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We All Deserve Access to Great Opportunities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Doing Good With Book Bags and Saplings in Malawi

Ethan Gelber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ethan Gelber

Like all illustrations of generosity at the interface between social enterprise and social good, it involves people who opened their hearts, minds and wallets to the unlikely, who rallied around common causes and who improved everyone's lives.

What Finally Inspired Me To Stop Procrastinating

Posted 07.12.2013 | OWN

Kim Korson was a serial hobbyist -- until her first harvest taught her the value of seeing things through. By Kim Korson "This is the ye...

Tiny Tree Returned To Tiny Portland Park After Theft

Cassandra Profita | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Cassandra Profita

Since the theft was reported, the tree was apparently returned -- roots and all. But not before the city of Portland spent $3.25 on a replacement tree for the park. The city then received a tiny check of $3.25 to cover the cost of the replacement tree.

New Yorkers Have One Million Reasons to Care for Trees

Elischia Fludd | Posted 11.27.2012 | New York
Elischia Fludd

New York neighborhoods are changing thanks to Mayor Bloomberg's initiative MillionTrees NYC, which is making the landscape of the city greener, one tree at a time. But planting trees is only the first step in improving the NYC environment.

Living Legacy Project Gives Thanks to Civil War Veterans By Planting New Trees

Kate Kelly | Posted 01.21.2013 | Green
Kate Kelly

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground partnership has launched an initiative of national significance called the Living Legacy Project to dedicate a tree for each of the more than 620,000 soldiers who died during the American Civil War.

The Legacy of Wangari Maathai: Women as Green Agents of Change

Jamie Bechtel | Posted 12.16.2012 | Green
Jamie Bechtel

The unexpected impact of Dr. Wangari Maathai's work was to show that the solutions to our many societal and planetary ills often rests with those who bear the greatest burden.

Why Planting Trees Is Important

Eric Rutkow | Posted 06.27.2012 | Books
Eric Rutkow

It's almost certain that we have yet to understand the full range of benefits that tree planting can offer us. And history suggests that we'll continue to discover new ones. If you plant a tree this spring, you'll not only be investing in the future but connecting to the past.

Congolese Man Works to Repay His Giving Tree

Heather Box | Posted 06.26.2012 | Good News
Heather Box

Ephrem Bwishe has always had a special connection to trees. Since he was a child he has felt that trees were there to protect him.

Students To Plant Fruit Trees At Stapleton’s Urban Farm

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.19.2011 | Denver

Local students will plant nearly 40 fruit trees and shrubs at The Urban Farm in Stapleton on Friday, Aug. 19 as part of the national "Fruit Tree 101" ...

A Sense of Community: Increase Your Joy by Getting Involved

Kristi Ling | Posted 07.09.2011 | Los Angeles
Kristi Ling

The healthy feelings of giving, of connecting in person, and coming together with our peers to do good cannot be replaced by texting, emailing, or clicking on a link that gives a penny to a charitable cause.

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...

Risking Arrest to Plant Trees on a Mountaintop Removal Site

Morgan Goodwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Morgan Goodwin

Today 44 volunteer 'reclamation workers' (activists) illegally marched onto a supposedly reclaimed mine site to plant trees. Why? Because the 'recla...

Young People Across South Asia Come Together To Prepare For The COP16 Climate Negotiations In Cancun, Mexico

Heather Box | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Heather Box

Vositha Wijenayake rushed through the crowds and across the platform to make the 10:30am Saturday train to Galle, Sri Lanka. She was headed south fro...

India Cannot Support Population Growth

Sadhguru | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sadhguru

Either we control our populations consciously, or nature will do it in a very cruel manner. There is no choice.

Mother Earth: What Have You Done For Me Lately?

Donna Henes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donna Henes

While saving and conserving are admirable virtues, perhaps it is more fruitful to think not of giving something up, but rather of giving something back to Mother Earth.

Planting Trees Can Affect Local Water Availability

nature.com | Ana Belluscio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

According to two new studies, planting forests in areas that currently don't have trees -- a process called afforestation -- can reduce the local avai...

Care About the Earth? Four Simple Ways to Take Action

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

It's officially Climate Week. In case you feel discouraged that you can't do enough, remember Gandhi's words: "Almost everything you do will seem insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."

Three Pillars of Sustainability and the Fall of a Nation

Tri Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tri Robinson

Last weekend at a family gathering at our ranch, my parents, now in their early 90s, brought a box of 60 pine tree seedlings. A local home improvement...

5 Things To Do Post-Vote (No Matter Who Is Winning)

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

There are alternatives to this anticipation marathon of watching and waiting. Here are a few things you can do today for the planet after you've done your bit for the country.