Green Plus Member News

Features, articles and news about Green Plus members written by Green Plus staff and Green Plus Members

Oct
12
2012
October Special: $100 off Green Plus Membership Fee

From now until Oct. 31, the Institute for Sustainable Development will be offering a $100 discount on Green Plus member subscriptions.  Normally a $550 value, businesses will be able to sign up and receive a two year membership for only $450.   Any new business is eligible to take part in this …

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Sep
4
2012
Reycling E-Waste Into E-ducation

We’re all familiar with how recycling works: metal, plastic, glass, etc. is melted down and reformulated into another product of the same basic nature and reused. All good: this reduces the amount of the new product which must be manufactured and keeps the old stuff out of our landfills. This …

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Triangle Ecycling is on a mission to promote a new alchemy: converting e-waste into education. We provide a way for businesses, organizations and individuals to support sustainability education and give back to the Triangle community through electronics refurbishing and recycling.
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Aug
20
2012
Five Organizations Earn Green Plus Certification

In the past six weeks, Green Plus has certified five businesses in multiple industries, all hailing from the Triangle area of North Carolina.  Top of the Hill Distillery, Integrated Laboratory Systems, Effect Energy, Auto Logic and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA) have all excelled in sustainability in …

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Jul
30
2012
Four Green Plus Businesses earn Re-Certification

Four of the earliest adopters and Certified organizations of the Green Plus program have recently earned Re-Certification.    Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center, The Redwoods Group, Warfel Construction, and Laser Plus, are four of the 11 organizations to become Green Plus Certified in the first year of the Certification’s …

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Jul
24
2012
The Most Important P in the Triple Bottom Line

The most important P in the triple bottom line of People, Planet, Performance is People.  This may sound funny coming from an “ecycling” startup that, in 4 short months, has kept nearly 25,000 pounds of e-waste out of landfills and considers Mother Earth to be our #1 client. But to …

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Triangle Ecycling is on a mission to promote a new alchemy: converting e-waste into education. We provide a way for businesses, organizations and individuals to support sustainability education and give back to the Triangle community through electronics refurbishing and recycling.
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May
14
2012
New Businesses Earn Green Plus Certification & Green Plus Mover Status

The Institute for Sustainable Development and Green Plus program has seen huge growth in the first half of 2012, adding four new Certified organizations and 17 new Movers to its network. Much of this growth was due to the generosity of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, Duke Energy, and …

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Mar
24
2012
APPLY NOW: Green Plus Scholarships for St. Louis Small Businesses

St. Louis, MO: Wells Fargo is providing free scholarships to qualifying smaller enterprises in St. Louis that want to pursue Green Plus education, networking, and certification in 2012 – 2013.  The standard price for Green Plus is $550. Wells Fargo’s sponsorship will make the Green Plus program free to up …

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Mar
14
2012
Piedmont EMC First Green Plus Organization to Earn Recertification

Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation of Hillsborough, North Carolina, is the first Green Plus organization to become re-certified in the Green Plus program. Piedmont EMC originally earned Certification in 2010. Piedmont EMC is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative based in Hillsborough — a nonprofit electric utility serving 32,000 consumers in parts of Alamance, Caswell, Durham, …

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Mar
9
2012
CBI Technologies of Lumberton, NC Earns Green Plus Certification

    CBI Technologies (Controlling Barrier Insects), a perimeter mosquito and pest control company based on the coastal plains of North Carolina in Lumberton has become the latest organization to earn Green Plus Certification. Harry Carter, the owner and founder of CBI, is very active in his community’s Adopt-a-Highway program …

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Feb
21
2012
NC Museum of Life and Science First Green Plus Certified Museum in U.S.

The North Carolina Museum of Life and Science has earned Green Plus Certification, becoming the first museum in the country to earn the distinction.   The Museum is located on 84 acres of land in Durham, North Carolina that includes an interactive science park, a butterfly conservatory, enclosed sanctuaries for the …

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