GP Staff News

News written by Green Plus staff

Nov
11
2010
New Green Plus Certified Businesses and Green Plus Movers

The Institute for Sustainable Development is proud to announce four new organizations achieved full Green Plus TM Certification in the third quarter of 2010: The Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce (IN); Global Electric Electronic Processing’s (GEEP) branch in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; High Construction and Greenfield Architects (Lancaster, PA),: …

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Nov
8
2010
Institute Senior Fellow Shana Starobin on Why Some Third Party Certifiers Are More Credible Than Others" - in the Berkeley Electronic Press

In “The Search for Credible Information in Social and Environmental Global Governance: The Kosher Label,” Duke University’s Shana Starobin and Erika Weinthal examine why some third party certifiers are more credible than others. An Abstract in The Berkeley Electronic Press sums up their analysis: “Hundreds of ‘eco-labels’ and ‘social labels’ …

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Nov
7
2010
Sustainability as an Economic Opportunity In North Carolina

A discussion of how sustainable business can present opportunities similar to those create by North Carolina’s biotechnology push 30 years ago — excerpted from an article by Christopher Gergen and Stephen Martin: “Again, the focus is on the purposeful expansion and acceleration of a promising sector – coordinating research, funding …

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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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Nov
3
2010
Initiative To Connect Rural Business, Sustainable Economic Development in North Carolina

    NC Rural Center, Institute for Sustainable Development, Partner to Help Rural North Carolina Business through Green Education, Micro Loans The North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center and the Institute for Sustainable Development have partnered to help businesses in the state’s 85 rural counties improve their bottom lines, linking …

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Oct
12
2010
Two Newly Certified Business Announced, Recognized at Raleigh Chamber Luncheon

The Institute for Sustainable Development is proud to announce the two newest Green Plus Certified businesses: The Irregardless Café & Catering, Raleigh, NC and Yes! Solar Solutions of the Triangle, Cary, NC.  Both businesses are members of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and were announced at the Chamber’s Green Plus Recognition luncheon at the Irregardless …

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Oct
10
2010
Brattle Group Study Assesses Economic Impact of CA Law on Small Business

“According to a new study by The Brattle Group, California’s landmark clean energy law (AB 32) will have virtually unnoticeable impacts on small business… The report, issued by the California Business Alliance for a Green Economy, uses empirical data on the cost characteristics of small businesses to estimate the economic impacts of AB 32. …

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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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Sep
22
2010
New Opportunities for Cleveland Area Businesses

The Council of Smaller Enterprises and the City of Cleveland are offering exciting opportunities for members and local businesses. A new Cleveland procurement policy gives local and sustainable certified businesses a 4% discount on bids for the city. COSE is offering a $200 rebate on Green Plus as well as a $250 …

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Sep
21
2010
Green Plus Gives Businesses Edge Under In City of Cleveland Local & Sustainable Bidders Preference

First of a Kind Law Gives Bid Advantages, Triple Bottom Line Sustainability Training to Local Businesses The City of Cleveland, the Institute for Sustainable Development, and the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) have teamed up to help northeast Ohio businesses save money, improve their operations, and gain opportunities for new …

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Sep
20
2010
Video Invitation to the COSE Small Business Conference

The fifth annual COSE Small Business Conference is a two-day, first-class conference experience packed with educational workshops, national keynote speakers, a business-to-business tradeshow and effective networking opportunities. Register today and reserve your seat on October 20 and 21 for this one-of-a-kind special event! Click here to check out the COSE …

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Sep
20
2010
NC State, Institute for Sustainable Development Partner to Help Small Businesses

At a Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Green Plus™ recognition event today, the Institute for Sustainable Development announced a new partnership with North Carolina State University.  The Institute is a consortium of universities and chambers of commerce to help small businesses and communities become more sustainable, and to help foster a new generation …

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