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Did You Know…? Report Explains How Fortune 500 Companies Engage Employees in CSR

According to a new report by Workforce For Good, Fortune 500 companies think outside the box when it comes to engaging employees on matters of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Entitled “Engaging Employees in Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility“, the report details the results after interviews with corporate leaders of 17 Fortune 500 companies in the … Continue reading Did You Know…? Report Explains How Fortune 500 Companies Engage Employees in CSR

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Did You Know… Big Retailers Focus on Waste?

Waste management is a top concern for big retailers, according to the second annual Retail Sustainability Report, released early March by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). Nearly all retail companies surveyed have recycling and waste management initiatives in place. The report states what Great Forest clients already know: that recycling at stores not only … Continue reading Did You Know… Big Retailers Focus on Waste?

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Did You Know? States Work To Increase Energy Efficiency

Many forward-thinking states are now taking a comprehensive look at their energy plans, and issuing directives to increase efficiency. Earlier this month, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an Executive Order directing state agencies to increase energy efficiency in state buildings by 20% in seven years. New York is also participating in a program called  … Continue reading Did You Know? States Work To Increase Energy Efficiency

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Did You Know? Sustainability Issues Among Top 10 Concerns

A recent survey of academic, business, and government leaders found that they believe sustainability issues are among the top ten issues facing the world today. A recent survey of academic, business, and government leaders found that they believe sustainability issues are among the top ten issues facing the world today. The report – entitled the Global … Continue reading Did You Know? Sustainability Issues Among Top 10 Concerns

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Did You Know… Sustainability is Critical for Business Executives!

According to a new report released by Accenture, 78% of senior executives say that sustainability is vital to the future growth of their businesses. The consulting firm surveyed 250 senior executives in the United States, Japan, Germany, France and the United Kingdom, as well as China, Brazil and India, about sustainable business and commercial growth. … Continue reading Did You Know… Sustainability is Critical for Business Executives!

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Did You Know… New Lighting Standards Tackle Largest Source of Energy Consumption

With lighting accounting for the single largest electricity usage in the commercial sector (three times the energy consumption of air conditioning, for example), new legislation will soon help buildings and businesses make a big impact on the environment and their bottom line. Beginning next year, new national standards will begin to phase out many old inefficient incandescent … Continue reading Did You Know… New Lighting Standards Tackle Largest Source of Energy Consumption

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Did You Know…?

Out with the old and in with the new is the motto this time of year, and that is especially true with electronic gadgets. The U.S. generates 3.16 million tons of electronic waste! Unfortunately, the majority of this is not yet being recycled, though recycling rates have been increasing in recent years. Electronic recycling, or eCycling is far … Continue reading Did You Know…?

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Did You Know…?

The extra energy Americans use to power their holiday lights between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the equivalent of every U.S. household using their electric oven at 350 degrees for two-and-a-half days. LED lights save 75% of the energy of incandescent lights and last up to 10 times longer. Affordable LED holiday lights are now common … Continue reading Did You Know…?

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Did You Know…? LED holiday lights

The extra energy Americans use to power their holiday lights between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the equivalent of every U.S. household using their electric oven at 350 degrees for two-and-a-half days. LED lights save 75% of the energy of incandescent lights and last up to 10 times longer. Affordable LED holiday lights are now common … Continue reading Did You Know…? LED holiday lights

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