Sustainability 101

Earth Day 2013 Recap: Cleaning Up a Stream and More

What did you do for Earth Day? Great Forest held dozens of special Earth Day events across the country this year.

We staged recycling games in the lobbies of office buildings and malls, created a “fine art” event with elaborately framed green tips, distributed bags of seed bombs that could be taken home and planted, and we even helped to clean up a stream that runs adjacent to a client’s building in Maryland!

Great Forest assisted The JBG Companies with providing kid-friendly educational materials for the cleanup event in partnership with Rock Creek Conservancy. Great Forest consultant Barbara Fonseca created a poster presentation for the kids involved. She also brought a home worm compost bin to educate residents and tenants on organics recycling. We helped pull out close to 3 tons of waste from the stream, including old tires, mattresses, blankets, an old rusted bicycle, and a large amount of glass bottles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Photos above: Courtesy Rock Creek Conservancy]

Wheel of SustainabilityEco Skill GameGreat Forest seed bomb fine Earth Day event

[Three photos directly above: Van Stolatis Photography, Courtesy 230 Park Avenue]

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