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Oct
1
2015
Summer Certification Wrap Up!

It has been an incredibly busy summer for us at Green Plus.  Since Memorial Day (the official start for summer in our book), we welcomed 21 new members, and 11 newly Certified businesses.  We also welcomed businesses that operate in states where Green Plus previously had no presence, including Iowa, Wisconsin, …

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Sep
29
2015
Kontos Fruit Company/Flavor-Pic Tomato Company earns Green Plus Certification

Congratulations to the Alex Kontos Fruit Company/Flavor-Pic Tomato Company for its recent Green Plus Certification!   Alex Kontos Fruit Company, based in Birmingham, AL, was started in 1888 to provide local consumers with fresh bananas and has grown into a major distributor of fresh fruit and vegetables for the southeast. Flavor-Pic Tomato Company …

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Sep
24
2015
Foster-Caviness earns Green Plus Certification

Congratulations to Foster-Caviness for its recent Certification with Green Plus!!   Like many of our recent Certifications, Foster-Caviness–which has three locations between Greensboro, Charlotte, and Raleigh, NC–came to Green Plus through the PRO*ACT program, a national membership organization of food and produce distributors.   “Being Green Plus Certified is incredibly important …

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Sep
10
2015
Finger Puppets Inc. earns Green Plus Certification

Congratulations to Finger Puppets Inc., the latest business to earn Green Plus Certification!   Based in Palm Desert, CA, Finger Puppets Inc. makes sustainably produced finger puppets and toys for children.  Right from the onset, founder and CEO Robby Sorensen was extremely motivated to make his business as sustainable as …

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Sep
4
2015
Premier ProduceOne earns Green Plus Certification

Congratulations to Premier ProduceOne — operating out of Cleveland, Dayton, and Columbus, Ohio — the latest business to earn Green Plus Certification. Premier ProduceOne is now the eighth business that came to Green Plus through PRO*ACT to earn full Certification. “Premier ProduceOne sees this as an eco-friendly initiative and we’re taking a step …

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Sep
2
2015
General Produce becomes first Green Plus Certified business in California

Congratulations to General Produce, the most recent business to earn Green Plus Certification, and the very first from the state of California! Like many of our recent Certifications, General Produce joined Green Plus as part of PRO*ACT, a membership network of food distributors from all over the country.  General Produce …

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Aug
28
2015
Loffredo Fresh most recent business to earn Green Plus Certification

We’ve had a lot of firsts this week, and we’re happy to add Loffredo Fresh as the most recent Green Plus Certified business, and the first Certified business based in the state of Iowa!   Like many of our recently Certified businesses, Loffredo Fresh Produce came to Green Plus through …

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Aug
27
2015
Piazza Produce fourth business in a week to earn Green Plus Certification

Congratulations to Piazza Produce in Indianapolis for its recent Green Plus Certification! Piazza Produce is the sixth business that came to Green Plus from PRO*ACT to earn Certification, and the fourth in the past week alone. Among its other distinctions, Piazza Produce is also the first Green Plus Certified business in the …

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Aug
26
2015
Pocono ProFoods earns Green Plus Certification

This has been a great couple of weeks for Green Plus businesses!  We’re excited to welcome Pocono ProFoods of Stroudsburg, PA as the most recent Green Plus Certified business.   Pocono ProFoods is the fourth business that came to Green Plus as part of the PRO*ACT group – a national …

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Aug
20
2015
Park Foundation earns Green Plus Certification

Congratulations to the Park Foundation, the most recent organization to earn Green Plus Certification.   The Park Foundation, based in Ithaca, New York, has been a close partner of Green Plus for several years.  After a lengthy remodel of its office space, the Park Foundation began pursuing LEED certification under the …

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