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Final Challenge: Start an Office Recycling Program

By |November 13th, 2012|

As a conclusion to our America Recycles Day blog series, we pose a final challenge, to implement an office recycling program. When people are asked if they recycle, the amount of hands that go up is increasing.  One of the ways that we can help increase the amount of recyclers and get the habit started is to [...]

Recycling Challenge #1: Know Your Local Recycling Program

By |October 24th, 2012|

Last week, as we kicked off our America Recycles Day series, we challenged our readers to get to know their local recycling program. There are a variety of recycling solutions that may be offered in your area. In order to recycle successfully, it's important to familiarize yourself with your local recycling program. Earth911.com allows you [...]

Six Trends in Corporate Sustainability Reporting

By |October 3rd, 2012|

In order to measure the success of a corporate sustainability program, accurate reporting is crucial. A survey recently conducted by Ernst & Young focused on Corporate Sustainability and Reporting.  From those topics, six trends were derived. The survey tells us that company and stakeholder interest in corporate sustainability reporting continues to rise, although the tools [...]

New Green City 2012

By |September 19th, 2012|

New York City is not only America’s largest city, it's also planning to become America’s greenest under an ambitious environmental strategy outlined by Mayor Mike Bloomberg in 2007 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030. For the past 6 years, GrowNYC – a non-profit whose goal is to improve New York’s quality of [...]

Infographic: Sustainable Supply Chain

By |August 15th, 2012|

When it comes to sustainable manufacturing, what does circular thinking really mean?  Have a look at this infographic (below) to see what Pratt Industries is doing to close the loop. Starting with a fully integrated recycling program, 1.8 millions tons of waste  are diverted from landfills each year. The recovered waste paper is then used [...]

Zero-Waste: An Olympic-Sized Mission

By |August 8th, 2012|

This is part 3 of a 3 part series of posts related to Olympic inspired sustainability topics. You can read part 1: “Sustainable Olympics in London Win Green” here.  One of the most important and ambitious sustainable initiatives taken by the London 2012 Olympic Games is their mission for zero waste to landfill. An estimated 3300 tons [...]

Boxes Upcycled into Corrugated Art

By |August 6th, 2012|

Not only are corrugated boxes recyclable, but these boxes are also great mediums for sustainable artists to upcycle into something worthy of an art gallery. The unique properties of cardboard make it a perfect material for constructing highly durable art that can withstand the test of time. The gallery that follows represents some of the [...]

Concept of Sustainable Olympic Games is Decades Old

By |August 2nd, 2012|

This is part 2 of a 3 part series of posts related to Olympic inspired sustainability topics. You can read part 1: "Sustainable Olympics in London Win Green" here. Sustainability is not a sprint. In fact, the path to true sustainability is a marathon…as the Olympic Games continually remind us. The Olympic Movement’s Agenda 21 suggested as [...]

Sustainable Olympics in London Win Green!

By |July 26th, 2012|

If sustainability was a sport, there's no doubt Olympic host city London would win the green. The 2012 London Games will prove to be the most sustainable and eco-friendly on record, due to  some innovative and significant steps the city has taken for this international event. According to London2012.com, the London Olympics will employ the [...]

National Grid Awards Pratt for Energy Conservation Efforts

By |July 18th, 2012|

Pratt Industries has been honored for its ongoing efforts to conserve energy at its 100% recycled paper mill on Staten Island, NY. National Grid, which oversees a New York State government fund to provide incentives to businesses and residents for improvements in energy efficiencies, cited Pratt for helping to make Staten Island “cleaner [...]