Open Access Senior Honors Thesis
Instilling a sense of community within businesses, the basis of our society, may strengthen community building and therefore our path towards sustainable communities. Thus, through a literature review, buyer behavior, green businesses, sustainable communities, and community building have been defined in order to further research regarding whether green businesses have a more significant impact on the well-being of a community. Additionally, six case studies of local Ypsilanti businesses were conducted through applying the Green America Green Business five-part criteria, sustainable community building criteria, and analogical reasoning to analyze whether a business could be classified as a green company and whether it contributed to extraordinary practices in community building.
Plummer, Emily L., "The Impact of Green Businesses on the Building of Sustainable Communities" (2017). Senior Honors Theses. 522.