Green Plus News

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

Aug
19
2013
Green Plus Launches Upgraded Business Profiles!

At Green Plus, our focus is promoting sustainable business practices by providing our members with training, recognition, and networking opportunities. Today, we’re excited to introduce upgraded profiles in our Green Business Directory to better share our members’ best practices with you, and to help them tell their sustainability stories.   …

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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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Aug
15
2013
NCCI Holdings earns Recertification with Green Plus

Congratulations to NCCI Holdings on its recent Recertification with Green plus! NCCI, based in Boca Raton, FL, provides companies with objective insurance and compensation rates based on data analysis and research.  Being a sustainable organization itself is key to providing its services to other businesses.  It is currently undergoing a …

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Aug
13
2013
Strata Solar earns Green Plus Certification!

Congratulations to Strata Solar for earning full Green Plus Certification! The solar panel manufacture based in Chapel Hill, NC, joins over 75 businesses around the country to earn Certification. A member of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, Strata Solar joined Green Plus through a 2012 scholarship provided by 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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Aug
9
2013
Triangle Companies Leading the Way to Sustainability

(From the News & Observer) “The Triangle’s green business climate has become very robust in the last five years,” said Chris Carmody, executive director of Green Plus, a certification program for small business in North Carolina. “At the grass-roots level, consumers and small businesses alike inherently want to do the right …

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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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Aug
5
2013
New Podcast!  Sustainability and Employee Training at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

In our latest podcast, Green Plus Community Coordinator Amanda Komar had a chance to chat with Brian Grossman from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, one of the most popular brewers of craft beer in the country.  You can listen to the podcast here. In the podcast, Amanda and Brian talk about …

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Jul
29
2013
Innovative IT Asset Management Services: Now Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility

Big companies go big. They use fleets of cars, desks, even people…and computers. They may not be in the automobile, furniture, human resources or computer business but these resources just go with the territory of “big business.” IT asset management, used here to mean: leaving the disposal of retired computer …

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Triangle Ecycling is on a mission to promote a new alchemy: converting e-waste into education. We provide a way for businesses, organizations and individuals to support sustainability education and give back to the Triangle community through electronics refurbishing and recycling.
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Jul
25
2013
Four Seasons Produce earns Recertification with Green Plus

Congratulations to Four Seasons Produce for its recent Recertification with Green Plus.  Four Seasons Produce, based in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, is a full-line wholesale produce distributor with a mission of providing good quality healthy food to its customers.  Four Seasons originally earned Green Plus Certification back in 2011, and was the …

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Jul
16
2013
North Carolina Coastal Federation earns Green Plus Certification!

The North Carolina Coastal Federation became the latest organization to earn Green Plus Certification, joining the ranks of more than 75 businesses and organizations around the country to earn the distinction.  It is also the first organization taking part in the Z. Smith Reynolds technical assistance program to earn Green …

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Jun
27
2013
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation latest organization to earn Green Plus Certification
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Jun
24
2013
Green Plus Fellows: Great Hearts & Minds Powering the Institute for Sustainable Development

As we begin the summer of 2013, it amazes me that ISD has had nearly 50 Green Plus Fellows as well as a substantial number of graduate & undergraduate interns in my time alone — and I’ve only been around for half of the Institute’s 10 year lifespan. Even before …

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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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