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May
25
2010
North American Sustainable Enterprise Awards Finalists Announced

The Institute for Sustainable Development announced its 2010 Green Plus™ North American Sustainable Enterprise (NASE) Finalists. The awards are designed to recognize smaller enterprises in a variety of sectors for the example they have set in advancing triple-bottom-line sustainability. The awards, presented by GlaxoSmithKline, bring together academic, business, and philanthropic …

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May
18
2010
Partners for Livable Communities, Institute to Offer Green Plus Chamber Award

As part of the Green Plus North American Sustainable Enterprise Awards, the Institute for Sustainable Development and Partners for Livable Communities are collaborating in recognizing a Green Plus Chamber of Commerce. “Over the past year, Partners for Livable Communities has explored how business leaders, faced with the challenge of ensuring the …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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May
11
2010
Sustainable Cleveland 2019

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson convened a three day sustainability summit in September 2009.  A diverse group of more than 700 people participated in the Appreciative Inquiry process, developed at Case Western Reserve University, to rapidly identify areas of opportunity to reinvent Cleveland and Northeast Ohio’s economy. Mayor Jackson’s vision is …

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Founded in 1985, Lube Stop is the oldest privately owned quick oil change company in Northeast Ohio. Lube Stop employs 240 people operating 37 locations in the Cleveland and Akron-Canton areas. Every month over 25,000 customers choose Lube Stop to provide quick, confident, complete service with...
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May
10
2010
Institute for Sustainable Development Names Its 2010 Sustainability Fellows

The Institute for Sustainable Development today named its 2010 Sustainability Fellows. The 2010 Class of Sustainability Fellows comprises graduate students and professionals from six universities in four different states. Fellows include Donna Daniels, Solita Denard, Max Felsher, Karina Hilton Spiegel, Jessie Margolis, Alissa Marturano, Marissa Mitzner, Darshan Mundada, Stacie Nagy, …

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May
5
2010
New Directions: Institute Spins Off, Assembles New Board to Support Sustainability in North America

Originally incubated as a program of the Chapel Hill -based Foundation for a Sustainable Community, the Institute for Sustainable Development has been spun off as a distinct non-profit organization with its own board and staff and a new vision and mission.  Tony Waldrop, Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development …

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Apr
26
2010
Vote now: Green Plus People's Choice Awards

Voting has closed for the Green Plus People’s Choice awards!  The organization with the most votes will win the Green Plus People’s Choice award at the Green Plus North American Sustainable Enterprise awards on June 18, 2010.

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Apr
8
2010
Council for Smaller Enterprises Update: "Why Businesses Are Saying Sustainability Is Worth the Effort"

“Green Up and Stay in the Black:” The April 2010 COSE Update  profiles Certified Green Plus Taylor Companies and the Green Plus program itself.

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Apr
4
2010
Five New Businesses Certified Green Plus™ by the Institute for Sustainable Development

Five businesses achieve Green Plus™ Certification, Forty-one others complete first phase of certification process Forty-six businesses were recognized for their dedication to triple bottom line sustainability in the Green Plus TM by the Institute for Sustainable Development.  Five businesses in North Carolina and Pennsylvania obtained Green Plus TM certification, while thirty-nine …

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Mar
31
2010
Institute Opens Durham, N.C. Office at the John O’Daniel Exchange

The Institute for Sustainable Development has established a new office in Durham at the John O’Daniel Exchange. “We’re thrilled to have a presence at the Exchange,” said Chris Carmody, Director of the Institute. “The Green Plus program has a special commitment to helping all people benefit from triple bottom line …

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Mar
25
2010
Vote for Green Plus until April 1st -- Help Us Inspire a New Generation of Sustainability Leaders

The Institute’s Green Plus program has been accepted for consideration for Pepsi’s ‘Refresh’ grants program. Your vote will help us help small businesses become more competitive through becoming more environmentally and socially sustainable. Please support us by clicking below and leaving your vote (you can vote through your Facebook account). …

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