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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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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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