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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Earth Day Events Organized Worldwide: Four Examples

March 25, 2014 This article first appeared in Environmental Leader How about breaking a world record for collecting and shredding paper, or filling the lawn of your office building with “sculptures” made of recyclable cups, or holding a haiku competition to promote your sustainability website? These are just some of the more creative ways companies have … Continue reading Earth Day Events Organized Worldwide: Four Examples

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Artist’s Phoenix is a “Recycled” Marvel, Will Soar in NYC for the Next Year (Video)

If you are in NYC, head uptown to see Chinese artist Xu Bing’s monumental “Phoenix” installation soaring inside the Cathedral of St John the Divine on 110th Street. The two birds, measuring over 90 and 100 feet and weighing over 12 tonnes, are “recycled” marvels — made up of construction debris salvaged from sites throughout Beijing. We … Continue reading Artist’s Phoenix is a “Recycled” Marvel, Will Soar in NYC for the Next Year (Video)

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Sustainable Solutions for Unwanted Assets

What do you do with hundreds of pieces of unwanted furniture? This was the challenge that Avalon Bay Communities Inc. faced recently when they decided to update the poolside furniture for their residential communities in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. They could have contracted a vendor to remove and landfill the furniture, but they were … Continue reading Sustainable Solutions for Unwanted Assets

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Making A Difference: What Do Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Have In Common with 100,000 Mongolians?

About 100,000 Mongolians are rural “gold ninjas.” While these Mongolian “ninjas” are heroic in their efforts to make a living for their families – artisanal gold mining is difficult and dangerous work – they are, unfortunately, also being poisoned by their jobs. Find out why these miners have been compared to the Teenage Mutant Ninja … Continue reading Making A Difference: What Do Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Have In Common with 100,000 Mongolians?

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Bowling for Charity with the Great Forest Recyclers

On March 27th, Great Forest will be bowling for charity as “The Recyclers.” We will be raising money for Everybody Wins! New York, a nonprofit that pairs adults with school age kids to help with reading. Proceeds will also fund the Power Lunch program at the Future Leaders Institute in Harlem, where Great Forest director … Continue reading Bowling for Charity with the Great Forest Recyclers

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Earth Hour? How About Ideas For An Office Green Hour?

Earth Hour, which falls on March 29 this year, has become more than just a global effort to get people and organizations to switch off their lights for one hour. Today, it has expanded to include worldwide projects and pledges.  So why not take inspiration from the idea of Earth Hour to make a difference … Continue reading Earth Hour? How About Ideas For An Office Green Hour?

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