money with Garbage: A Green Plus Podcast

Green Plus Community Coordinator Amanda Komar had the opportunity to sit down with Jeff Baldassari, President & CEO of The Taylor Companies, the oldest furniture manufacturing company in the country and a Green Plus Certified business.  One of Jeff’s biggest concerns was how to handle the waste generated through the …

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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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Sep
14
2011
Real Results for Doing Green

Who says small businesses can’t make waves indoing green?   Promotional marketing firm Ad Spice made a commitment to source lower impact inks and dyes for the screen printing aspect of its business. Moreover, a new front-yard, organic cotton garden, managed using sustainable growing practices, provides a living example 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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Jan
31
2010
Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau: Marketing Durham Sustainably

The Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB) is the marketing agency for Durham, North Carolina.  The DCVB uses a proactive, strategic, visitor-centered approach to the economic and cultural development of Durham.  It prides itself on balancing and integrating the interests of visitors, service providers and the community, and has successfully …