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

Celebrating FSC Friday & Responsible Forest Management

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. 

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
Rivanna honored as "Best for the World"
"We're all people. We all want to thrive."

"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)

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 2
Real Companies are owned by Real People - Part 1

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. 

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.

Rivanna Takes Home Our Own Award at the Better Business Challenge
Van Jones and Bill Nye: CEC Environmental Heroes

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

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
On World Water Day, we ask: What's in a name?
CHPS: Better schools, better performance

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

We Are All In on Climate.

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Best for the World.

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Our 2021 Catalog looks a lot like home.

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Rivanna supports Climate Justice with Awards for All.

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