Sustainability101 Blog

Monthly Archives: November 2014

Be Our Guest On Dec. 2: “Sustainability In The Hospitality Industry” Conference

http://greatforest.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Pineapple-logo.jpg

On December 2, the Global Center for Hospitality Management at New York Institute of Technology, the New York State Restaurant Association & Green Hospitality Initiative will be hosting a day-long conference on Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry: A Global Perspective – Food, Operations, Work Culture, and Community. Great Forest will be among the speakers who will include leaders in the hotel and … Continue reading Be Our Guest On Dec. 2: “Sustainability In The Hospitality Industry” Conference

This entry was posted in All, News and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

How Big Is Your E-Waste “Secret”?

e-waste

  It is in your home, and in your office, lurking around in the deep dark recesses of your basement or closet – a collection of old electronics that have been stored away, taking up valuable space. Just how big is this “secret” e-waste stash that everyone has? We recently got a hint. To mark … Continue reading How Big Is Your E-Waste “Secret”?

This entry was posted in All, Recycling, Composting, Waste and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Top 10 Most Widely Recycled Items?

10-in-the-Bin_Webbanner-300x250

What are the most widely and easily recycled items? Keep America Beautiful has partnered with National Waste and Recycling Association, Solid Waste Association of North America and the U.S. EPA to develop a simple message designed to answer the question “What can I recycle?”  Click to see the “Top 10 in the Bin.”

This entry was posted in All, Recycling, Composting, Waste. Bookmark the permalink.

NYC’s Most Sustainable Hotels Are Identified, Artworks Awarded

HANYC Sustainability Awards - Winners, judges and Sustainability Committee members

Congratulations to the Waldorf Astoria New York, New York Hilton Midtown, and The Carlton Hotel – they are the winners of the first ever Hotel Association of New York City’s HANYC Sustainability awards.  Great Forest provided expert guidance, and worked with the HANYC to launch the awards.  Read more about the three hotels and why they … Continue reading NYC’s Most Sustainable Hotels Are Identified, Artworks Awarded

This entry was posted in All, News and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Making A Difference: A Toxic Mystery At A School In Armenia

Slide0021

Recently, Blacksmith Institute for a Pure Earth came across a school in Armenia, where various mounds of highly toxic waste had mysteriously appeared (see photo below). The piles appeared to have been dumped there surreptitiously by a company looking to get rid of their mining waste. Children  in the school yard were playing around the exposed piles … Continue reading Making A Difference: A Toxic Mystery At A School In Armenia

This entry was posted in All, Making a Difference and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.
Great Forest