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20 Tips To Get You Started For America Recycles Day On Nov. 15

America Recycles Day is November 15. It is the one day to remind yourself and everyone around you about the importance of recycling. NEED HELP? Here are 20 TIPS to get you started. Following this list of 20 tips will set you on the path to reducing waste and increasing recycling in the most efficient … Continue reading 20 Tips To Get You Started For America Recycles Day On Nov. 15

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Insight:
Is America Recycles Day Obsolete?

What did you do for America Recycles Day this year? For nearly twenty years, Americans have been coming together each November 15 to mark America Recycles Day.  It is the one day dedicated to educating and motivating friends, family and colleagues about the importance and impact of recycling. Today, recycling has become such an integral … Continue reading Insight:
Is America Recycles Day Obsolete?

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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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Earn Extra LEED Credit For America Recycles Day?

Did you know that you can use events and outreach activities you are planning for America Recycles Day (which falls on November 15) to earn extra LEED credit for your building? This “design yourself” Innovation in Operations (IO) credit is not assigned to any one LEED category. Instead, it allows you the freedom to present “new and creative solutions to … Continue reading Earn Extra LEED Credit For America Recycles Day?

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“Recycled” Bird Takes Off At America Recycles Day

Great Forest hosted a series of events at office buildings across the country on America Recycles Day to promote recycling. There were games, giveaways, “Lunch and Learn” lectures, and even a magnificent six-foot-tall bird created out of recyclable materials! “We wanted to draw attention to the fact that everything we used to create the bird can … Continue reading “Recycled” Bird Takes Off At America Recycles Day

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Are You Ready For America Recycles Day 2013?

Thousands of recycling events are held across the country around November 15 each year to mark America Recycles Day. Want to get people talking about your organization’s recycling? Try creating a big statement in the lobby (like this recycling structure on the left), or organize a small educational event just for your office. You can even do something as simple as sharing … Continue reading Are You Ready For America Recycles Day 2013?

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America Recycles Day: Paper Lake Makes Big Statement About Recycling

                  Hundreds of office workers at 575 Fifth Avenue were greeted with an unusual sight in the lobby of their building on November 15 – a paper “lake” constructed with over 164 bags of recyclables generated from the building.  Great Forest worked with Cushman & Wakefield to … Continue reading America Recycles Day: Paper Lake Makes Big Statement About Recycling

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America Recycles Day Coming Up

Plan an educational event with Great Forest                   America Recycles Day is November 15th. It’s a great time to remind employees and tenants to make use of the recycling programs you have in place. “The most common reason people have for not recycling is that they don’t … Continue reading America Recycles Day Coming Up

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Earth Day – Ideas, Inspiration and Opportunities

Wondering what to do for Earth Day on April 22? Here’s some inspiration. Consider an E-Waste Drive – a typical building generates close to one ton of e-waste every few months. Earth Day Events Organized Worldwide: Four Examples Countdown to Earth Day:  There’s Still Time to Take Action Three Last Minute Ideas for Earth Day Thinking … Continue reading Earth Day – Ideas, Inspiration and Opportunities

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Countdown To Earth Day: There’s Still Time To Take Action

Great Forest talked to MediaPost’s Marketing: Green to offer their readers some quick tips on what their companies can do for Earth Day.  Click to see our answers or read on below: From Marketing: Green Much has changed since the first Earth Day (1970) in the U.S. – the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, the passage … Continue reading Countdown To Earth Day: There’s Still Time To Take Action

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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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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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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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How Big Is Your E-Waste “Secret”?

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  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”?

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Artist’s Phoenix is a “Recycled” Marvel, Will Soar in NYC for the Next Year (Video)

If you are in NYC, head uptown to see Chinese artist Xu Bing’s monumental “Phoenix” installation soaring inside the Cathedral of St John the Divine on 110th Street. The two birds, measuring over 90 and 100 feet and weighing over 12 tonnes, are “recycled” marvels — made up of construction debris salvaged from sites throughout Beijing. We … Continue reading Artist’s Phoenix is a “Recycled” Marvel, Will Soar in NYC for the Next Year (Video)

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Get the Message with Big Green Statements

* Read the article in Environmental Leader No matter how many educational sessions you hold about recycling and conservation, and how many fact sheets you give out about sustainability, sometimes you just need to make a big visual statement to get the message across loud and clear. On Earth Day this year, tenants at a high-rise … Continue reading Get the Message with Big Green Statements

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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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Great Forest Waste Chart

To mark America Recycles Day, Great Forest has created a handy chart that follows the flow of your office waste, with reminders of what to do and what NOT to do.

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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)

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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Top 10 Most Widely Recycled Items?

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.”

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