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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Bringing Nature Into the Office in a More Sustainable Way

Flowers and plants are often used at businesses for events & conferences and in building entrances and reception areas. But how can we bring nature into the office in a more sustainable way? ¬†Great Forest recently met with Irene Woodard of True Blooms to find out more. GF: Why are flower arrangements important for businesses … Continue reading Bringing Nature Into the Office in a More Sustainable Way

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Speak Green Conference Inspires

Anna Dengler, Great Forest’s director of sustainability, recently attended the Speak Greenconference on June 8, 2011. Below she shares a recap of what she learned from the four panel discussions and keynote presentations. — Speak Green, organized by Urban Green, was created in response to the energy that is behind the green building movement that … Continue reading Speak Green Conference Inspires

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Great Forest President Featured As UNEP Expert

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Great Forest President Richard Fuller was recently featured as a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) expert, answering questions on pollution. UNEP featured experts share their expertise on environmental issues and the sustainability of natural resources. Richard has worked with the UNEP on global pollution cleanup projects with the Blacksmith Institute, the nonprofit he founded, which … Continue reading Great Forest President Featured As UNEP Expert

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Case Study: Building Sustainability Through Tenants

Promoting building-wide sustainability is often a two-pronged process. “In addition to pushing forward common area and building system initiatives, we also reach out to tenants and stakeholders at the same time,” explains Anna Dengler, Great Forest’s director of sustainability. ” As part of Great Forest’s sustainability management program at 650 Fifth Avenue, Great Forest is … Continue reading Case Study: Building Sustainability Through Tenants

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Behind The Scenes: Next Level Recycling – E-Waste

NLR Recycling Truck (small)

How Do You Know That Your E-Waste Is Being Properly Recycled? What happens to unwanted office computers and other electronics? While there are no federal regulations for electronic waste, there are many cities across the U.S. that have passed laws making it illegal to discard e-waste with regular trash. So how do you make sure … Continue reading Behind The Scenes: Next Level Recycling – E-Waste

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