A Triangle company and nonprofit agency have joined forces to support and promote businesses that participate in a two-year program centered on sustainability initiatives.
The Green Plus Certification program provides education, networking opportunities and recognition for small to mid-sized business that seek to improve their bottom line through sustainability initiatives. The program is a product of the Durham-based Institute for Sustainable Development, a partnership of universities, chambers of commerce and business leaders that seeks to educate and cultivate leaders in the sustainability field. The organization has members in 18 states.
Local-Ventures is a Chapel Hill-based company that focuses on local sourcing. The Local-Ventures website enables businesses in the Triangle to find, assess, and purchase from vetted local vendors.