GP Staff News

News written by Green Plus staff

Nov
2
2009
Local Chambers of Commerce Demonstrate Fresh Leadership, Diversity of Opinion on Sustainability

(NB: As the author correctly notes, the Institute for Sustainable Development is partnered with the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). The ACCE is a distinct and separate organization from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  According to the organization, “ACCE’s mission is to support and develop chamber professionals to lead …

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Oct
14
2009
COSE First to Offer Green Plus™ in Ohio

Cleveland, October 14, 2009- One of the largest American chambers of commerce, the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE), has become the first business association to offer the Green Plus™ sustainability education and certification program to Ohio’s smaller enterprises.   Green Plus™ is a three-part program to help smaller enterprises improve their performance …

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Oct
12
2009
Chambers, Institute Present Sustainability Efforts in D.C.

Representatives of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce and Institute for Sustainable Development discussed the Green Plus program with U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Dennis Hightower and 40 U.S. Senate and House staffers Tuesday at the invitation of Partners for Livable Communities and the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). …

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Sep
11
2009
Laser Plus First Pennsylvania Business to Be Certified Green Plus

The Institute for Sustainable Development is pleased to announce that Laser Plus has become the first Pennsylvania business to receive Green Plus Certification. This distinction establishes the company as a pioneer in Pennsylvania’s burgeoning green movement and cements its reputation as a provider of high-quality, environmentally friendly printing solutions. The …

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Aug
25
2009
Green Plus Launched in Arkansas

Rogers Lowell First Chamber of Commerce in state to offer Green Plus. With the launch by the Rogers Lowell Chamber of Commerce, Arkansas became the third state where businesses can gain a Green Plus Chamber Partner discount. Four area businesses, including Brick Street Botanical, Don’s Cold Storage & Transportation, Stitt …

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Jul
31
2009
American Chamber of Commerce Executives Announces Green Plus™ Partnership

Partnership To Make Green Plus™ Available to 1.2 million U.S. & Canadian Businesses The American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) announced today that it will partner with the North Carolina Research Triangle based Institute for Sustainable Development to offer Green Plus™, a program to help small businesses succeed while becoming …

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Jul
9
2009
Thirteen Businesses in Three States Receive Green Plus Recognition

Thirteen Businesses in Three States Receive Green Plus Recognition Four North Carolina Businesses Become Green Plus Certified; Companies in Pennsylvania and Connecticut Complete First Stage of Certification Thirteen businesses in the Green Plus program were recognized by the Institute for Sustainable Development for their exceptional efforts toward triple bottom line …

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Jul
6
2009
Institute for Sustainable Development Names New Director, Staff & Senior Fellows

(July 6, 2009 – North Carolina Research Triangle) The Institute for Sustainable Development appointed a new Director and announced its new staff, including two Senior Fellows. Chris Carmody, a social entrepreneur who was hired by the Institute in 2008 to launch its Green Plus program, will direct the programs of …

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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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Jun
23
2009
Video: Small Businesses Share Their Experiences Saving Money, Improving Operations through Sustainability

Three small businesses from the landscaping, restaurants, and IT sectors discussed how sustainability in general and Green Plus in particular help them improve operations, save money, and become better environmental and community stewards. The businesses included Bland Landscaping, the Chapel Hill Restaurant Group, and iContact. The Triangle Success Forum is …

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Jun
16
2009
New Program to Help Lancaster Small Businesses Grow

The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry is now offering a program, unique to the commonwealth, to help small businesses prosper in this economy. Green Plus is the brainchild of the Institute for Sustainable Development based in North Carolina. The web-based initiative provides small businesses with information and tools to …