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Great Forest Returns To Manage Recycling And Composting At Large Scale Harvest Fest

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  “Great Forest has been instrumental in helping us minimize trash and maximize recycling and composting at our large-scale festivals,” said Estelle Silberman, event manager, Stone Barns Center For Food And Agriculture. Read the full testimonial. And we are looking forwarding to doing it all again this weekend at the sold-out Harvest Fest, one of … Continue reading Great Forest Returns To Manage Recycling And Composting At Large Scale Harvest Fest

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Earth Day and Beyond – Online Portal Of Resources Keeps Momentum Going

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“The wealth of the nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers, lakes, oceans, scenic beauty, wildlife habitats and biodiversity… that’s all there is. That’s the whole economy. That’s where all the economic activity and jobs come from. These biological systems are the sustaining wealth of the world” — Gaylord Nelson, Founder, Earth Day As … Continue reading Earth Day and Beyond – Online Portal Of Resources Keeps Momentum Going

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Panel – Latest Sustainability Trends, Challenges

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What are the latest sustainability trends and challenges facing buildings and businesses? A recent panel on the topic organized by the Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA) and the Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District (BID) drew about 60 people from across the  industry, including representatives from local government and property management companies. Keynote speaker Brendan Shane, C40 Cities’ regional director … Continue reading Panel – Latest Sustainability Trends, Challenges

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Earth Day At 45: The “National Teach-In” Continues (Photos)

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Were you at one of our events? Did you learn anything new this Earth Day? Launched 45 years ago as a “national teach-in on the environment,” Earth Day has done much to raise awareness over the years, but we are not there yet. As in previous years, Great Forest organized and staged numerous events across the … Continue reading Earth Day At 45: The “National Teach-In” Continues (Photos)

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After Earth Day – Five Things To Do

Here are five things you can do to keep the Earth Day momentum going year-round. Who are you going to call? Know who to contact when you have a question about sustainability at work. It could be your sustainability consultant or a member of your office green team. If there is no point person, consider nominating someone to the … Continue reading After Earth Day – Five Things To Do

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Usher, Fall Out Boy, Train, No Doubt and Others Mark Earth Day With 250,000… and Great Forest

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We agree with what Usher, Fall Out Boy, will.i.am and Train said about the issues brought up at the big Earth Day concert in Washington D.C. last weekend on April 18. Great Forest was on hand to support nonprofit Pure Earth at the event to raise awareness to #EndPollution. Usher, No Doubt, Mary J. Blige, Fall Out … Continue reading Usher, Fall Out Boy, Train, No Doubt and Others Mark Earth Day With 250,000… and Great Forest

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Earth Day – Ideas, Inspiration and Opportunities

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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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“Mooo-ve” Over Waste – Large Amount Of Compostables Collected at Popular Harvest Fest

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The weight of a cow – that is how much compostable materials we collected at Stone Barns’ popular Harvest Fest in the Hudson Valley, New York, earlier in October. That is over 1000 pounds of food waste and other compostable materials that we kept out of the landfill! If you were at the Harvest Fest, you … Continue reading “Mooo-ve” Over Waste – Large Amount Of Compostables Collected at Popular Harvest Fest

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Earn Extra LEED Credit For America Recycles Day?

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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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Great Forest To Steer Stone Barns’ Composting/Recycling At Popular Fall Festival

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Large events often leave behind mountains of waste that few organizers know how to handle. The logistics of recycling and composting at festivals can seem insurmountable, but this year, Stone Barns is meeting the challenge, and we will be there to make sure they succeed. Great Forest will be managing composting and recycling at Stone Barn’s annual Harvest Fest, … Continue reading Great Forest To Steer Stone Barns’ Composting/Recycling At Popular Fall Festival

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Getting Festival-Goers to Recycle, With the Help of Sidewalk Chalk

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Summer is festival time. Festivals mean plenty of disposable plates, cups, bottles, cans and utensils will be used. Unfortunately, festival organizers do not always have the resources to install a recycling program or insist that all vendors use biodegradable wares that can be placed in the trash. But a growing number of festivals around the … Continue reading Getting Festival-Goers to Recycle, With the Help of Sidewalk Chalk

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