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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Alert: Stricter Enforcement Means Lengthier LL87/ENERGY STAR Process

Manhattan's buildings reflections 
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Attention property managers. Are you due to file your LL87 (2009) energy audit this year? Are you planning to get an ENERGY STAR certification for your building? If you answered yes to either question, you must begin the process by spring at the latest. Starting this year, you will need to file more extensive documentation … Continue reading Alert: Stricter Enforcement Means Lengthier LL87/ENERGY STAR Process

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Grants Available For Recycling in Delaware

Businesses, institutions and organizations in Delaware may be eligible to receive financial help to install or expand their recycling programs through the Universal Recycling Grant and Low Interest Loan Program. Grant applications are due March 3, 2015. Awards will be announced in April 2015, and projects must be completed by May 2016. Learn more and apply online.

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VIDEO: Recycling More vs. Recycling Right (Highlights From SXSW Panel)

This 3 min. video offers highlights of the panel discussion on “Recycling More vs. Recycling Right in America” at the 2014 SXSW Eco Conference on sustainability in Austin, Texas. The discussion was moderated by the National Waste & Recycling Association’s President and CEO Sharon H. Kneiss, and includes Brenda Pulley from Keep America Beautiful, and Phil Bresee from … Continue reading VIDEO: Recycling More vs. Recycling Right (Highlights From SXSW Panel)

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VIDEO: What to do with e-waste in New York (1 minute video)

Here’s a one-minute video that tells you what you can do with e-waste in New York, including the e-cycle NYC program that offers e-waste pick up from buildings, and info on over 90 retail locations in NYC where you can drop off e-waste, including Staples, Best Buy, Goodwill and the Salvation Army. In New York State, check … Continue reading VIDEO: What to do with e-waste in New York (1 minute video)

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Regulation Updates: E-Waste, Styrofoam, and more

Update: Sept. 22, 2015 – Judge strikes down NYC’s foam ban.  The city is exploring its options for reinstituting the ban, including an appeal. We will keep you updated.  New Year, New Rules Across The Country: Here are selected highlights of new and upcoming rules affecting clients across the country.  Check back for updates. 1) NY … Continue reading Regulation Updates: E-Waste, Styrofoam, and more

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How Is E-Waste Recycled? (VIDEO)

Lifecycle of Electronics (Infographic from e-stewards.org)

The United Nations Environment Program calls electronic waste the “fastest growing waste stream in the world.” In 2015, NYC joined a growing list of cities and states requiring the proper disposal and recycling of e-waste. A typical building generates close to one ton of e-waste every few months.  Many buildings (and homes) have tons of e-waste in … Continue reading How Is E-Waste Recycled? (VIDEO)

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Making A Difference: What Causes 1 in 7 Deaths?

Richard lung slide

What’s the leading cause of death in developing countries? A.  malnutrition and undernutrition B.  tuberculosis, malaria & HIV/AIDS C.  pollution Click to find out.  The answer might surprise you. This stealth killer causes 1 in 7 deaths around the world. Great Forest is a proud supporter of the Blacksmith Institute for a Pure Earth, a … Continue reading Making A Difference: What Causes 1 in 7 Deaths?

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Why 2015 will be the year of sustainability

Happy New Year.  U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon believes that 2015 will be the year of sustainability.  We’ve been building up to it. Here are his thoughts on businesses. A sustainable approach to business can also help create decent jobs, improve public health, empower women and protect the environment. It is heartening to see many companies already reaping the … Continue reading Why 2015 will be the year of sustainability

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