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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
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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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
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
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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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
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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Oct
23
2011
Starting Up? Introducing the Green Plus Sustainability Road Map for StartUps

Planning a Startup? Even though you might not have hired your first employee or left your garage, you might already have a vision for the kind of business you want your company to become — including being sustainable. At Green Plus, we’re often asked by early stage entrepreneurs what they …

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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
19
2011
GreenBiz.com: 10 Communication Strategies to Engage Employees in Sustainability

“Committing to sustainability, and taking action on it, is a critical element of today’s corporate world, but without getting employees on board through a successful internal communications program, green and other social good initiatives are much less likely to succeed.” “Weinreb Group sat down with Susan McPherson, a Senior Vice President …

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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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