GP Staff News

News written by Green Plus staff

Jun
12
2011
New Position - Green Plus Community Coordinator

Would you like to play a role in making American more prosperous, healthier, and more sustainable? Do you love meeting many and working with many kinds of new people on a daily basis? Does the idea of helping our country’s small businesses reach the cutting edge of triple bottom line …

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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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Jun
8
2011
2011 Green Plus Sustainability Summer Fellows Named

The Institute for Sustainable Development today announced its 2011 Sustainability Summer Fellows. The 2011 class of Sustainability Fellows comprises graduate students, undergraduates and professionals from Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and East Carolina University. Fellows include Jeremy Bogen, Molly Boyle, Susannah Brouwer, Amanda Komar and …

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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
10
2011
Green Plus and ISO: A Comparison

This is the third post in a series comparing Green Plus to other sustainability certifications and tools. In this post, we’ll be looking at ISO 14001, the Environmental Management process certification. Many Green Plus Certified organizations are also ISO certified (sometimes twice or even three times over). The International Organization …

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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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Apr
5
2011
The 2011 Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Awards Video & Still Photos

Check out our new video from the 2011 Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Awards, presented by GlaxoSmithKline at the Research Triangle Park Foundation, and click here to see still photos from the event. The Green Plus Awards recognize smaller for-profit and non-profit enterprises for the example they set in triple bottom line …

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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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Apr
5
2011
Green Plus and GRI: A Comparison

This is the second post in a series discussing how Green Plus fits into the overall sustainability landscape.  In this post, we’ll be focusing on an established and respected reporting framework, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).  Though we typically try to keep our posts short, there’s a lot to cover here. …

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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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Mar
11
2011
Green Plus and LEED: A Comparison

We are often asked about all of the different sustainability certifications and how Green Plus fits in the overall landscape.  This is the first post in a series of posts about different certifications.  LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), a green building certification program administered by the US Green …

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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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Mar
8
2011
TheCSRMinute features Green Plus North American Sustainable Enterprise Award Winners

If you’re unable to view the video below, please click here. Congratulations to our winners: The Taylor Companies, Lube Stop, Laser Plus, Communication Matters, and The Scrap Exchange!

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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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Feb
25
2011
Accepting Nominations: Green Plus Sustainable City of the Year, due 4/15

In partnership with Next American City and Partners for Livable Communities, the Institute for Sustainable Development will make its first Green Plus City Award for a U.S. or Canadian town or city that has demonstrated exemplary leadership in making its community more sustainable. The Institute for Sustainable Development is a non-profit partnership of university …

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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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Feb
25
2011
Accepting Nominations: Green Plus Sustainable Chamber of the Year, due 4/15

In 2011, the Institute will offer two distinct Green Plus Sustainable Chamber of the Year Awards The Green Plus Chamber Award for Leadership in Sustainable Economic Development   Green Plus Chamber Award for Leadership in Member Sustainability Nominate a U.S. or Canadian Chamber of Commerce for a Green Plus Sustainable Chamber Award …

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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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Feb
25
2011
2011 Green Plus North American Sustainable Enterprise Award Winners Announced

The Institute for Sustainable Development has announced the winners of the 2011 Green Plus North American Sustainable Enterprise Awards. The Awards are given to smaller enterprises in the U.S. for excellence in triple bottom line sustainability, are presented annually at the North Carolina Research Triangle Park Foundation by GlaxoSmithKline. Finalists …

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