Hempstead Plains shows how SITES sustains landscapes while educating visitors

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Administered by GBCI, SITES is a rating system used by landscape professionals to align land development and management with sustainable design. After several years of beta testing, SITES v2 was released in 2015. By 2018, a wide variety of projects in the U.S. and abroad have become certified—more than 40 million square feet to date.

Register for the TRUE Markets and Commodities summer webinar series

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The foundation of a zero waste program is facilitating a closed-loop supply chain and focusing on the highest and best use of all materials. Commodity pricing in the U.S. has been decreasing, and as a result, materials are being sent to landfills and incineration, instead of being put back into a circular economy. The TRUE Zero Waste certification system can make a difference.