America Recycles Day is November 15. While recycling should be a year-round activity, America Recycles Day is a great opportunity to put the spotlight on recycling to remind everyone about the importance of recycling, reuse, and reduction. Sadly, many recyclables never find their way to the recycling facility. As of 2013, the U.S. national recycling rate … Continue reading Your America Recycles Day Toolkit: 20 Tips and More
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?
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
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”?
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?
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
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?
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
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