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3RCertified

3RCertified recognizes organizations that take a leadership position in waste reduction and diversion. Properties are awarded certification on the basis of total points earned, and verified through an onsite third-party evaluation.

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10/18/19
Cornell Waste Management Institute

Solid waste educational materials produced by CWMI are available to help people make informed decisions about managing wastes.

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10/18/19
Zero Waste Resources

Check out the links below to learn about Zero Waste Resources and learn about the Zero Waste Alliance (ZWA), whose work involves ongoing corporate consulting, industry working groups as well as in-depth research projects to identify and address...

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10/18/19
Waste Audit: Appalachian State University

Consistent with the zero waste commitment, Appalachian State University has completed a comprehensive waste audit on campus, and has identified a need to reimagine their waste stream management. Appalachian State University contracted Kessler...

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10/18/19
EPA Sustainable Materials Management Program Strategic Plan 2017 – 2022

The three strategic priorities chosen as the focus of the Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Program for Fiscal Years 2017 to 2022 present significant opportunities for environmental, economic and social results. The strategic priority areas...

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10/16/19
Chemical Hazard Assessments, Protocols, Tools, Programs

The BizNGO Chemical Alternatives Assessment Protocol is a decision framework for substituting chemicals of concern to human health or the environment...

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10/16/19
Bartlett: Mulch Application Guidelines

Mulches provide many benefits for trees and shrubs. Properly applied mulch will moderate soil temperatures, reduce soil moisture loss, reduce soil compaction, provide nutrients, improve soil structure, foster beneficial microbial communities, and keep...

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10/15/19
The Sustainable SITES Initiative, Rating System, and Scorecard

The Sustainable SITES Initiative is a set of comprehensive, voluntary guidelines together with a rating system that assesses the sustainable design, construction, and maintenance of landscapes. It is used by landscape architects, designers, engineers,...

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10/15/19
Material Transfer Agreement: Living Collections Access and Distribution Form

This is an example from Denver Botanic Gardens of a Material Transfer Agreement:
Living Collections Access and Distribution Form. 

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8/21/19
Spruce up! Using green roofs and green spaces to beat the heat

This webinar covers how green roofs and other green spaces are being used to address urban heat across the country. The webinar highlights the variety of benefits that such practices can bring, such as how green roofs improve air quality and public...

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7/29/19
Remediating Compacted Soils Compromised

The effects of urban development write a profound signature on the landscape. Soils are inevitably compacted and regraded or paved over. We have developed techniques that can remediate these degraded soils and provide a long-term solution towards...

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7/11/19
Impact of Significant Weather Events on Plant Death in Managed Landscapes

Intensively managed landscapes, like those found in many public gardens, attempt to mitigate the impact of significant weather events through irrigation, improving soil characteristics, and mulching. At the same time many gardens purposefully push the...

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7/9/19
Making Sustainable Selections for Your Seasonal Color Plants

Seasonal color plants add to the beauty and ever-changing nature of the garden. These seasonal color plants each have different growing requirements, transportation distances, display durations, etc. In this presentation you will learn how a...

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7/9/19
Why Are Soils a Problem in Landscape Design and Construction?

There is a soil-plant continuum—an ecological symbiosis—that is essential for the growth and sustainability of all vegetation. Unfortunately, largely because many factors of the balance in soils are not well understood, soil becomes more of an abstract...

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6/28/19
OSHA’s Top 10: An Analysis of the Most Cited Workplace Safety Violations in 2018

In September 2018, OSHA released its latest “Top 10” list of most frequently cited workplace violation. While most of the list remains unchanged, personal protective equipment violations (1926.102) were added to the list this year. Triumvirate’s...

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5/28/19

 

 
Climate Action & Adaptation Plans

A strategic framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change. Cities utilize climate action plans as roadmaps for achieving emissions reductions and improving community resilience. Here, there are several...

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4/15/19
Carbon, Crops and Covers

This webinar will demonstrate the role carbon plays in crop rotations with cover crops. Participate in this training to learn how carbon enters the plant and ultimately the soil. Also, learn where the carbon is located in a plant and the role exudates...

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3/29/19
Community Strategic Energy Management Guide

Many communities have or are considering policies and programs to address climate change. They understand that buildings represent a critical element of these policies, since buildings comprise more than 40 percent of energy use and account for more...

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3/14/19

 

 
 
Opportunities for Reducing Campus Water use through Recycling Case Study: Emory University

Learn about water conservation and reuse at a higher education institution and how that might be applied in a college/university garden setting or at public gardens in a variety of settings/governance structures. 

 
 
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3/6/19
Mulch Type and Depth, Herbicide Formulation, and Postapplication Irrigation Volume Influence on Control of Common Landscape Weed Species

Mulch is often applied in landscape planting beds for weed control, but little research has focused specifically on mulch and preemergence (PRE) herbicide combinations. The objectives of this research were to determine the efficacy of herbicide + mulch...

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2/22/19

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