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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Plastic Bag Monster “Scares” Up Awareness on Earth Day

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With its glowing yellow eyes, this angry plastic bag monster looks like he is in the middle of devouring the entire earth! Great Forest recycling consultant and artist Sandra Robishaw designed and crafted this attention-getting display out of hundreds of used plastic bags for the lobby of UBS in Weehawken, New Jersey, for Earth Day. This showcase … Continue reading Plastic Bag Monster “Scares” Up Awareness on Earth Day

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Earth Day 2014 Roundup

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This year, Great Forest held dozens of Earth Day events across the country to raise awareness about recycling and sustainability. We built a plastic bag monster display for two buildings in New Jersey. Among the events in NYC was an Earth Day fair at Time Warner Center, which attracted over 1500 people in one afternoon. … Continue reading Earth Day 2014 Roundup

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Making the Connection: Furniture for the Duckworth School

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It is all about making the connection. Each year, countless items of furniture (and other items) head to the landfill because the connection is not being made between those looking to unload perfectly usable furniture, and those looking for furniture. Last fall, while attending an Apartment and Office Building Association’s (AOBA) community service committee meeting, Great … Continue reading Making the Connection: Furniture for the Duckworth School

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“Slumdog Millionaire” Actor/Activist Dev Patel Teams Up With Blacksmith To Launch Pure Earth

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Actor/activist Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire, The Newsroom, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) has teamed up with our sister nonprofit Blacksmith Institute to help launch PURE EARTH, a new campaign that aims to raise awareness of the threat toxic pollution poses to poor children living in some of the world’s worst polluted places. Patel, who celebrated his birthday … Continue reading “Slumdog Millionaire” Actor/Activist Dev Patel Teams Up With Blacksmith To Launch Pure Earth

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Making a Difference: Earth Day – Beyond Sustainability and Climate Change

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As we mark another Earth Day – the 44th since 1970 – it is good to know that awareness of environmental issues has indeed grown over the years. We see this in the focus on sustainability (like we do here in this blog) and climate change — both important, pressing issues. But there remains one … Continue reading Making a Difference: Earth Day – Beyond Sustainability and Climate Change

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Alert: NYC Benchmarking Reports Due May 1 – Updated Checklist and Guide

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Properties in NYC preparing to comply with Local Law 84 (benchmarking) by May 1 may be interested in the new benchmarking compliance checklist and guide from the Urban Green Council. It explains some of the auto upload features within the new Portfolio Manager. In particular, clients using internal resources for their LL84 compliance will want … Continue reading Alert: NYC Benchmarking Reports Due May 1 – Updated Checklist and Guide

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Countdown To Earth Day: There’s Still Time To Take Action

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Great Forest talked to MediaPost’s Marketing: Green to offer their readers some quick tips on what their companies can do for Earth Day.  Click to see our answers or read on below: From Marketing: Green Much has changed since the first Earth Day (1970) in the U.S. – the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, the passage … Continue reading Countdown To Earth Day: There’s Still Time To Take Action

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