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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Earn Extra LEED Credit For America Recycles Day?

Did you know that you can use events and outreach activities you are planning for America Recycles Day (which falls on November 15) to earn extra LEED credit for your building? This “design yourself” Innovation in Operations (IO) credit is not assigned to any one LEED category. Instead, it allows you the freedom to present “new and creative solutions to … Continue reading Earn Extra LEED Credit For America Recycles Day?

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Great Forest To Steer Stone Barns’ Composting/Recycling At Popular Fall Festival

Large events often leave behind mountains of waste that few organizers know how to handle. The logistics of recycling and composting at festivals can seem insurmountable, but this year, Stone Barns is meeting the challenge, and we will be there to make sure they succeed. Great Forest will be managing composting and recycling at Stone Barn’s annual Harvest Fest, … Continue reading Great Forest To Steer Stone Barns’ Composting/Recycling At Popular Fall Festival

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Changes to Recycling Regulations in Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA

Washington, D.C.: Waste management modernization act summary New provisions are moving D.C. towards increasing composting and electronics recycling, and moving away from the use of styrofoam. Among the details: Waste: Penalties significantly increase, to a maximum fine of $25,000 or suspension or revocation of registration or license, for failure to annually report total tonnage of solid waste … Continue reading Changes to Recycling Regulations in Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA

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Making A Difference: Businessweek Features Great Forest Founder’s Global Pollution Cleanup Efforts

“Fuller and Pure Earth (Blacksmith) have amassed an impressive record of success…” — Businessweek, Sept. 2014 Great Forest founder Richard Fuller spoke with Businessweek recently about his work addressing global toxic pollution with our sister nonprofit Blacksmith Institute/Pure Earth. The article also chronicled one of Blacksmith’s most dangerous cleanup projects at a former soviet arms site sitting on … Continue reading Making A Difference: Businessweek Features Great Forest Founder’s Global Pollution Cleanup Efforts

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Decoded – The Mystery of Those Recycling Codes at the Bottom of Plastic Containers

Our friend Russell Klein, with whom we worked closely during his many years as Washington D.C.’s only municipal recycling educator, and who was also responsible for directing (and co-founding) the Material Resource Sustainability Internship (MRSI), has written a great piece to clear all the confusion about plastics recycling, especially for anyone who has tried to use those … Continue reading Decoded – The Mystery of Those Recycling Codes at the Bottom of Plastic Containers

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