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Random ramblings and occasional rants about awards, recognition, climate, community, and business as a force for good.

Impact Reporting just got a whole lot easier!

Impact Reporting just got a whole lot easier!

As a Virginia Benefit corporation, we are required by law to publish an annual Impact Report that describes the public benefits we pursue.  Since we're a certified B Corporation, much... Read More

Celebrating FSC Friday & Responsible Forest Management

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

Celebrating FSC Friday & Responsible Forest Management
Rivanna honored as "Best for the World"

Rivanna honored as "Best for the World"

For the 5th year in a row, Rivanna Natural Designs has been recognized as a leader in positive business impact by the nonprofit B Lab

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

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)

"We're all people. We all want to thrive."
Real Companies are Owned by Real People - Part 2

Real Companies are Owned by Real People - Part 2

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. 

Real Companies are owned by Real People - Part 1

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. 

Real Companies are owned by Real People - Part 1
Rivanna Takes Home Our Own Award at the Better Business Challenge

Rivanna Takes Home Our Own Award at the Better Business Challenge

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.

Van Jones and Bill Nye: CEC Environmental Heroes

Earth Day is our favorite time of year here at Rivanna. We’re fortunate to provide awards for a wide range of events celebrating environmental activism, and we’re always thrilled to... Read More
Van Jones and Bill Nye: CEC Environmental Heroes
On World Water Day, we ask: What's in a name?

On World Water Day, we ask: What's in a name?

From time to time, people ask me about the genesis of the name of our company, Rivanna Natural Designs.  Native Virginians and far-flung fans of Thomas Jefferson are generally familiar... Read More

CHPS: Better schools, better performance

Did you know that, on any given school day, school buildings house up to 20% of the American population (Schneider 2002)? Unfortunately, while green buildings in general garner a lot... Read More
CHPS: Better schools, better performance

We Are All In on Climate.

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Best for the World: Workers

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Impact Reporting just got a whole lot easier.

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Rivanna supports Climate Justice with Awards for All.

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Best for the World: Environment

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