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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Tis the Season to Compost?

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This month, Environmental Leader featured timely advice from Great Forest experts about composting for businesses and organizations. With Thanksgiving and the holiday season upon us, the amount of food waste generated is expected increase dramatically. Since 30% of waste generated in the U.S. is made up of organic and food waste, composting may be one of the … Continue reading Tis the Season to Compost?

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Solar Power for Everyone?

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Have you thought of switching to solar power? Great Forest recently obtained a quote for our headquarters (a five-storey brownstone) in New York City that shows a payback in less than five years with solar providing 81% of our building’s electricity needs.  We are moving ahead with plans to adopt solar and we recommend that … Continue reading Solar Power for Everyone?

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“Recycled” Bird Takes Off At America Recycles Day

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Great Forest hosted a series of events at office buildings across the country on America Recycles Day to promote recycling. There were games, giveaways, “Lunch and Learn” lectures, and even a magnificent six-foot-tall bird created out of recyclable materials! “We wanted to draw attention to the fact that everything we used to create the bird can … Continue reading “Recycled” Bird Takes Off At America Recycles Day

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The Link Between Selfishness, Happiness, and Being Green

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At Great Forest, we are always interested in what motivates green behavior. So when we found out that our very own Kevin McNab completed his Masters thesis paper last year on the relationship between environmentally responsible behavior (ERB) and subjective well-being (SWB), we asked him to summarize his findings for us. His research, which included … Continue reading The Link Between Selfishness, Happiness, and Being Green

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Q&A: What is the most critical driver of sustainability within a business?

A new report answers that question, and more. According to Sustainability Insights: Learning From Business Leaders, some 44% of companies say engagement with business leadership is the most important factor in successfully implementing a sustainability strategy. A top-down approach, however, won’t work unless the business community puts sustainability at the heart of its operations. Source: … Continue reading Q&A: What is the most critical driver of sustainability within a business?

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Composting for Businesses and Organizations: A Guide

While the recycling of paper, plastic and glass is common across the country, composting remains the final frontier of recycling, especially in dense East Coast cities. But recent citywide composting efforts launched in Boston and New York are showing that it can be done, even in the most challenging urban environments with tight space constraints. … Continue reading Composting for Businesses and Organizations: A Guide

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