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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RECs and Carbon Offsets: A Viable Way to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Our last blog covered Dominion Energy’s Green Power Program and Dominion’s Community Solar Program, both of which allow you to purchase “Renewable Energy Certificates.” Here, in Part II of our blog series on renewable energy options, we discuss buying REC’s from a broker and purchasing carbon offsets.

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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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Going Solar Not An Option? Other Pathways to Renewable Energy Abound!

Whether it’s your financial situation, your facilities’ or homes’ location, or you just don’t have the cash flow or capital to invest in solar panels, “going solar” might not be an option for you. But purchasing renewable energy and carbon offsets may be the solution! (Photo by Camila Fernández León on Unsplash)

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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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