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Relationships That Have Roots are the Anchors in Our Lives

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.11.2017 | GPS for the Soul
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Carolyn Massiah UCF Forum columnist The view in my backyard is a conservation area full of various types of trees. As the seasons pass, the trees ...

Undoing Miami's "Paved Paradise": An Interview with Meg Daly

Pascal Mittermaier | Posted 01.09.2017 | Green
Pascal Mittermaier

I recently met Meg Daly, the visionary behind The Underline: a 10-mile long, nature-inspired cycle and pedestrian track that will run through the hear...

One Of California's Most Iconic Giant Sequoias Has Fallen

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.09.2017 | Green

Pioneer Cabin Tree, an iconic giant sequoia in California’s Calaveras Big Trees State Park, was toppled during a massive storm that swept through th...

The Transformative Power of a Vacant Lot: An Interview with The Nature Conservancy's Francesca Gross

Pascal Mittermaier | Posted 01.13.2017 | Impact
Pascal Mittermaier

In Birmingham, Alabama, arguably one of the most historic cities in the world, one community is demonstrating how a little green can provide empowerme...

Woman Killed When Giant Tree Topples On California Wedding Party

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 12.19.2016 | Crime

Officials have launched an investigation after a woman was killed Saturday and a 4-year-old girl and four other guests were injured when a giant Eucal...

The end of coconut water? The world's trendiest nut is under threat of species collapse

The Conversation Global | Posted 11.28.2016 | Green
The Conversation Global

www.shutterstock.com Roland Bourdeix, Cirad "Orange juice for breakfast is over," an investor interested in creating large, fair trade coconut plant...

From the Roots to the Rooftops: Rising to Resiliency

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.04.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We are at a global tipping point. Carbon levels are critical, the global population is growing to a level that is unsustainable unless we make signifi...

I'm Gonna Be (310 Miles): This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.18.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 1987, The Proclaimers claimed they'd walk 500 miles, and then 500 more, just to fall down at your door. While this song is a request of road trip t...

Breaking Ground on a Bold New Vision to Address Climate Change: Restoring North America's Amazon

P.J. Marshall | Posted 10.17.2016 | Green
P.J. Marshall

On November 4, the historic Paris Agreement for global action on climate change will enter into force, catalyzing collective action by governments, ci...

Luigia Gio Martelloni: The Forest of Then & Now

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 10.04.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Luigia Gio Martelloni: Breathing, detail. Call it conceptual nostalgia for the present. Or allegorical landscape history. Or diaristic arboreal carto...

Finding Tomorrow's Leaders: Youth Hold the Vision for our Future

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

When we launched the Youth Development Hub in partnership with the Fox Family, we started from the premise that youth hold the vision for our collecti...

Dina Brodsky: 'The Secret Life Of Trees'

John Seed | Posted 09.24.2016 | Arts
John Seed

While pregnant with her son, artist and miniaturist Dina Brodsky began drawing trees as a way to keep making art while no longer painting. Selected wo...

IN CALIFORNIA, THE YOUTH HAVE THE HEART AND VISION: ALL THEY NEED IS OUR SUPPORT

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Announcing A New Grantmaking Program for California's Youth, by California's Youth. "Youth are organizing, youth are resisting racism, youth are weav...

Louisiana Floods: Restoration Will Help Us Build Back Better

P.J. Marshall | Posted 08.31.2016 | Green
P.J. Marshall

In Baton Rouge these past weekends, the "Cajun Navy" was out in force cleaning up after the devastating Louisiana floods that killed 17 people and for...

The Future Is Bright: Youth Are Re-Imagining Our Planet

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.29.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

For the past 4 months across 5 countries, our team has held community meetings, worked the phones, had countless conversations, and traveled miles to find and support young environmental heroes. And the news is good!

Screw The 1 Percent With Condoms For Trees (VIDEO)

Sherry Gray | Posted 08.12.2016 | Green
Sherry Gray

If there's two things we need more of in this world, it's condoms and trees. Each one is pretty important for survival, and seem to be in dwindling supply. I mean, judging by the record high STD rates, not nearly enough people are using condoms.

Finding the Hidden Gems: A Perspective on Making Micro Grants in East Africa

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.07.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

As a funding organization working in over ninety countries, we have seen firsthand that the most powerful change comes from the knowledge and experien...

What Immunization Programs Can Learn From Trees in NYC

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 08.04.2016 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Dr. Kebede Worku, health minister of Ethiopia, inspects the immunization records at the Feedho Health Post. How can annual reporting of district-level...

Nature Can Help Cites Survive Extreme Heat

Pascal Mittermaier | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact
Pascal Mittermaier

By Pascal Mittermaier and Bill Ulfelder As a "heat dome" has settled over much of the country this week, causing temperatures to rise to the triple d...

Uttar Pradesh In India Planted Almost 50 Million Trees In Just 24 Hours

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.19.2016 | Good News

A state in India got to the root of a serious problem. More than 800,000 government officials, students and volunteers from Indian’s most populous s...

Saturday in Sleepy Hollow

Kathy Perutz | Posted 07.15.2016 | Fifty
Kathy Perutz

Last Saturday we rode out to Sleepy Hollow, home of Washington Irving, where a large cemetery holds the remains of many eminent New Yorkers, particularly the rich ones, Rockefeller and Chrysler and Carnegie - oh my!, and Washington Irving too, whose prose I could never properly digest and which, like the driest cakes of Austrian pastry makers, requires a hefty dollop of schlag, of pure whipped cream, to make it go down easier.

It Was More Than Just A Tree

Inga | Posted 06.22.2016 | Fifty
Inga

In my husband Olof's and my relationship, I've always been the one who resisted change and he the one who embraced it. So I was puzzled when the big tree in our front yard died, Olof refused to let it be removed. But it was when he started using "feeling" words about the tree that I became officially alarmed.

Trees Lining California Streets Are Worth An Extra $1 Billion A Year

Grist | Casey Williams | Posted 06.16.2016 | Green

This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It’s not easy to price a tree, but a...

7 Secrets to Sustainability: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we are recognizing seven grantees who each hold key ingredients in understanding project sustainability. In Keny...

Stressed Out? Try Looking At Some Trees

Richard E. Cytowic | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Richard E. Cytowic

So, do yourself a favor. Stroll outside on your lunch break, stare out the window for a while, or at least Google an image of greenery and give your nerves a break.