GP Staff News

News written by Green Plus staff

Nov
8
2011
ISD Welcomes New Green Plus Graduate Assistants

The Institute is pleased to introduce our 2011 Green Plus Graduate Assistants, including Ryan Donnelly, from the Fuqua School of Business; George Kataoka from the Nicholas School of the Environment; Jessica Lab, also from the Nicholas School of the Environment; and Jacob Widlitz from the Sanford School of Public Policy. …

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Oct
27
2011
'Starting Up Green,' and 'Make My Business Greener': Two Small Business Guides

Last year, the Institute for Sustainable Development developed two guides to the green economy for entrepreneurs and incumbent small businesses.  There are two guides: 1. Starting Up Green: Discovering Your Unique Entry Point in the Green Economy 2. Make My Business Greener: Opportunities to Save Money by Going Green The workbooks share …

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Oct
11
2011
"One Man's Struggle to Bridge the Landlord-Tenant Energy Divide"

 “One lesson is that real estate, and the relationship between landlords and tenants, really matters. He has high hopes for “green leases,” a type of contract that would allow both to benefit from energy efficiency. The renter would save money on utility bills, and the landlord’s building would have more …

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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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Oct
3
2011
Carbon War Room's Half Billion Dollar Alternative Energy / Energy Efficiency Initiative

“The Carbon War Room, an independent non-profit, founded by Sir Richard Branson, that harnesses the power of entrepreneurs to unlock gigaton solutions to climate change, announced today the launch of a new consortium that will unlock billions of dollars of investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies for US …

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Aug
1
2011
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to Support Green Plus

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation has made its first General Operating grant in support of the Institute for Sustainable Development’s Green Plus program. space “Support from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation will help Green Plus help businesses in economically challenged North Carolina communities strengthen both their bottom lines and their …

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Jul
4
2011
American Chamber of Commerce Executives & Green Plus

Two years ago, the Institute for Sustainable Development partnered with the American Chamber of Commerce Executives to bring sustainability expertise, networking, and recognition to America’s smaller enterprises through Green Plus. Since then, the Green Plus team has worked with the ACCE not only to help American small business, but to …

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Jun
22
2011
Green Plus To Present On Smaller Enterprise Sustainability at R4 Conference

Members of the Green Plus team will talk about the role of smaller enterprise in sustainability innovation at the Business Civic Leadership Center’s R4 Conference (Revitalization, Reinvention, Resilience, Responsibility) — to register, click here — or for information, read below: “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce BCLC National R4 Conference is …

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Jun
21
2011
Green Plus™ Award Winners Discuss Local Impact on National Policy

(Washington, D.C.) The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce, Cleveland, OH, Savannah, GA, and North Myrtle Beach, S.C. were each awarded a 2011 Green Plus Award for community-based innovation in sustainable economic development. The awards were made at PNC Bank regional headquarters in Washington, D.C. by the …

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Jun
19
2011
How Cities Like Chattanooga Can Alter the National Discussion

(From the Chattanooga Times Free Press) “A group of national business and environmental leaders last week honored Chattanooga’s economic development agency for bringing Volkswagen to what was formerly one of the most polluted sites in the South. space J.Ed. Marston, vice president of marketing and communication for the Chattanooga Area …

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Jun
15
2011
2011 Green Plus Community, Chamber of Commerce Winners Announced

The Institute for Sustainable Development announced the winners of its annual Green Plus Community and Green Plus Chamber of Commerce Awards. The Institute, with Partners for Livable Communities and the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, makes the annual awards to chambers of commerce to recognize exceptional leadership in sustainable, triple …

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