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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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Feb
24
2012
Hitachi Foundation In Search Of Young Entrepreneurs Improving American Communities

Are you, or do you know, the next Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneur? Did you establish a financially viable business with the intention of offering low-wealth individuals in America a leg up? Have you been in business for 1-5 years? Were you under the age of 30 when you launched your business? …

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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
17
2012
Green Plus Partner Discount Pays Off

Our Yes! Solar Solutions Green Plus Partner Discount continues to offer benefits.  Our very first discount to Irregardless Café, who we met at our first Green Plus event when we were both “movers” was for an energy audit.  Among the recommendations for energy efficiency was the use of solar to …

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Yes! Solar Solutions is a Cary, NC based energy solutions company. Owners Stew and Kathy Miller are longtime small business owners in Cary and assembled a team of professionals passionate about energy conservation and alternative energy solutions. We specialize in solar photovoltaic systems and...
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Nov
21
2011
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In an era where going green is a given, sustainability is smart for businesses and communities.  Green Plus is working to lower barriers to becoming green so that everyone can arm themselves with the knowledge they need to participate.  As one of our past fellows once said, Green Plus is 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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Nov
15
2011
Raleigh-Based Excel Moving & Storage Earns Green Plus Certification

Excel Moving & Storage, a warehousing and transportation company in Raleigh, North Carolina, has joined the 60 business and organizations across the country that have officially become Green Plus Certified. Started in 1997, Excel provides moving services all over North Carolina, plus storage facilities in Greensboro, North Carolina, and its …

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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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Nov
2
2011
Zero Waste to Landfill – BONUS

What It Is Zero waste is when absolutely no trash or other types of solid waste generated in a business or home are sent to a landfill. It goes beyond recycling in that it strives for the most efficient use possible for all materials and that those materials either return to 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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Oct
6
2011
"Smaller Businesses Get Big Bottom-Line Benefits from Sustainability"

From GreenBiz.com: “Small- and medium-sized enterprises are placing more emphasis on sustainability and its paying off on the bottom lines says their accountants. Three international accounting bodies have released a comprehensive research report underlining the growing emphasis small- and medium-sized enterprises are placing on sustainability as it becomes increasingly crucial to …

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Chris has spent over 20 years helping communities utilize sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and philanthropy as catalysts for economic growth. Chris serves as Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and the Green Plus™ -- a program dedicated to helping America's...
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Sep
14
2011
Real Results for Managing Smart

Track your operations better with Green Plus. Save money and time with efficiencies.   Accounting firm HPG found that with the copious amount of sunlight streaming through its office windows, it didn’t need all the interior lights it used. So the company took out one light tube from every fixture …

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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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Sep
28
2009
One of Oldest U.S. Furniture Manufacturing Companies is Certified Green Plus™

The Taylor Companies, founded in 1816 and believed to be the oldest furniture manufacturer in the United States, became the first Ohio company to be Certified Green Plus™ by the Institute for Sustainable Development. The firm was recently featured in Business Week article “When Going Green Isn’t About Marketing” for its …

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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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