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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Making A Difference: Richard Fuller Addresses U.N., Petition To Stop Largest Cause of Death

This June, Great Forest founder Richard Fuller addressed the U.N. as president of Pure Earth/Blacksmith Institute, on behalf of the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP), to urge the world to pay more attention to the largest cause of death in the developing world – pollution. [Sign and share the Petition] Pollution is a global killer, causing about 8.4 million deaths … Continue reading Making A Difference: Richard Fuller Addresses U.N., Petition To Stop Largest Cause of Death

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JBG Companies Recognized for “Outstanding Achievement” in Recycling

Congratulations to JBG Companies on being recognized by Montgomery County for “Outstanding Achievement” in Recycling at 7200 Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda. Both tenants and management at the building are being commended for “implementing or improving their recycling, waste reduction or buying recycled programs and educational efforts.” Strong Management “This is an example of what a great … Continue reading JBG Companies Recognized for “Outstanding Achievement” in Recycling

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Getting Festival-Goers to Recycle, With the Help of Sidewalk Chalk

Summer is festival time. Festivals mean plenty of disposable plates, cups, bottles, cans and utensils will be used. Unfortunately, festival organizers do not always have the resources to install a recycling program or insist that all vendors use biodegradable wares that can be placed in the trash. But a growing number of festivals around the … Continue reading Getting Festival-Goers to Recycle, With the Help of Sidewalk Chalk

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Bask in the Sun at Work, Save $70 million a Year

Talk about harnessing the power of the sun! According to a recent study, Let There Be Daylight, owners and tenants could save $70 million every year by introducing daylight responsive lighting systems. This is how they explain it: Most offices have their lights on even when they are not needed. This is a critical issue because … Continue reading Bask in the Sun at Work, Save $70 million a Year

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BBC Talks To Great Forest About Starting A “Green Revolution”; Switch Off Vending Machine Lights, Save $1 Million

BBC’s Leader Board spoke with Great Forest recently about how managers and other decision-makers can start a “green revolution” in the workplace. If you’re wondering now how to begin, that’s where someone like Anna Dengler of New York City-based Great Forest comes in. Her company consults with companies on how to become more sustainable. The … Continue reading BBC Talks To Great Forest About Starting A “Green Revolution”; Switch Off Vending Machine Lights, Save $1 Million

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Going Back to Basics Leads to Better Waste Management

This Great Forest case study was featured in Environmental Leader’s 2014 Insider Knowledge Report–Lessons Learned from Corporate Environmental, Sustainability and Energy Decision-Makers (download pdf). It documents the innovative Open Top Container Log (OTCL) system developed by Great Forest. Going Back to Basics Leads to Better Waste Management Waste costs can take up a substantial portion of a company’s … Continue reading Going Back to Basics Leads to Better Waste Management

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