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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Making A Difference: Great Forest Raises Money to Clean Polluted Site in India

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As part of our giving back pledge, Great Forest supported the nonprofit Blacksmith Institute’s first benefit for India, which raised hundreds of thousands for pollution cleanup, including over $30,000 to launch a new project in Khan Chandpur, a village of 1,200 people in Kanpur. Located in the leather hub of India, the village is one of about 30 … Continue reading Making A Difference: Great Forest Raises Money to Clean Polluted Site in India

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Five Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Studies show that indoor air is 2 to 5 more polluted than outdoor air, due in part to the carpeting, paint, and other chemicals standard in our modern lives. What can you do in your office to minimize indoor air pollutants? Here are five ideas. 1. Add Plants – Add some greenery to your office environment … Continue reading Five Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

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Clearing Backlogs of E-waste – An Astonishing Amount Collected in Two Weeks

A typical building usually generates close to one ton of e-waste every few months. But an astonishing 18 tons of e-waste was collected from one building alone in the first two weeks of a new e-waste program. The building was one of over 70 facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region that had new e-waste recycling programs … Continue reading Clearing Backlogs of E-waste – An Astonishing Amount Collected in Two Weeks

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Boston: Latest City in Energy Benchmarking Drive

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If you have properties in Boston, note that it is the latest city to require buildings to disclose their energy use. Boston now follows seven other cities (NYC, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Austin, Minneapolis, San Francisco and Seattle) and two states (California and Washington) that have energy benchmarking laws. Buildings owned by the city are required to … Continue reading Boston: Latest City in Energy Benchmarking Drive

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NYC: Zero-Cost Clean Heat Conversions – Is Your Building In the Zone?

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Your building might be eligible for zero-cost Con Edison connections to natural gas conversions if it falls within one of the 12 zones in NYC that Con Edison has identified for expansion of its existing natural gas infrastructure in 2014.  According to Con Edison, 95% of participants in 2013 were offered a zero-cost option. Check now … Continue reading NYC: Zero-Cost Clean Heat Conversions – Is Your Building In the Zone?

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