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Monthly Archives: May 2015

2nd Annual Hotel Sustainability Awards

The search is on again. We encourage all eligible hotels to check for details and apply for the 2015 HANYC Sustainability Awards from the Hotel Association of New York City. Last year’s search identified three winners with a range of innovative programs. How green are NYC hotels?  Here are 10 insights from the inaugural awards.

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Hello? Its Your Dumpster Calling.

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Very soon, your waste dumpster may be sending you daily messages and communicating with you more regularly than some people you know. It will tell you when it is empty, full, or if someone has just dumped an illegal load in the middle of the night. The technology to make your waste containers smart fits in … Continue reading Hello? Its Your Dumpster Calling.

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“Recycling” A Gym Through Skillful Matchmaking

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What do you do with a gym-full of fitness equipment that is no longer needed? Vornado/Charles E. Smith recently found the perfect solution when they renovated the fitness center at Commerce Metro Center in Reston, VA.  They donated their old equipment to The Loading Dock, a nonprofit building materials reuse center in Baltimore that works to increase the supply and use of … Continue reading “Recycling” A Gym Through Skillful Matchmaking

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Can Single-Stream Recycling Work in NYC?

Great Forest’s Amy Marpman recently spoke with City Limits about NYC’s current recycling system in a piece that explores the city’s single-stream recycling ambitions. There are many factors that can affect how well a recycling program is working. Single-stream recycling is more convenient for the average person and we know that making recycling easy to accomplish does work. … Continue reading Can Single-Stream Recycling Work in NYC?

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Making A Difference: Recycling E-Waste into Amazing Works of Art

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These amazing works of art, many created out of e-waste, is a beautiful testament to the power and endless possibilities of recycling. They were generously donated by about 30 artists for auction at Pure Earth’s benefit ball in April. The event raised a total of over $300,000 to help make a difference in some of the world’s worst polluted places. … Continue reading Making A Difference: Recycling E-Waste into Amazing Works of Art

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Upcoming Events – June 2015

June 1 – 4, Las Vegas Waste Expo 2015 Organized by Waste360’s expo, this year’s event will cover a range of issues including recycling/resource recovery, technological innovations in the waste and recycling, and composting and organics recycling. Learn more. June 11, Washington, D.C. Discussion: Latest Sustainability Trends, Challenges and Updates The Apartment and Office Buildings Association … Continue reading Upcoming Events – June 2015

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