Business Tips, Resources & Ideas

Best practices, tips, resources and articles about sustainable business practices.

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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May
24
2012
Podcast: Hitachi Foundation / Green Plus Partnership

The Hitachi Foundation and Green Plus have recently joined in a collaborative partnership to extend and promote the Foundation’s research on workforce training and employee engagement.  In a brand new podcast by Green Plus, Community Coordinator Amanda Komar talks with Tom Strong, a Program Manager for the Hitachi Foundation, about …

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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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Oct
31
2011
A New Podcast: What Is Green Plus?

What is Green Plus? Green Plus Community Coordinator Amanda Komar sat down with Chris Carmody, Executive Director for the Institute for Sustainable Development, to answer that question and to discuss the history, theory of change, and the ins and outs of the program.  The podcast can be found here. Chris and …

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Oct
27
2011
'Starting Up Green,' and 'Make My Business Greener': Two Small Business Guides

Last year, the Institute for Sustainable Development developed two guides to the green economy for entrepreneurs and incumbent small businesses.  There are two guides: 1. Starting Up Green: Discovering Your Unique Entry Point in the Green Economy 2. Make My Business Greener: Opportunities to Save Money by Going Green The workbooks share …

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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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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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Sep
16
2011
Podcast: HVAC Systems

This summer, Amanda Komar, Community Coordinator at Green Plus, teamed up with Garrett Ziegler, graduate student at the Center for Sustainable Tourism at East Carolina University to bring you insightful content on topics related to tourism and sustainability. In this podcast, Amanda and Garrett discuss HVAC systems. This is the fifth in …

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Sep
16
2011
Podcast: Energy Monitoring & Management

This summer, Amanda Komar, Community Coordinator at Green Plus, teamed up with Garrett Ziegler, graduate student at the Center for Sustainable Tourism at East Carolina University to bring you insightful content on topics related to tourism and sustainability. In this podcast, Amanda and Garrett discuss energy monitoring and management. This is the …

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