Green Plus News

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

Jun
21
2013
We Want Your Opinion: Our Sustainable Food System Survey

Do you work professionally or voluntarily in a food-related organization? Do you live, work, or do business in Durham? If so, please share your thoughts with us on Durham’s food system through our quick survey (click here). The Institute for Sustainable Development partners with Burt’s Bees to support food-related Durham organizations …

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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
20
2013
Green Plus & Local Ventures Partner to Help NC Triangle Businesses Source Locally

Green Plus, a program of NC Research Triangle-based Institute for Sustainable Development, provides triple bottom line education, networking and recognition for small to mid-sized businesses. The university-backed organization serves members in eighteen states, helping them work towards Green Plus sustainability certification. Local-Ventures is new company based in Chapel Hill that …

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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
18
2013
What's Your Green IQ?

Think you know a lot about going green? Take our quiz and find out your “Green IQ.” Questions 1. T / F: Energy conservation is different than energy efficiency.  2. T / F: USDA organic foods do not use pesticides. 3. T / F: When appliances are off, they use …

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Shannon recently completed a master’s degree in Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the religious dimensions of social and environmental justice movements in the twentieth-century American South. Before moving to North Carolina, Shannon...
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Jun
18
2013
ISD Announces Burt's Bees + Green Plus Food System Consortium in Durham

NC Research Triangle-based Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) is teaming up with the Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation to create the Green Plus Durham Food System Consortium (DFSC). The Consortium of local, food-centric businesses and  nonprofits will share best practices and collaborate to strengthen the area’s food system and help …

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Jun
4
2013
2013 Green Plus Award Winners Recognized by Institute for Sustainable Development

  The Institute for Sustainable Development recognized the 2013 Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Award Winners Sunday, June 2nd, at Mez Contemporary Mexican Restaurant — the first business ever to ever full Green Plus Certification. “We think any business or nonprofit can find inspiration in the sustainability example the 2013 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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Jun
3
2013
Green Plus Scholarships Available: Durham & Alamance County, NC, & St. Louis, MO

(April 4) Due to the generous support of companies and foundations, the Institute is sometimes able to provide free Green Plus scholarships to businesses in specific areas or that meet specific requirements. These scholarships allows businesses to take part in the Green Plus program, benefiting from all of its educational materials, networking opportunities, …

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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
31
2013
Sunday ISD Benefit Brunch & 2013 Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Awards

We’re looking forward to the Sunday (6/2) Institute for Sustainable Development Benefit Brunch and 2013 Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Awards. First and foremost, we want to thank Event Sponsor Chapel Hill Restaurant Group and Presenting Sponsor GlaxoSmithKline for their incredible generosity! (CHRG comprises Mez, Spanky’s Squids, 411 West, 518 West, …

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May
21
2013
ISD Announces 2013 Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Winners

We’re announcing one of the 2013 Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Award winners each week day until our Sunday, June 2nd Green Plus Benefit Brunch hosted by the amazing Chapel Hill Restaurant Group at Mez. All of the 2013 Award winners will be recognized at the June 2nd Benefit Brunch. Click …

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May
17
2013
We Welcome Cocoa Cinnamon to the Burt's Bees Green Plus Durham Food Initiative

Though  it will be dangerous for our waistlines, we are excited to welcome Cocoa Cinnamon to the Burt’s Bees / Green Plus Food System Consortium in Durham. Foodtrepreneurs Areli Barrera de Grodski and Leon Grodski de Barrera have brought their delicious vision of high quality coffee, chocolate, tea, and wine to the northern …

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May
15
2013
Tickets On Sale For 2013 Green Plus Benefit Brunch & Sustainable Enterprise Awards

 This year’s Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Awards will take place Sunday, June 2, at the first Certified Green Plus business — Mez Contemporary Mexican Restaurant in Durham, NC. In addition to the 11am brunch, the Institute for Sustainable Development will recognize small and medium-sized employers from around the country for …

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