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Planting Trees

Dear Mother Earth, I Owe You Big Time

Donna Henes | Posted 06.21.2015 | Green
Donna Henes

I am 69 years old. That means that I should have planted 483 trees by now to replace those that I have used. While I have conducted quite a few tree-planting ceremonies over the years, I still owe Mother Earth a new orchard or two.

Make a Difference: On Earth Day, April 22, Give Back

Christine Segal, M.Ed. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Green
Christine Segal, M.Ed.

I became very aware of the need to recycle when I visited my uncle and aunt in California many years ago. When garbage day came around, they would bo...

Global Innovation: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Here are the extraordinary people and projects that our daily givers are honored to support this week.

Climate, Trees, and Legacy (VIDEO)

Rev. Michael Dowd | Posted 01.07.2014 | Green
Rev. Michael Dowd

One profound psychological obstacle to advancing climate change as an American concern no less pressing than youth unemployment and sky-high health in...

Riding for Tree Research

Chuck Kellen | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green
Chuck Kellen

The event was eye-opening for a lot of us. In just one hundred years, the entire fate of a species of tree has changed, and Powell and his team of researchers are working hard to change that.

Only Tree in World's Tiniest City Park Stolen

Cassandra Profita | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Cassandra Profita

Could it be that the only tree in this two-foot diameter park was stolen?

Five Ways to Celebrate National Wildlife Week March 18-24

David Mizejewski | Posted 05.19.2013 | Green
David Mizejewski

It's the 75th annual National Wildlife Week this week, hosted by the National Wildlife Federation. This year's theme is "Branching Out for Wildlife" and we're celebrating trees and their importance to wildlife and people.

Tu Bishvat: Rebirthing Trees And The Tree Of Life

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 03.08.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Let us learn together, celebrate together, act together to rescue and heal our Earth from the Crushers in our own society.

Leading U.S. Manufacturers Better the Environment

Zev Gotkin | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business
Zev Gotkin

For years, environmentally-friendly practices were often seen as a detriment to companies' bottom line. But now, U.S. companies are adopting green business models for the profit, not just the publicity.

What to Buy in October

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 12.04.2012 | Money
Jeanette Pavini

If you wait till the very last minute, you will find some heavily discounted (yet picked-over) Halloween costumes. But, if procrastination isn't your thing, shop consignment and resale stores.

Fed Up With Adults, Kid Takes On Global Warming

Posted 09.10.2012 | Green

Felix Finkbeiner is only 13 years old, but he's accomplished more in those 13 years than many adults do in an entire lifetime. He's addressed the U...

Planting Seeds and Legacy

Rachael Freed | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

Why do we plant seeds, saplings and seedlings with hope in our hearts each spring? Why do we relish harvesting in autumn? We plant in order to harvest -- not just for the moment but to preserve and nurture the future.

The Naked Cowboy for A Greener Apple (NYC)

Pamela French | Posted 08.31.2011 | New York
Pamela French

Yesterday morning, I luckily ran (rather biked) into an old friend -- The Naked Cowboy. So, hot off the City's streets -- The Naked Cowboy tells all, about how he would make New York "A Greener Apple."

The Gift Of A Park

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.27.2011 | Denver

The City of Denver is commissioning the construction of new $650,000 park today along the Denver-Aurora border. It will be entirely paid for with gran...

TreePeople: The Organization That's Saving LA's Air

| Katie Bain | Posted 07.18.2011 | Los Angeles

As a boy growing up in Los Angeles, TreePeople President Andy Lipkis would breathe in steam to soothe his lungs from the searing burn caused by the ci...

Southern Writer Terry Kay at His Best

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.16.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

If you have not yet discovered the magic of Terry Kay's writing, get busy and start reading. There is a treasure trove of reading pleasure awaiting you. His books are always good but Bogmeadow's Wish contains some of his most lyrical writing ever.

8 Railroad Innovations Promoting Environmental Awareness (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

With the 41st anniversary of Earth Day quickly approaching, organizations and corporations all over the world are focusing on new initiatives to promo...

Tree Planting World Record Broken

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Speedy tree planting may be the answer to the world's dwindling forest problem. This past Thursday, over 64,000 trees were planted in 15 minutes, brea...

Planting Trees Is Not Somebody's Work, It's Everybody's Work (VIDEO)

Sadhguru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

I have been asked repeatedly by many people, "Why is a spiritual leader, a yogi and a mystic planting trees? And why are you planting trees?"

Famous People Planting Trees (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Possibly the most popular form of activism on Earth Day -- or around Earth Day -- is the planting of trees. It's a great way to get in touch with natu...