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Sep
14
2011

Real Results for Managing Smart

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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
14
2011
Real Results for Acting Locally

Prioritizing people. Plus, keeping it local and real.   The Buckeye Area Development Corporation (BADC) used Green Plus to help encourage further green action after businesses in the district received energy audits. BADC hopes to see Buckeye Road merchants become the first “green-certified retail district” in Cleveland. Cargas, a software …

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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
14
2011
Real Results for Fast Movers

Stay ahead of the curve. Build culture. Attract new customers.   You might not think of a tire company as ‘green’, but Chapel Hill Tire & Car Care retrofitted with energy and water-efficient upgrades, planted a rain garden, and installed solar panels. That caught the attention of media and new …

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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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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 …

Dec
23
2009
The PTA Thrift Shop: Inspiring Community through Support and Reuse

The PTA Thrift Shop was established in 1952 to supply funds for art education in the Chapel Hill school district. Recently, Green Plus spoke with executive director Barbara Jean-Black asking her about her experiences with sustainability and what it’s like being a Green Plus certified business. What inspired you to …

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Nov
23
2009
Riley Life Logistics: Founded on Values of Sustainability, Integrity, Passion, and Innovation

Since 2007, Riley Life Logistics, based in Durham, North Carolina has worked to deliver superior outsourced service support to companies who aim to be sustainable and progressive.  They allow their customers to focus on advancing their own business while Riley Life manages product shipment and inventory. Riley Life Logistics is founded on the values …

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Nov
3
2009
Warfel Construction: Building for the Future

Warfel Construction Company, East Petersburg, provides general construction, construction management and design/build services to clients in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. Warfel specializes in working with institutional clients in the education, retirement living and health care industries. Warfel has been building “Green” for years, long before “sustainable design” and “LEED” were …

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Oct
19
2009
The Redwoods Group: A Socially Responsible Commercial Specialty Insurance Company

The Redwoods Group, headquartered in Morrisville, NC, is a privately held, socially responsible commercial specialty insurance company. The business and social mission of The Redwoods Group – whose motto is to Serve Others – is to protect and improve the quality of life in the communities it serves.  The Redwoods …

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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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