Emerge Knowledge Design was recently selected as a finalist in the Environment category of the Spirit of Winnipeg Awards. It’s a huge honour to be one of the 24 finalists recognized for their innovative ideas and contributions to the community.
Communicating your waste diversion performance can be challenging. This is especially true if your intended audience has never heard of metrics such as diversion rate, MTCE, or MTCO2E. If this is a common obstacle for your communication strategy, you’re in luck: the GHG Equivalencies Report translates complex diversion metrics into everyday terms that everyone can understand.
We know that sharing information about your waste and recycling programs is important to you. That’s why we created Re-TRAC Profiles and Recyclesearch.com. It’s an easy way to show the world the great work you do!
This month we have streamlined the Profile creation process even further, making publishing a Profile easier than ever.
Enhanced Tracker Reports
You may have already noticed but this month we introduced the enhanced Tracker reports. We were so excited to tell you about the reports that we dedicated an entire blog post to them.
Topping the charts
As part of the newly enhanced Tracker reports, we also introduced two new styles of charts. These chart styles were added to make visual data analysis even easier for specific types of reports.
If you were eager to begin tracking 2016 recycling & waste data, you may have already noticed that we introduced our enhanced Tracker reports this month. The new reports, available in Tracker and Tracker Light, can be accessed by clicking the links in the side bar. We encourage you to log in to begin generating these new and improved reports.
While visiting the Twin Cities to exhibit at the 2015 AASHE Conference, Chris Ronson and I met with Minnesota Twins Stadium Operations Manager, Jase Miller. He graciously offered to give us a tour of the 39,021 seat, LEED-certified baseball stadium located in Minneapolis’ bustling Warehouse district.
A month ago, an opinion article questioning the merits of recycling was published in the New York Times. The response from the recycling community has been swift and decisive. In addition to a general sense of outrage that has inspired many passionate conversations, a lot of organizations have written articulate and effective rebuttals that lay waste to the inaccuracies and flawed logic on which the author bases his claims.
While it’s unfortunate that we have to defend the industry from such spurious attacks, it’s been great to see the strength of the community’s response. And perhaps the discussion that has been generated will help more people learn the truth about recycling and gain a new appreciation for the importance of diverting waste from the landfill.
We have assembled a collection of some our favorite rebuttals.