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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Q&A: How Can I Encourage Employees to Bike to Work?

May is National Bike Month. So how can you encourage your employees to commute to work by two wheels? Well, first, consider installing bike racks. Your employees need a way to securely lock their bike in a covered area during the day. Bike racks can help if you are pursuing LEED certification. Your biking employees … Continue reading Q&A: How Can I Encourage Employees to Bike to Work?

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Earth Day 2013 Recap: Cleaning Up a Stream and More

What did you do for Earth Day? Great Forest held dozens of special Earth Day events across the country this year. We staged recycling games in the lobbies of office buildings and malls, created a “fine art” event with elaborately framed green tips, distributed bags of seed bombs that could be taken home and planted, … Continue reading Earth Day 2013 Recap: Cleaning Up a Stream and More

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Getting More Accurate Metrics with OTC Logs

In March, Great Forest introduced a more reliable volume to weight conversion ratio at the International Conference on Solid Waste to help office buildings calculate their waste metrics more effectively.  Now, Great Forest consultants in the D.C. region have rolled out a simple system that can add to that accuracy – Open Top Container Logs (OTCLs). Great Forest … Continue reading Getting More Accurate Metrics with OTC Logs

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What do Physicians and Corporate Executives Have in Common?

Great Forest attended the recent CleanMed 2013 conference dedicated to sustainability in health care and learned that 87% of hospitals are incorporating sustainability into their decision-making process and operations. With hospitals and other health care facilities usually open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the health care industry is increasingly coming to realize what many corporations … Continue reading What do Physicians and Corporate Executives Have in Common?

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