Green Plus News

Green business tips, best practices, articles, features and events.

Nov
18
2013
10% off member subscriptions until the end of the year!

From now until Dec. 31, the Institute for Sustainable Development will be offering a 10% discount on Green Plus member subscriptions.  Normally a $550 value, businesses will be able to sign up and receive a two year membership for only $495.  Any new business is eligible to take part in …

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Nov
14
2013
Assembled Products Corporation earns Recertification with Green Plus
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Nov
11
2013
NEW PODCAST: High Plains Community Health Center's employee development programs

In our latest podcast, Managing Director Amanda Komar spoke with Jay Brooke, the Executive Director of High Plains Community Health Center.  Based in the rural southeast Colorado town of Lamar, High Plains has been offering affordable health care for more than 15 years.   Its unique model to health care, …

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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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Nov
1
2013
Sustainability = Good Business and Huge Savings

At PetroLiance’s Cleveland facility, winters are long and cold and the facility boilers heat the offices, warehouse, and tanks to keep the lubricants flowing. Normally the boilers would run on natural gas, but modifications have been made to the boilers by Cleveland maintenance that allow them to burn the used …

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PetroLiance is one of the countries leading distributors of petroleum lubricants and fuels. In this complex business environment, companies must choose suppliers and business partners that will bring innovative, sustainable solutions to the challenges they are facing. PetroLiance has created an...
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Oct
14
2013
MDC Inc. of Durham earns Green Plus Certification

Congratulations to MDC Inc., for its recent Green Plus Certification!  MDC is one of 82 Green Plus Certified organizations around the country.   Headquartered in Durham, NC, MDC works around the country to expand and improve opportunities in disadvantaged communities.  MDC is one of ten nonprofit organizations that  are taking …

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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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Oct
7
2013
Our 10th Anniversary: The Road Behind & The Journey Ahead

2014 is the Institute for Sustainable Development’s 10th anniversary as well as the 5th anniversary of our Green Plus program. Over 10 years, the world has changed dramatically, the application of sustainability has evolved, and we at the ISD have been lucky to work with many great businesses, students, and …

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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
17
2013
NC Center for Nonprofits earns Green Plus Certification

Congratulations to the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits for earning Green Plus Certification!   The NC Center for Nonprofits became the latest organization to earn Green Plus Certification, joining the ranks of more than 80 businesses and organizations around the country to earn the distinction.  It is now the second organization …

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Sep
10
2013
Triangle Transit earns Green Plus Certification!

Congratulations to Triangle Transit for its recent Green Plus Certification.  Triangle Transit now joins over 80 organizations in seven states to earn full Certification. Triangle Transit, headquartered in Durham, NC, provides public transportation services for the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill areas of North Carolina.  The organization joined Green Plus …

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Sep
9
2013
Downloadable Plastics Recycling Guide Available Online!

Ever wonder what those little numbers on the bottom of plastic containers mean?  Check out our handy guide on what type of materials are made of which plastics, and where you can commonly find them.  You can view the guide here.  This guide is also downloadable, so feel free to …

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Aug
30
2013
Profile: Meet Amanda Komar, ISD's Managing Director

1) How long have you been with the Institute for Sustainable Development & Green Plus, and how did you start? In a full-time capacity, I’ve been with the Institute for almost two years.  I originally started as an Institute Green Plus Summer Fellow in June 2011 after I received my Master’s from …

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