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Jun
18
2013

What’s Your Green IQ?

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What's Your Green IQ?

Think you know a lot about going green? Take our quiz and find out your “Green IQ.” Questions 1. T / F: Energy conservation is different than energy efficiency.  2. T / F: USDA organic foods do not use pesticides. 3. T / F: When appliances are off, they use …

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Shannon recently completed a master’s degree in Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the religious dimensions of social and environmental justice movements in the twentieth-century American South. Before moving to North Carolina, Shannon...
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Nov
19
2012

It’s so often said these days that it’s almost cliche, but “you can’t manage what you don’t measure.” But even with data, you need the right tools for management. To help you manage, Green Plus prepared a handy Excel template that includes graphs so you can see trends over time. …

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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
17
2012
New Business Guide: Getting the Most Out of Your Green Plus Profile

Networking — along with education and recognition — is one of the three major aspects of Green Plus’ business services.  We want you to work with businesses who, like you, are working their hardest to make their business practices more sustainable, so you can make new connections in your community …

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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
19
2011
NEEF Report: Sustainability through Employee Engagement

From GreenBiz.com – This report, the third produced by NEEF’s Business & Environment Program, examines how leading companies are moving toward a more strategic approach to employee engagement in corporate sustainability activities by creating a culture of sustainability throughout their firms. In this report, the reader will find company case studies …

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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
8
2011

You don’t have to get a degree to stay in the know about what’s happening in the sustainable business field.  There are some great news sources for business sustainability, and all of the below offer newsletters delivered right to your inbox.  Here are some of our favorite sources for keeping …

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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
26
2011
SJF Institute Releases 'Employees Matter Report'

(From the SJF Institute) “Our new report, “Employees Matter: Maximizing Company Value Through Workforce Engagement,” profiles two dozen fast growing entrepreneurial firms that utilize employee ownership and engagement strategies which their executives say are closely linked with improved business performance.  We use these company profiles to frame and illustrate ten …

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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
18
2011
More from the MIT/BCG Study: Seven Sustainability Lessons from Embracers

Last month, the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) released a research report entitled, “Sustainability: The ‘Embracers’ Seize Advantage.”  The research is based on a survey of more than 3,000 business executives and managers from companies with total employees ranging from fewer than 500 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
14
2010
GreenBiz.com: Five Stages on the Sustainability Journey

Companies that are wondering about how to take their sustainability efforts to the next level may benefit from knowing that most leading sustainability companies — particularly the larger ones — progressed in several stages, and over a multi-year period. Based on our work and research with dozens of companies, I …

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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
2010
GreenBiz: 5 Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Care about Sustainability

These days leaders of small businesses have their hands full just trying to survive. So why would they add a sustainability strategy to their already overloaded priorities? Because sustainability strategies are all about business survival. Like it or not, sustainability offers both threats and opportunities for small businesses. And the …

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May
21
2010
Sustainable Practices Important to Retention, Attraction of Younger Workers

There are a variety of reasons for businesses to pursue sustainable practices, from wanting to improve the health of the surrounding community to reducing costs. Another competitive advantage for sustainable businesses is in attraction and retention of younger workers. From Fast Company: “According to Greenbiz, the OXYGENZ report surveyed 3,011 …

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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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