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Jan
2
2014
North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association earns Green Plus Certification

Congratulations to the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association on its recent Certification with Green Plus!  NCSEA now joins 83 other businesses and organizations around the country to earn Green Plus Certification. NCSEA joined Green Plus as part of a scholarship opportunity offered by the Z. Smith Reynolds foundation.  Ten 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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May
5
2013
Industrial Agriculture is in a global crisis

NEEM is also an organization in Durham that replicates the Cuban model in Agroecological approaches to sustainable agriculture. Organoponico NEEM is a cooperative 11.2 acre farm run by NEEM that provides sustainable economies (jobs), infrastructure and fresh organic food at below conventional market prices to low income minority neighborhoods. NEEM …

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Natural Environmental Ecological Management.org is a start up 501(c)3 (pending) non-profit corporation with methods of operation that have the purpose of affecting public/private sector policies that impact human health, the environment, and community through promotion of urban farming, education...
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Aug
3
2012
Save $65 and Keep Your Vehicle Running Top Notch

Save $65 and Keep Your Car Running Top Notch! (Offer Ends Friday, August 31st, 2012). Save $65.45 on our End of Summer Special:A Comprehensive Bumper to Bumper Vehicle Examination Including Conventional Oil Change and Tire Rotation for Only $69.95. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $65.45*. *EFO, Synthetic oil, special oil filter, …

Feb
13
2012
KW Commercial Chapel Hill: Sustainability Promise

In Chapel Hill, The Green Plus team contact is David Bellin of KW Commercial (dbellin@kw.com) Sustainability Promise   Keller Williams Realty is committed to a better future for all. Our green mission. At Keller Williams Realty, we care about the place you call home. We understand that it’s more than …

Feb
9
2012
Harrington Bank

Harrington Bank is a full service, locally owned and managed community bank. Our products and services are all tailored to meet the needs of our neighbors in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and the surrounding communities. Because we know the local economic environment, our products offer competitive rates and flexible terms …

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Jan
18
2012
Green Plus Award Nomination Deadline January 31

  Each year, the Institute for Sustainable Development recognizes outstanding small and medium-sized employers from around the U.S. for their leadership in sustainable enterprise — combining cutting edge business, environmental, employee and community practices.  Check out the video from our 2011 Green Plus Awards here. Nominate your favorite 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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Jan
17
2012
Green Plus Partner Discount Pays Off

Our Yes! Solar Solutions Green Plus Partner Discount continues to offer benefits.  Our very first discount to Irregardless Café, who we met at our first Green Plus event when we were both “movers” was for an energy audit.  Among the recommendations for energy efficiency was the use of solar to …

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Yes! Solar Solutions is a Cary, NC based energy solutions company. Owners Stew and Kathy Miller are longtime small business owners in Cary and assembled a team of professionals passionate about energy conservation and alternative energy solutions. We specialize in solar photovoltaic systems and...
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Nov
7
2011
Making Money with Garbage: A Green Plus Podcast

Green Plus Community Coordinator Amanda Komar had the opportunity to sit down with Jeff Baldassari, President & CEO of The Taylor Companies, the oldest furniture manufacturing company in the country and a Green Plus Certified business.  One of Jeff’s biggest concerns was how to handle the waste generated through the …

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Amanda is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she received her master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, specializing in Public Relations. She received her bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech, where she majored in Environmental Policy and Planning and...
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Sep
15
2011
Ergonomics - BONUS

What It Is Ergonomics is the science of designing and organizing the jobs, work methods, equipment, and workplace to maximize workers’ efficiency, safety, and comfort. Ergonomic equipment, such as chairs or computer accessories, reduces strain and maximizes comfort. Why It Matters Ergonomic work spaces enhance worker productivity.  They also lower …

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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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Sep
12
2011
Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

What It Is Employer-sponsored health insurance is health insurance that an employer purchases and gives to an employee as part of a benefits package. When compared to an individually purchased plan, it usually provides broader coverage at a better price. Why It Matters Employees with health insurance are more likely …

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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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