Green Plus Member News

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

Dec
6
2011
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools becomes first Green Plus Certified school district in the country

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School district in North Carolina is the latest organization to earn Green Plus Certification, the first school system in the country to become certified. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools has been partnering with Green Plus since the program’s infancy, before it was even fully established.  It worked …

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Nov
1
2011
Assembled Products Corp. of Rogers, AR, Earns Green Plus Certification

Assembled Products Corporation, a manufacturing company based in Rogers, Arkansas, joined the growing list of businesses and organizations to become Certified Green Plus. APC, which scored over 90% on the Green Plus Certification Survey, manufactures products that are sold to Fortune 100 Retailers, who, much like the Green Plus program, assess …

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Oct
25
2011
Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA becomes first Green Plus Certified Y in the country

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA has become the first YMCA in the country to earn full Green Plus Certification, joining the ranks of more than 55 Certified businesses around the country to earn the distinction. 210 additional small businesses and non-profits are currently working toward full Green Plus Certification. YMCA organizations can …

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Jun
27
2011
Counter Culture Coffee Supports Employees' Sustainability Projects With Green Fund

Counter Culture Coffee has officially announced a new program to support the personal sustainability-related projects of our employees.  The Counter Culture Coffee Green Fund will match employees’ financial investments in self-motivated sustainability projects up to $500 per year.  Such projects might include green building classes, personal finance, gardening supplies, public transportation …

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Jun
24
2011
Green Plus™ Mover PlotWatt™ Wins GE Ecomagination Award

Congratulations to PlotWatt on securing $1 million in venture capital funding and winning a GE Ecomagination Challenge award. The GE contest recognized just five winners among 856 entries. Durham, NC-based PlotWatt is a Green Plus Mover. “PlotWatt, a three-year-old startup, aims to help consumers turn smartgrid information into savings on utility bills. …

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Jun
9
2011
Seven Businesses in North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina Earn Green Plus Certification

The Institute for Sustainable Development is excited to welcome seven new organizations in four states Green Plus Certified community.  The newest organizations to achieve Green Plus Certification include Ad Spice Promotional Marketing (Durham, NC) AlphaGraphics Cary (Cary, NC) Counter Culture Coffee (Durham, NC) High Associates (Lancaster, PA) North Myrtle Beach …

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Jun
1
2011
Graystone Properties Manages Tyler Village

Graystone Properties is more than just a commercial real estate owner and property manager.  We are the driving force behind Tyler Village, which is a million square foot adaptive re-use project in the city of Cleveland, as well as other classic buildings near downtown Cleveland. To visionaries, older buildings represent …

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May
31
2011
Rebates to Green Your Bottom Line: June 17 Energy Solutions Forum in Cleveland, Ohio

Rising energy costs and their associated volatility continue to pose challenges to businesses and their ability to forecast costs long-term. While many business owners look to measures such as energy efficiency as an opportunity to mitigate the financial impact of increasing energy costs, they often encounter challenges in the form …

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May
19
2011
Leaner, Meaner, Keener & Greener

Ride Your Bike to Work Week (this week) and Ride Your Bike to Work Day (Friday) nudges us to be leaner, meaner, keener & greener.

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Jan is a Coach, Teacher, Speaker and Author. Areas of expertise include performance management and corporate culture. Her specialty as a coach is working with women in leadership positions take charge in more effective ways, make things happen and inspire others to do the same.
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Apr
5
2011
The Corporate Culture Cure

April 5th, 2011 by Larry Herst When you hear the word “culture,” you, like most people, probably picture some other land with strange customs you don’t quite comprehend. Culture is odd or other to us, which is why we often fail to see what makes up our own. We’re too …

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