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Rivanna Report

ramblings, reactions, and random rants

Rivanna and NALP: A case study on creating value for member-based associations

September 10, 2018

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Q & A with Designer, Kristina Constantine

September 05, 2018

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Rivanna honored as "Best for the World"

June 12, 2018

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B Corp Spotlight: MilkCrate

June 05, 2018

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Rivanna Supports Soles4Souls

May 30, 2018

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Rivanna Starts Composting!

March 06, 2018

We're composting at work, and loving it!

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Best Practices: Drop Shipping

March 06, 2018

For award ceremonies large and small, drop shipping is a great way to save money, save time, and protect our planet.

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Rivanna Volunteers at FeedMore’s Community Kitchen

March 05, 2018

The Rivanna Natural Designs' team volunteered at FeedMore, a nonprofit organization benefitting hunger-relief in RVA.

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New Glass Awards, New Possibilities

March 07, 2016

 Our new Artisan Glass collection is the result of our year-long collaboration with renowned Blue Ridge artist Neil Duman.  Working with Neil has been a joy and a privilege. He's a natural teacher who loves his work, so we're soaking up as much knowledge as we can.


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Making Trophies from Scratch...and Scraps

March 04, 2016

Despite our best efforts to minimize wood waste through prudent design and sound manufacturing processes, we still end up with small scraps of wood that need to be diverted from the waste stream. 

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"We're all people. We all want to thrive."

February 24, 2016

It's been 12 years since Rivanna's Kristina Constantine and Anelya Mrktumova arrived in America with their parents. Today they speak to CBS19 about their experiences as refugees and their hopes for the future. (watch video)

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Real Companies are Owned by Real People - Part 2

January 01, 2016

We are delighted to announce that Gretchen Wirth (left) has been granted a group of non-voting shares in Rivanna, making her a partial owner of the company. This share grant is our company's first step toward greater employee ownership. 

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Real Companies are owned by Real People - Part 1

November 24, 2015

As a Certified B Corporation and a Virginia Benefit Corporation, we are committed to transparency and accountability in business. To that end, we publish and maintain a statement of beneficial ownership on our company's Governance page, and we encourage all businesses to do the same. 

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Rivanna Wins 2015 FSC Leadership Award

November 19, 2015

At GreenBuild in Washington DC today, Rivanna won a 2015 FSC Leadership Award, highlighting the company's critical role in addressing climate change.  It was especially nice to bring home one of our own awards. 

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Celebrating FSC Friday & Responsible Forest Management

September 25, 2015

The relationship between the Forest Stewardship Council and Rivanna is as old as our company itself.  FSC is the reason that we became a wood products company. 

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5 Common Myths About Purchasing Sustainably

July 31, 2015

Ready for checkout? Not so fast! Learn the truth about sustainable purchasing and why it matters.

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6 Ways to Green Your Shipping

July 06, 2015

The shipping process entails everything from the delivery of raw materials to our operation center in Virginia to the unwrapping of the finished product once it’s reached its final destination. 

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B the Change in Your Community

June 23, 2015

June is B the Change in Our Communities month! B Corps around the country will be taking a day off from their usual business activities to spend time helping out in their community.

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Why We Honor World Refugee Day

June 15, 2015

June 20th is World Refugee Day, a time to honor the courage and resilience of people around the world who have been forcibly displaced by conflict or persecution. This day has special significance for us at Rivanna.

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Rivanna Wins 2015 "Best for the Environment"

April 14, 2015

For the second year in a row, Rivanna Natural Designs has been honored by the non-profit B Lab as Best for the Environment. How are we Best for the Environment? 

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A New Year and a New Look

January 16, 2015

Happy New Year Everyone!  

We are pleased to begin 2015 with a refreshed website, new online store, and a number of great new products! 2014 was a great year for our company. 

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Rivanna Takes Home Our Own Award at the Better Business Challenge

June 20, 2014

The only thing better than making awards is winning them after we've made them!  This week we we won one of our own awards.

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Best for the World

May 12, 2014

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Many more safe at home due to AHIP

September 23, 2013

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