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Rivanna honored as "Best for the World"

by Rivanna Designs June 12, 2018

Rivanna honored as "Best for the World"
For the 4th year in a row, Rivanna Natural Designs has been recognized as a leader in positive business impact by the nonprofit B Lab

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B Corp Spotlight: MilkCrate

by Denise McGuigan June 05, 2018

B Corp Spotlight: MilkCrate
From time to time, we come across great companies and products that we think our customers will love.  With that in mind, we wanted to share a bit about MilkCrate, a mission-driven tech company and fellow B Corporation that creates apps for other mission-driven nonprofits, schools, corporations, and member-based organizations.

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Making Trophies from Scratch...and Scraps

by Crystal Mario March 04, 2016

Making Trophies from Scratch...and Scraps

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."

by Rivanna Designs February 24, 2016

"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)

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Real Companies are Owned by Real People - Part 2

by Crystal Mario January 01, 2016

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. 

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Real Companies are owned by Real People - Part 1

by Crystal Mario November 24, 2015

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. 

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Why We Honor World Refugee Day

by Crystal Mario 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"

by Rivanna Designs April 14, 2015

Rivanna Wins 2015 "Best for the Environment"
For the second year in a row, Rivanna Natural Designs has been honored by the non-profit B Lab as Best for the Environment. 

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Rivanna Takes Home Our Own Award at the Better Business Challenge

by Rivanna Designs June 20, 2014

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.

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Van Jones and Bill Nye: CEC Environmental Heroes

by Ashley Sisti April 24, 2013

Van Jones and Bill Nye: CEC Environmental Heroes

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

by Crystal Mario March 22, 2013

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

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CHPS: Better schools, better performance

by Danae Marshall April 03, 2012

CHPS: Better schools, better performance

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