2013 Green Plus Award Winners Recognized by Institute for Sustainable Development
2013 Green Plus Medium-Sized Business of the Year: Strata Solar
The Green Plus Medium-Sized Business of the Year recognizes exemplary sustainability leadership in companies with more than 50 but fewer than 500 employees. Chapel Hill, NC-based Strata Solar is not only an industry leader in clean energy, but also maintains a strong focus on people through a commitment to skilled workforce training, creating ‘local jobs for local projects.’ Strata works closely with area economic development and employee offices to recruit its workforce, and concentrates multiple projects together in order to build opportunities for long-term employment.
“We are honored to be receiving this wonderful award,” said Cathy Wilhelm, Co-Founder & CAO, Strata Solar. “We have worked very hard to integrate best practices across our business, and to see those efforts reflected in our winning the Green Plus Medium-Sized Business of the Year Award is very inspiring,” Wilhelm continued. “We have big plans to do even more work company-wide this year and this award will be a further motivator and a source of pride for all of us,” Wilhelm concluded.
About the Institute for Sustainable Development
The Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) is a Durham, North Carolina-based partnership of universities, chambers of commerce, and business leaders. Its mission is to assist small and medium-sized employers and their communities become more competitive by being more sustainable, and to cultivate a new generation of leaders in the sustainability field.
ISD’s key programs include
- The Green Plus Certification program, which has business and nonprofit participants in 18 states
- Green Plus Fellowships and internships, which give graduate and undergraduate students hands-on experience in the issues of sustainability with real businesses;
- And the Environmental Help Desk for Business, a free portal partnership with the US Chamber of Commerce’s Business Civic Leadership Program, that gives green supply chain and innovation advice to SMEs.