Launched in 1970 as a “national teach-in on the environment,” Earth Day has done much to raise awareness over the years. While we are all better informed today about waste reduction, climate change, and other sustainability challenges, we still have work to do to reach a more sustainable future. Earth Day is our yearly reminder … Continue reading Earth Day: The “National Teach-In” Continues (Photos)
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
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?
April 2014 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 … Continue reading Plastic Bag Monster “Scares” Up Awareness on Earth Day
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
If you are in NYC, head uptown to see Chinese artist Xu Bing’s monumental “Phoenix” installation soaring inside the Cathedral of St John the Divine on 110th Street. The two birds, measuring over 90 and 100 feet and weighing over 12 tonnes, are “recycled” marvels — made up of construction debris salvaged from sites throughout Beijing. We … Continue reading Artist’s Phoenix is a “Recycled” Marvel, Will Soar in NYC for the Next Year (Video)
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?
Office workers at one NYC skyscraper certainly got the message about recycling this month. They could not miss the 10-foot-high display of used plastic bottles that greeted them in the lobby each day for a week as they arrived for work. The attention-getting display was created over three days and installed by Great Forest. [Related: Get … Continue reading Towering Display of Plastic Bottles Reminds Office Workers To Recycle
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
On April 18th, Great Forest recycling consultant Sandra Robishaw unveiled a giant cardboard structure, which she designed and built over ten hours with the help of her son Daniel. The attention-grabbing tower was installed in the lobby of 480 Washington Boulevard in Jersey City to make a big statement about recycling and waste – it … Continue reading Giant Cardboard Structure Makes Big Statement About Recycling, Again
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
AllianceBernstein recently held an environmental event at its offices at 1345 Avenue of the Americas to promote the firm’s sustainability programs. Anna Dengler and Nate Kimball of Great Forest were on hand to talk about energy efficiency and recycling. They also treated staffers to a recycling game — players had to select items from a … Continue reading Alliance Bernstein Hosts Environmental Event
Great Forest made a big statement about recycling and waste with this massive cardboard tower. The visually stunning display caught the eye of many tenants in the lobby of 480 Washington Boulevard. It illustrated in simple, visual terms the amount of waste generated from discarding cardboard trays used in many cafeterias. Anna Dengler, Great Forest’s … Continue reading Cardboard Tower Illustrates Height of Waste, Promotes Recycling