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Earth Hour? How About Ideas For An Office Green Hour?

Earth Hour, which falls on March 29 this year, has become more than just a global effort to get people and organizations to switch off their lights for one hour. Today, it has expanded to include worldwide projects and pledges.  So why not take inspiration from the idea of Earth Hour to make a difference … Continue reading Earth Hour? How About Ideas For An Office Green Hour?

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Great Forest Clients To Participate in Earth Hour March 27th

(Photo from Canberra, Australia, Earth Hour 2009) The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International will participate in the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Earth Hour 2010 by encouraging its members and local associations to support the initiative. (See sidebar “Did You Know” for more about Earth Hour.) “The commercial real estate industry is committed to finding … Continue reading Great Forest Clients To Participate in Earth Hour March 27th

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Earth Day Events Organized Worldwide: Four Examples

March 25, 2014 This article first appeared in Environmental Leader How about breaking a world record for collecting and shredding paper, or filling the lawn of your office building with “sculptures” made of recyclable cups, or holding a haiku competition to promote your sustainability website? These are just some of the more creative ways companies have … Continue reading Earth Day Events Organized Worldwide: Four Examples

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Three Last-Minute Ideas for Earth Day

Earth Day (April 22) is just around the corner. While there is still time time to plan, here are three quick ideas that you can implement even at the last minute: 1) Say Thank You Thank your staff and/or tenants for their green efforts over the past year.  If your sustainability programs have been a … Continue reading Three Last-Minute Ideas for Earth Day

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How Do Companies Celebrate Earth Day? A Guide to Earth Day Ideas From World Records to Haiku Competitions

In 2012, three companies broke a world record to mark Earth Day. Another organized a haiku competition, while the majority staged events large and small, from building attention-getting recycling sculptures to holding brown bag Lunch and Learn talks. Some took part in worldwide movements, while others involved their companies in local volunteer projects. What will … Continue reading How Do Companies Celebrate Earth Day? A Guide to Earth Day Ideas From World Records to Haiku Competitions

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Earth Day Report 2010

Green Buildings to the Rescue Earth Day is 40 years old.  Back when it began in 1970, “green buildings” referred to their color. Today, they stand for energy efficiency, reduced waste and cost savings. But above all, green buildings can save the world! OK, maybe that claim is a little exaggerated, but the impact buildings … Continue reading Earth Day Report 2010

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Breakthrough Solutions for One of Earth’s Biggest Challenges

A conversation with Richard Fuller, president of Great Forest Inc. and the Blacksmith Institute. January 27, 2009. By Alice Bumgarner for Idea Connection Even as Richard Fuller was running Great Forest Inc., one of the top sustainability consulting companies in the U.S., he wondered what sort of tangible environmental impact his work made: Was it … Continue reading Breakthrough Solutions for One of Earth’s Biggest Challenges

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Great Forest Newsletter Archive

Our monthly publication is your source for the latest sustainability news, with tips, updates and a Q&A for businesses and commercial buildings. Signup for our Email Newsletter June 2017 May 2017 March/April 2017 Feb./March 2017 Jan. 2017 Dec. 2016 Happy Holidays Nov./Dec/ 2016 Oct. 2016 Sept. 2016 Aug. 2016 July 2016 May/June 2016 April 2016 … Continue reading Great Forest Newsletter Archive

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Here’s Your 5-Step Sustainability Checklist For Success In 2017. How Many Have You Completed?

The beginning of whole new year is a great time to review your sustainability strategy, and set the tone for the months ahead. What should you do? 1) Check on new and upcoming regulations Ensure you are in compliance to avoid fines.  Make sure your staff and tenants are aware of the changes. NYC Alert: If … Continue reading Here’s Your 5-Step Sustainability Checklist For Success In 2017. How Many Have You Completed?

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GPS Tracks America’s E-Waste HalfWay Across The World
What Can You Do?

As noted in this blog a few months ago, with e-waste rules firmly on the books across the country, the trend now seems to be towards greater enforcement, with bigger, multi-million dollar fines being levied. Why? Perhaps because a new investigative report has found that some e-waste is still being illegally dumped rather than recycled. The nonprofit Basel … Continue reading GPS Tracks America’s E-Waste HalfWay Across The World
What Can You Do?

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Fact Sheet: E-waste and Universal waste

Regulations What You Should Do Additional Solutions How is E-Waste Recycled? How is Universal Waste Recycled? How Big is the Problem? What is E-waste? E-waste refers to electronic waste that may include working and non-working items that are obsolete or unwanted. Examples:  Computers and peripherals (monitors, keyboards, printers, scanners, fax machines); televisions; small electronic equipment (VCRs, … Continue reading Fact Sheet: E-waste and Universal waste

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Giant Cardboard Structure Makes Big Statement About Recycling, Again

On April 18th, Great Forest recycling consultant Sandra Robishaw unveiled a giant cardboard structure, which she designed and built over ten hours with the help of her son Daniel. The attention-grabbing tower was installed in the lobby of 480 Washington Boulevard in Jersey City to make a big statement about recycling and waste – it … Continue reading Giant Cardboard Structure Makes Big Statement About Recycling, Again

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