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- 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 clients to see how regular and organic cotton differ.
- When putting in green renovations to its historic bed and breakfast, The King’s Daughters Inn (KDI) wanted LEED certification. LEED was cost prohibitive for the young startup, but Green Plus was just right. KDI came up with a clear, four-step process to earn a green certification that was also affordable. Green Plus helped KDI get more sustainable and awarded the B&B a university-developed, third-party certification to back up its commitment down the line.
- Lube Stop makes big differences with small steps. The quick oil change company partnered with several counties on a free car battery recycling program when it rolled out a battery replacement service. It has run TV ad campaigns educating communities about the importance of properly disposing of used motor oil.
- Mid-sized Cleveland office furniture manufacturer The Taylor Companies found that its industry’s most common green certification was cost prohibitive and overly narrow in scope, but Green Plus fit perfectly with the company’s core values of people, planet and performance. Green Plus helped tell its story to designers, customers and the public. Taylor Cos. also cleaned up a brownfield in its community. Thanks to a law The Taylor Companies helped pass, local and sustainable businesses now get preference for city contracts. Sharing its knowledge more widely, Taylor Cos.’ new webinars teach furniture designers about good sustainable practices.