North Carolina is a leader in launching and marketing sustainable businesses. Growth from 2008 -2009 in green building, in developing and investing in green housing moved forward in the state in spite of the recession. Impressive facts? Yes they are.
The Green Living Expo and Conference joint production included Wilma Magazine, Greater Wilmington Business Journal and the Cape Fear Green Building Alliance. Sponsor’s included WWAY3 and The Green Room. http://www.wwaytv3.com/node/18913
Green Eco Communities had the privilege of being a guest at this event and met locals focused on building or maintaining sustainable businesses. A few outstanding were Richard A. Moore, PE with McKim & Creed, Buena, a local sustainable community along with real estate brokers, architects, engineers, and building contractors.
Outstanding coverage by Wilma Magazine and *Star News shared highlights of the event and gave Wilmington an "A" as a city that’s environmentally friendly with a clear vision for future sustainability.
I asked Wilma magazine for it’s vision on the future of green business and the local economy. Shelagh Clancy, Editor at Wilma magazine, "We love green. It’s one of the issues our readers have specifically requested, so we have a green story every month, including stories such as where and what to recycle, where to buy green products locally, and who’s working to protect local waterways.
Wilma recently devoted an entire issue to green living, with sections on energy, food, transportation, building, and landscaping. It was tough to choose who to highlight among the many green companies and services in our area. We think people will keep this issue around for a resource. Take a look at Wilma’s Green Issue here.
And green business is big business, too. Our green issue sold more advertising than any other issue. Along with the Greater Wilmington Business Journal, Wilma sponsored a very successful Green Living Expo in downtown Wilmington, drawing more than 1,000 visitors to visit 42 booths of green businesses and attend 22 classes. More than 250 people attended a lunch talk given by Katharine Brass, executive director of GE’s ECOmagination program.
Shelagh concludes, "Green is the way of the future, and Wilma is proud to be green."
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*Wilmington’s Star News represented the Green Living Expo exceptionally with press coverage before and after the event. We appreciated that Green Eco Communities was noticed and included. Thank you.
A special thanks goes to our host Mark Johnson. "Mark Johnson Custom Homes" was recently awarded The Concrete Producer and Concrete Construction’s GreenSite Award for their LEED Platinum and Energy Star Certified home in Wilmington, NC. The Platinum rating is the highest green-building certification from the USGBC and validates our commitment to building safe, sustainable and efficient homes. Mark Johnson - 910.208.9153 Visit Our Blog Follow Us On Twitter www.MarkJohnsonCustomHomes.com
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