As we move into the Fall, we’ve expanded our team and launched new opportunities for Green Plus participants.
• In September, we hired Amanda Komar, our first Green Plus Community Coordinator. Amanda’s main roles will be to help participating Green Plus businesses and non-profits locate the resources they need to keep moving down the sustainability path, to connect them with other participants for learning and commerce, and to help them tell their stories (including producing a great new Green Plus Podcast series featuring lessons from Green Plus businesses). Amanda was selected as a 2011 Green Plus Fellow, and her educational and work background with the environment and journalism will be a great asset to Green Plus participants everywhere.
• We’ve also launch a new web site – check it out! The new site is designed to help Green Plus businesses connect with one another — not only in their own communities, but across states and regions. We appreciate the work and creative visions of Triangle-based brand strategists Design Kompany and web/graphic design firm BLine Design.
• Finally – we’re excited to have added several great new members to our board from companies that set a strong example
o Chris Bingham, CEO of Riley Life Inc.
o Jim Fryling, Senior VP / Claims & General Counsel of The Redwoods Group
o Matt Kopac, Corporate Responsibility Manager for iContact
o Napoleon Wallace, Special Assistant to the CEO of Self Help
Of this group, the Redwoods Group played a critical role in launching Green Plus in 2009, and both the Redwoods Group and Riley Life Inc. are Certified Green Plus companies. Our vision for the Institute’s Board is to have great academic leaders working side by side with exemplary business leaders – to both set an example for smaller enterprises and to learn from them.
We are excited about our new season, and look forward to working with you.
-Chris Carmody, Executive Director
The Institute for Sustainable Development / Green Plus