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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Q&A: Brenda Pulley On America Recycles Day

Oct. 2015 Do we really still need one day set aside to promote recycling? Do we still need America Recycles Day? If you read John Tierney’s recent New York Times article “The Reign of Recycling” (and the enormous outcry that followed), you would know that the answer is yes.  We still need America Recycles Day because there are … Continue reading Q&A: Brenda Pulley On America Recycles Day

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A Conversation With The Waldorf Astoria On Sustainability

A Conversation With The Waldorf Astoria On Sustainability The Waldorf Astoria was one of three winners of the inaugural 2014 HANYC Sustainability Awards, given out by the Hotel Association of NYC. What have they been doing in the year since their win? How have their efforts made a difference in their operations? We found out: … Continue reading A Conversation With The Waldorf Astoria On Sustainability

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Calling All NYC Hotels – Join The Carbon Challenge!

Calling all NYC hotels.  Now it is your turn to join the carbon challenge. Started in 2007, the NYC Carbon Challenge is a voluntary leadership program for 17 of New York City’s leading universities, the 11 largest hospital organizations, 11 global companies, and 18 residential management firms that have pledged to voluntarily reduce their building-based … Continue reading Calling All NYC Hotels – Join The Carbon Challenge!

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Corporate Sustainability Reputation Can Account For 11% Of Firm’s Value

Two new reports presented at the recent Commit Forum shed more light on the increasing value of sustainability to businesses. A news summary of both reports noted that companies with strong sustainability reputations benefit from: Increased company value. According to the report, an average of 33% of a company’s value can be attributed to its name, and … Continue reading Corporate Sustainability Reputation Can Account For 11% Of Firm’s Value

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Making A Difference: A Tale of Three Cleanups – Azerbaijan, Vietnam, Mexico

Getting arrested in Azerbaijan, receiving a late night urgent email from Mexico, and digging up backyards in a toxic “craft” village in Vietnam. Read about these adventures in toxic pollution cleanup in three very different parts of the world. Great Forest proudly supports the work of Pure Earth in fighting global toxic pollution in the world’s … Continue reading Making A Difference: A Tale of Three Cleanups – Azerbaijan, Vietnam, Mexico

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The Reign Of Recycling Is NOT Over: A Roundup of Responses To John Tierney

Over the past week, the worlds of recycling and sustainability have been buzzing about John Tierney’s New York Times article “The Reign of Recycling.” Tierney’s piece, which restates an old argument he made in 1996 against recycling, prompted an outcry. In it he concludes: “… cities have been burying garbage for thousands of years, and it’s still … Continue reading The Reign Of Recycling Is NOT Over: A Roundup of Responses To John Tierney

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