Green Plus News

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

May
7
2013
Green Plus Roundtable - Winning New Business Through Your Green Story

  Everyday, we hear stories about companies that are greening their business practices, and the reasons for doing so are varied.  It’s easy enough to implement new strategies, and share your sustainability philosophy with employees, but what do you do to ensure your customers know about your sustainability efforts?   …

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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
3
2013
ISD Welcomes Sweet Beet City Farm to the Burt's Bees-Green Plus Durham Food Initiative

The Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) is pleased to welcome Sweet Beet City Farm, a new urban farm on the edge of downtown Durham, to the Burt’s Bees Green Plus Food Consortium. (You can follow and ‘Like’ Sweet Beet on Facebook here). I had a chance to see Sweet Beet in …

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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
16
2013
New Podcast!  Employee Programs with Tim's Cascade Snacks

In the second of a series of podcast on premier employers, Green Plus sat down with Tim’s Cascade Snacks to talk about its excellent employee engagement practices, such as English language programs, health promotion programs, workplace training, educational opportunities, as well as long-standing policies of hiring from within. General Manager …

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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
1
2013
$75 off membership with April's "Spring Greening" Discount!

For the month of April, Green Plus is offering $75 off the membership rate in our month-long “Spring Greening” discount.   Normally a $550 value, Green Plus membership will be available to all businesses (and businesses who renew their memberships) for only $475.  This price allows access to all of …

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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
28
2013
Drinks with Green Plus - April 4 @ Fullsteam Brewery!

Come join us and others from the Green Plus community for drinks Thurs., April 4!  We’ll be meeting at 5:30pm down at Fullsteam Brewery in Downtown Durham.   What: Drinks with Green Plus! When: Thursday, April 4, 2013 @ 5:30pm Where: Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Ave., Durham, NC 27701) Who: EVERYONE!!   Good beer, good …

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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
5
2013
Interface's QUEST to Reduce Waste

“What makes a company an environmental leader? There are many characteristics to consider. Vision and commitment from a company’s leadership, particularly the CEO, is imperative. As is a willingness to make big, audacious goals that prioritize long-term value over transient short-term gains. But without buy-in from a company’s employees, otherwise …

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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
5
2013
Reuse: Not Just About Sustainability, It’s Community Building

Remember when reuse was cool? Probably you don’t because since the post-WW ll Industrial Boom and the onslaught of the two headed monster of Madison Ave. and TV, newer, better, shinier has been cool. Unfortunately that culture has created a few problems: overflowing landfills, mountains of personal debt and a …

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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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Feb
19
2013
Wilmington International Airport becomes first Green Plus Certified airport in the country

The Wilmington International Airport (ILM) based out of Wilmington, North Carolina, is the latest organization to receive Green Plus Certification.  ILM is the first business in Wilmington and the first airport in the country to achieve Green Plus Certification. Being Green Plus Certified means that the airport has shown a commitment to …

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Feb
5
2013
Raleigh-based Associa HRW earns Re-Certification

Congratulations to real estate and development manager Associa HRW for earning re-Certification with Green Plus.     Associa HRW has a pioneer sustainability program called “Associa Green,” which helps its community associations recycle and manage waste to maintain clean and healthy neighborhoods.  Through this program, individuals or communities can host …

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Feb
4
2013
Lube Stop earns Green Plus Re-Certification!

Congratulations to Lube Stop of Berea, OH, for earning re-Certification with Green Plus.  Located outside of Cleveland, Lube Stop is the largest chain of quick oil changes in Ohio.       Lube Stop, one of the first Green Plus businesses in the state of Ohio, produces and trademarks the …

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