GP Staff News

News written by Green Plus staff

Jun
18
2013
ISD Announces Burt’s Bees + Green Plus Food System Consortium in Durham

NC Research Triangle-based Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) is teaming up with the Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation to create the Green Plus Durham Food System Consortium (DFSC). The Consortium of local, food-centric businesses and  nonprofits will share best practices and collaborate to strengthen the area’s food system and help …

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May
3
2013
ISD Welcomes Sweet Beet City Farm to the Burt’s Bees-Green Plus Durham Food Initiative

The Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) is pleased to welcome Sweet Beet City Farm, a new urban farm on the edge of downtown Durham, to the Burt’s Bees Green Plus Food Consortium. (You can follow and ‘Like’ Sweet Beet on Facebook here). I had a chance to see Sweet Beet in …

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Chris has spent over 20 years helping communities utilize sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and philanthropy as catalysts for economic growth. Chris serves as Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and the Green Plus™ -- a program dedicated to helping America's...
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Mar
5
2013
Interface’s QUEST to Reduce Waste

“What makes a company an environmental leader? There are many characteristics to consider. Vision and commitment from a company’s leadership, particularly the CEO, is imperative. As is a willingness to make big, audacious goals that prioritize long-term value over transient short-term gains. But without buy-in from a company’s employees, otherwise …

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Dec
20
2012
Wenger Feeds earns Green Plus Re-Certification

  Congratulations to Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s, Wenger Feeds for its recent Re-Certification with Green Plus.   Wenger Feeds was the first agricultural business to take part in Green Plus, and one of the first in Lancaster.  Wenger Feeds excels in incorporating common-sense sustainability practices, like recycling used oil and oil filters …

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Dec
11
2012
Triangle Green Business Challenge Award Recipients

On Friday, Dec. 7, six Triangle businesses were recognized for their efforts during the first annual Triangle Green Business Challenge.  Green Plus was proud to be the Gold Sponsor of the Challenge and offer free memberships to the 21 businesses that were nominated for the awards. Achievement Awards, which were …

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Sep
17
2012
Free Webinar: Employee Engagement for 21st Century Success

Join us for this free Green Plus Webinar (Weds., Sept. 26, at 2pm EST) to talk with experts from The Hitachi Foundation, the SJF Institute, and business leaders about best practices for employee engagement you can adopt to help your company and your employees succeed in a competitive marketplace. Learn about the Hitachi Foundation’s ground-breaking …

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Sep
12
2012
Please Check out our Environmental Help Desk for Business

In April, the we launched our beta Environmental Help Desk for Business with D.C.-based Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC). Through the Environmental Help Desk for Business, Green Plus and the BCLC convene businesses large, small, and in-between, in a discussion of new green supply chain standards and environmental innovation that can save …

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Chris has spent over 20 years helping communities utilize sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and philanthropy as catalysts for economic growth. Chris serves as Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and the Green Plus™ -- a program dedicated to helping America's...
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Aug
9
2012
2 Certified Green Plus Businesses Among TBJ 2012 Clean & Green Finalists

Marc Pons of Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center and Jim Beley of The Umstead Hotel & Spa are  finalists for the Triangle Business Journal‘s 2012 Clean and Green awards. Both Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center and the Umstead Hotel & Spa are long standing Certified Green Plus businesses. …

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Jul
24
2012
‘Business Delivering Environmental Innovation’

By Intel’s Gary Niekerk for the Business Civic Leadership Center “Today, businesses are using their passion for innovation to develop and build new technologies that can address some of the world’s most pressing environmental and sustainability challenges. For example, the development and application of “smart” technologies to manage buildings, transportation systems, …

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Jul
6
2012
Hitachi Foundation Pioneer Employer Map: A Great New Business Resource

Green Plus partners with the Hitachi Foundation to educate business owners on employee engagement and other ways they can be more effective on the People side of sustainability. The Hitachi Foundation’s new Pioneer Employer Map is a great, free resource for business owners who are looking for best practice examples …

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