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Making A Difference:
Golf, Green “Beer” and Generosity

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A big thank you to Mike Doherty, President/CEO of Building Maintenance Services; Ralph Scopo from Classic, the team from Royal Waste, and all the other industry folks who turned out in force to support this year’s Pure Earth golf benefit. As many of you know,  the nonprofit Pure Earth was established by Great Forest president Richard Fuller … Continue reading Making A Difference:
Golf, Green “Beer” and Generosity

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Making A Difference:
Walk-Through Of Agbogbloshie E-Waste Dump Site Spreads Message About Safe Recycling

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Great Forest is a proud supporter of Pure Earth, a nonprofit that works to clean up some of the world’s worst polluted communities. Our blog features regular stories about their work is Making A Difference. Recycling is a great thing.  But it has to be done properly. When improperly processed, e-waste can pollute and poison communities.  This … Continue reading Making A Difference:
Walk-Through Of Agbogbloshie E-Waste Dump Site Spreads Message About Safe Recycling

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Making A Difference: So Fresh, So Clean

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What do you do after your home and yard has just been decontaminated? Well, you lie down on the freshly cleaned ground! These boys in the Chowa neighborhood of Kabwe, Zambia, are displaying their playful appreciation. When this photo was taken, the nonprofit Pure Earth had just completed the remediation of 24 highly contaminated homes … Continue reading Making A Difference: So Fresh, So Clean

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Great Forest Founder On NPR’s The Takeaway

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Last week, Great Forest founder Richard Fuller spoke with John Hockenberry on NPR’s The Takeaway about the climate change debate and its impact on the fight against toxic pollution–the largest cause of death among the poorest people on the planet. This followed the historic COP21 agreement in Paris, where nearly 200 countries settled on an international plan to reduce greenhouse … Continue reading Great Forest Founder On NPR’s The Takeaway

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Making A Difference: Dinner Served On 960 Pieces Of Lead-Free Pottery Sends Urgent Message Across Mexico

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Did you know that having a great meal in Mexico might also mean being exposed to toxic lead?  This is because much of the beautiful, traditional pottery used in homes and restaurants across Mexico contain lead glazes. At this year’s Festival Internacional Cervantino, one of the most important arts and cultural events in Latin America, … Continue reading Making A Difference: Dinner Served On 960 Pieces Of Lead-Free Pottery Sends Urgent Message Across Mexico

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

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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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Making A Difference: Peru – A Path Of Gold And Destruction

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A team from our sister nonprofit Pure Earth recently spent ten days traveling deep into remote areas of Peru to reach current gold mining communities in the Andes mountains and in the rainforest. What they saw amazed them — from the terrible, scarred landscape left behind after gold extraction, to the innovative way some “model” … Continue reading Making A Difference: Peru – A Path Of Gold And Destruction

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Making A Difference: New Book From Great Forest Founder Chronicles “Indiana Jones-Style” Adventures In World’s Most Toxic Places

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“Richard Fuller has been the driving force behind two huge environmental agendas: corporate sustainability and pollution in the developing world. He’s the Elon Musk of the environment.” — Hon Nereus Acosta, Advisor for the Environment, Office of the President, Government of the Philippines Who knew cleaning up toxic waste could be the stuff of Indiana … Continue reading Making A Difference: New Book From Great Forest Founder Chronicles “Indiana Jones-Style” Adventures In World’s Most Toxic Places

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Making A Difference: A Toxic Beach in Azerbaijan Gets Cleaned Up

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This summer, when families return to stake out their spot in the sun along the coast of the Caspian sea in Sumgait Azerbaijan, there will be one crucial difference. The beach will no longer be toxic, and they will no longer be exposed to poisons, especially when they indulge in what locals call a solar bath, … Continue reading Making A Difference: A Toxic Beach in Azerbaijan Gets Cleaned Up

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Making A Difference: Recycling E-Waste into Amazing Works of Art

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These amazing works of art, many created out of e-waste, is a beautiful testament to the power and endless possibilities of recycling. They were generously donated by about 30 artists for auction at Pure Earth’s benefit ball in April. The event raised a total of over $300,000 to help make a difference in some of the world’s worst polluted places. … Continue reading Making A Difference: Recycling E-Waste into Amazing Works of Art

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Making A Difference: Top Ten Countries Turning The Corner on Toxic Pollution

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In Senegal, they replaced a polluting industry with a hydroponic garden. In Vietnam, they cleaned up a village at a cost of just $20 a person. They are among ten countries making a difference in the fight against toxic pollution — the largest cause of death in the world. Their stories are proof that in spite of … Continue reading Making A Difference: Top Ten Countries Turning The Corner on Toxic Pollution

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Making A Difference: Collaborate With Nonprofit Pure Earth To Mark Earth Day

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As you may know, in addition to founding Great Forest, Richard Fuller also started an extraordinary not-for-profit called Pure Earth. Great Forest is a big supporter of Pure Earth and we thought you might be interested in collaborating with them on some cause-related marketing opportunities available at the upcoming Benefit Ball on April 27, at Gotham … Continue reading Making A Difference: Collaborate With Nonprofit Pure Earth To Mark Earth Day

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