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

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

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

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

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

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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Plastic Bag Monster “Scares” Up Awareness on Earth Day

With its glowing yellow eyes, this angry plastic bag monster looks like he is in the middle of devouring the entire earth! Great Forest recycling consultant and artist Sandra Robishaw designed and crafted this attention-getting display out of hundreds of used plastic bags for the lobby of UBS in Weehawken, New Jersey, for Earth Day. This showcase … Continue reading Plastic Bag Monster “Scares” Up Awareness on Earth Day

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Earth Day 2014 Roundup

This year, Great Forest held dozens of Earth Day events across the country to raise awareness about recycling and sustainability. We built a plastic bag monster display for two buildings in New Jersey. Among the events in NYC was an Earth Day fair at Time Warner Center, which attracted over 1500 people in one afternoon. … Continue reading Earth Day 2014 Roundup

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Making a Difference: Earth Day – Beyond Sustainability and Climate Change

As we mark another Earth Day – the 44th since 1970 – it is good to know that awareness of environmental issues has indeed grown over the years. We see this in the focus on sustainability (like we do here in this blog) and climate change — both important, pressing issues. But there remains one … Continue reading Making a Difference: Earth Day – Beyond Sustainability and Climate Change

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Countdown To Earth Day: There’s Still Time To Take Action

Great Forest talked to MediaPost’s Marketing: Green to offer their readers some quick tips on what their companies can do for Earth Day.  Click to see our answers or read on below: From Marketing: Green Much has changed since the first Earth Day (1970) in the U.S. – the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, the passage … Continue reading Countdown To Earth Day: There’s Still Time To Take Action

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Earth Day Events Organized Worldwide: Four Examples

March 25, 2014 This article first appeared in Environmental Leader How about breaking a world record for collecting and shredding paper, or filling the lawn of your office building with “sculptures” made of recyclable cups, or holding a haiku competition to promote your sustainability website? These are just some of the more creative ways companies have … Continue reading Earth Day Events Organized Worldwide: Four Examples

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Earth Hour? How About Ideas For An Office Green Hour?

Earth Hour, which falls on March 29 this year, has become more than just a global effort to get people and organizations to switch off their lights for one hour. Today, it has expanded to include worldwide projects and pledges.  So why not take inspiration from the idea of Earth Hour to make a difference … Continue reading Earth Hour? How About Ideas For An Office Green Hour?

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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, … Continue reading Earth Day 2013 Recap: Cleaning Up a Stream and More

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Three Last-Minute Ideas for Earth Day

Earth Day (April 22) is just around the corner. While there is still time time to plan, here are three quick ideas that you can implement even at the last minute: 1) Say Thank You Thank your staff and/or tenants for their green efforts over the past year.  If your sustainability programs have been a … Continue reading Three Last-Minute Ideas for Earth Day

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How Do Companies Celebrate Earth Day? A Guide to Earth Day Ideas From World Records to Haiku Competitions

In 2012, three companies broke a world record to mark Earth Day. Another organized a haiku competition, while the majority staged events large and small, from building attention-getting recycling sculptures to holding brown bag Lunch and Learn talks. Some took part in worldwide movements, while others involved their companies in local volunteer projects. What will … Continue reading How Do Companies Celebrate Earth Day? A Guide to Earth Day Ideas From World Records to Haiku Competitions

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Sculptures, Moving Globe Displays and Other Earth Day Highlights

Did you see the earth move at one of over 40 unique Earth Day events organized by Great Forest this year? It was just our latest creation – a moving, mechanical globe display, which wowed people at two locations. We made many other big green statements with our signature, attention-getting sculptures constructed out of discarded disposable cups, plastic … Continue reading Sculptures, Moving Globe Displays and Other Earth Day Highlights

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Earth Day Report 2010

Green Buildings to the Rescue Earth Day is 40 years old.  Back when it began in 1970, “green buildings” referred to their color. Today, they stand for energy efficiency, reduced waste and cost savings. But above all, green buildings can save the world! OK, maybe that claim is a little exaggerated, but the impact buildings … Continue reading Earth Day Report 2010

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