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Meet Our Partners

Our Partners Make This Unique Program Possible

Thank you to all of our corporate and nonprofit partners that have worked closely with us to develop this professional development training program. Your expertise and support have been invaluable, and we could not have gotten this program off the ground without you!

Ingersoll Rand and Trane

    Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane®—work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results.


Ingersoll Rand has been named to this year’s Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices for the fifth consecutive year. Sustainability is part of our DNA, manifested in our innovative thinking and actions.

In 2010, Ingersoll Rand launched the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (CEES) to help our customers and our company leverage best practices in sustainability. Within Ingersoll Rand, the CEES is a strategic business catalyst that helps us understand the benefits that sustainability can have in growing our company and reducing our own operational footprint, while helping increase the pace of sustainable innovation. Whether the focus is reducing emissions, energy costs, material waste, or retrofitting a building to improve its energy efficiency, the CEES is carving a path for employees, customers, and critical stakeholders to help them understand and incorporate fresh perspectives and new approaches for meeting sustainability goals.

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Luck Companies

    Luck Companies

At Luck Companies, we inspire our associates, customers, partners and communities to positively impact their lives and the lives of those around them through values based leadership. We believe the best path to exemplary personal and business performance is through making a difference in the lives of others around the world.

Headquartered in Richmond, Va., Luck Companies comprises four distinct business divisions with a shared vision to make a positive impact: Luck Stone, one of the largest producers of crushed stone in the nation; Luck Stone Center, a leading architectural stone supplier with a global sales and distribution presence and locations across the mid- Atlantic region; Har-Tru Sports, the leading provider of clay courts, lighting and court accessories; and an affiliate of Luck Companies, Luck Development Partners resolves to integrate and highlight natural, historical and environmental elements into the design of its real estate projects.

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Sustainable Business Consulting

    Sustainable Business Consulting

Sustainable Business Consulting leads and inspires business to change the world.

Headquartered in Seattle and founded in 2004, Sustainable Business Consulting helps organizations realize the business value of integrating sustainability by developing and implementing strategies to save money, increase brand value, reduce risk and engage their stakeholders and employees.

Our team has worked with 100+ companies in 37 industries, and also is a leader in the sustainable education space having taught over a dozen different graduate courses and designed online modules to help colleges and universities add sustainability to their curriculum.

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Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

    Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, a non-profit organization, educates and empowers manufacturers of consumer products to become a positive force for society and the environment, helping to bring about a new industrial revolution.

The Institute administers the publicly available Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard which provides designers and manufacturers with criteria and requirements for continually improving what products are made of and how they are made. The Cradle to Cradle Certified™ mark provides consumers, regulators, employees, and industry peers with a clear, visible, and tangible validation of a manufacturer’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and to their communities.

Learn Cradle to Cradle design strategies that support a circular economy with their FREE web-based education program and participate in their product design challenges.

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Keep Virginia Beautiful

    Keep Virginia Beautiful

The mission at Keep Virginia Beautiful is to engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment. Our goals include becoming the leading statewide voice, providing a framework for improved communication and collaboration, cultivating and supporting sustainable programs, and engaging citizens by linking them to volunteer opportunities and information about 5 impact areas: Litter Prevention, Recycling, Waste Reduction, Beautification, and Education.

Participate in our upcoming event on January 30, 2016 in Richmond, VA, Shiver in the River!

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If you are interested in partnering with the Sustainability Institute, please email Emily Hutchins.

25th Anniversary

Celebrating 25 Years

    1992 through 2017, 25 years

Join us Sept. 15-16 to visit campus and reconnect with alumni, faculty, staff, and friends.

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