Posts tagged green business
Spotlight: Peace Lutheran Church – “Doing Nothing is No Longer an Option”

Addressing climate change is one of the most critical issues of our time. And as Peace Lutheran Church has discovered, making changes to reduce its environmental impact is not a burdensome endeavor – it is actually a fairly easy and inexpensive process.

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Spotlight: Miller School Engages Students and Faculty in Energy-Savings Awareness

Dr. Julie Hebert, who teaches biology and environmental science at Miller School of Albemarle, shares some of the actions she has helped spearhead to save energy and increase sustainability at the school as part of the Better Business Challenge.

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City’s Energy Management Coordinator Shares Energy Efficiency Tips

The City of Charlottesville shares practical advice that any local business or organization can use to improve both energy and water efficiency while optimizing overall building operations, all while making the process of change a manageable and achievable one.

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Spotlight: The City Maps Out Strategy to Save Energy and Water Facility-Wide

In this Q&A, Kirk Vizzier, Energy Management Coordinator with the City of Charlottesville, details some of the strategies it has put into motion for improving building performance and sustainability, and how the City is encouraging its employees to do their part to save energy too.

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Make the Season Bright Green with C3's Holiday Gift Guide!

C3 has assembled a local gift-giving guide featuring many of our 2018-19 Better Business Challenge participants! With these fab gift ideas in mind, you can feel good that you’re not only supporting a community-based business, but one that is also committed to creating a healthier, more sustainable place for us all to live. (Photo Credit: @fireflycivlle / @mtnpigeons)

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C3 and UVA Collaboration Helps Businesses Save!

The Charlottesville Climate Collaborative and the University of Virginia are thrilled to be collaborating this year on the Better Business Challenge! UVA-affiliated organizations Morven Estate, UVA Dining Fine Arts Café, UVA Research Park, and UVA’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy are all participating in the Challenge and receiving technical assistance from UVA Sustainability Program Manager Jesse Warren's Delta Force team to help them reach their respective energy and sustainability goals.

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Spotlight: Southern Environmental Law Center Takes a “More Synergy, Less Energy” Approach

The Southern Environmental Law Center shares how the local offices are leaning into the Better Business Challenge as a team (they’ve dubbed themselves the “Green Team” internally) and have adopted the mantra, “more synergy, less energy” to mobilize action!

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Spotlight: WorldStrides Adopts Sustainable Business Practices with a Focus on Community

While the idea of saving energy sounds daunting, it is do-able – maybe even more so when you do it as a community. That’s what Kiersten Teitelbaum, Associate Director of Curriculum and Academics at WorldStrides, believes. And it tops the list of reasons why she wanted to join the Better Business Challenge.

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Spotlight: Design Electric Goes the Distance on Energy Savings!

In an era of “doing more with less,” Design Electric has made environmentally friendly, energy- and money saving technology an integral part of its approach to business, an ethos that is also illustrated in their participation in the Better Business Challenge.

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The Dollars and Sense of Going Solar

There has been a lot of buzz about local businesses, nonprofits, and schools going solar, so we addressed this hot topic at our September Better Business Challenge Lunch n’ Learn, “The Dollars and Sense of Going Solar and Other Pathways to Renewable Energy”!

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