MBRE Celebrates Earth Day

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At MB Real Estate, we believe in treating every day like Earth Day. Our Sustainable Solutions Committee continually provides information and resources to our team and tenants as to how to best conduct business in a more efficient manner.  In the built environment, occupant behavior is often the most difficult thing to change.  Follow the link to our “Get Into Our Green Scene, An Eco-Guide for Tenants,” for tips and resources to become more sustainable.

Key Facts (Source: US Census Bureau):

25.7 minutes

Estimated average time for workers age 16 and older across the country spent getting to work in 2012, up from 25.5 minutes in 2011 and 25.3 minutes in 2010.

864,883

Estimated number of people who rode a bicycle to work in 2012. This comes out to about 0.6 percent of the American workforce.

3,969,058

Estimated number of people who walked to work in 2012. This comes out to about 2.8 percent of the American workforce.

$7.6 billion

Product shipments value of recycled paper board in 2011. This is up from $7.2 billion in 2010.

Fun Fact:

NASA is participating in Earth Day this year with the agency’s #GlobalSelfie event, asking people to take a photo of themselves outside and post it to social media using the hashtag #GlobalSelfie. NASA will use the images to create a mosaic image of Earth — built bit-by-bit with your photos. Get more info on how to participate here.

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