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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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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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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
10
2012
Podcast: Wind Energy Innovations in North Myrtle Beach, SC

Alternative energy is a hot topic these days.  Every year, more and more companies and entrepreneurs are creating new and innovative technologies designed to produce clean energy, and more and more consumers are investing in these technologies.   Municipalities are now taking an active interest in providing clean energy to …

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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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Dec
3
2011
Cleveland's Buckeye Neighborhood Working to Become Green Retail District

“Over the past year, more than $48,000 has been invested in energy audits and “green” retrofits for merchants along Buckeye Road on Cleveland’s East Side. According to Deepa Vedavyas, Associate Director for Development at Buckeye Area Development Corporation (BADC), this is just the beginning. She hopes to see Buckeye Road …

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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
24
2011
Buy From a Small Business on 'Small Business Saturday' - And Throughout the Holiday Season

“First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. Now, there’s the 2nd annual Small Business Saturday, the day people support small businesses. Pledge to Shop SmallSM on Nov 26th. If millions of Americans shop small, it will be huge.” Small businesses employ most Americans and create most new American jobs. If you own …

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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
21
2011
Cleveland Design Manufacturer Floraline Display Earns Green Plus Certification

  Floraline Display, a Cleveland, Ohio-based manufacturing company, joins over 60 businesses and organizations across the United States that have earned full Green Plus certification. A family-owned and operated business for more than 20 years, Floraline Display manufactures commercial floral display fixtures and custom cabinetry.  Floraline began the Green Plus …

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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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Oct
31
2011
Green Plus at Triangle Entrepreneurship Week -- Nov. 14 - 18

The Green Plus team is pleased to support Triangle Entrepreneurship Week November 14th – 18th. Green Plus Executive Director Chris Carmody will present at TEW’s panel Discover: Starting Up Green, Friday, November 18, from 9-11am at Bull City Forward, with Will Geist, CEO of the Madison Energy Group, and Mark Saad …

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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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