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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Q & A: What is a Life Cycle Assessment?

Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) are a technique of assessing the environmental impacts of a product by calculating its energy input and carbon output from cradle to grave. In other words, this technique analyzes all stages of a product’s life – manufacture, distribution, use, repair, maintenance, and disposal or recycling – to understand the environmental, social … Continue reading Q & A: What is a Life Cycle Assessment?

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Earth Day 2011 Photos

Here is a sampling of photographs from some of Great Forest’s 30 Earth Day events this year. We filled our tables with lots of grab and go information sheets, showed videos, spoke with building tenants, conducted surveys, set up recycling displays, built a cardboard structure, set up an electric car display, and even met an … Continue reading Earth Day 2011 Photos

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Giant Cardboard Structure Makes Big Statement About Recycling, Again

On April 18th, Great Forest recycling consultant Sandra Robishaw unveiled a giant cardboard structure, which she designed and built over ten hours with the help of her son Daniel. The attention-grabbing tower was installed in the lobby of 480 Washington Boulevard in Jersey City to make a big statement about recycling and waste – it … Continue reading Giant Cardboard Structure Makes Big Statement About Recycling, Again

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Free Charging Station Encourages Electric Car Usage

Great Forest introduced an electric vehicle charging station to employees at Phillips-Van Heusen’s offices in Bridgewater, New Jersey, for Earth Day.  The station, newly-installed in the building’s parking lot, will charge electric cars for free to encourage drivers to make the switch to gas-free vehicles. Electric car charging station. Photo by Bryan Duggan. “Their corporate … Continue reading Free Charging Station Encourages Electric Car Usage

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