American Forests’ Sarah Anderson on the importance of tree equity in our communities

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American Forests’ Sarah Anderson on the importance of tree equity in our communities This video is sponsored by American Forests. Anderson, Senior Manager of Career Pathways, American Forests during GreenBiz 21 on February 9-11th. Original post: American Forests’ Sarah Anderson on the importance of tree equity in our communities.

American Forests’ Eric Sprague on the importance of trees and the role companies play with forests

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Eric Sprague, vice president for forest restoration at American Forests, says the threat to forests is just as important now as it was in 1875, when the organization was founded. “Climate change is really affecting our forests, degrading the ability they have to provide all the benefits that we rely on,” Sprague says. “American Forests is, again, bringing folks together to help solve some of these challenges.”

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American Forests CEO Jad Daley on collaborative forest protection efforts and the tree equity movement

AGreenLiving

When American Forests was founded in 1875, the United States had no systems for forest governance and management. At the birth of the organization, American Forests pulled together a group of 50,000 people across sectors to establish the first-ever American Forest Congress and the first annual National Arbor Day, which marked the start of the American forest conservation movement.

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Jad Dalay of American Forests on forests’ potential to mitigate climate change

AGreenLiving

Jad Dalay says using forests as a climate change solution offers the opportunity to capture carbon and create more green jobs. Continued here: Jad Dalay of American Forests on forests’ potential to mitigate climate change. Business Green a-climate-change and-create capture-carbon climate change greenbiz studio more-green offers-the-opportunity opportunity says-using solution-offers the-opportunity verge 19

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Building Back Better After Wildfire

AGreenLiving

How society and the business world goes about restoring our burned landscapes could make all the difference in whether new forests last. Building Back Better After Wildfire Date/Time: March 9, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) In 2020, the western U.S.

Salvaged wood watches - A unique innovation

EcoFriend

WEwood has teamed up with American Forests, an organization that encourages tree plantation. The management of WEwood has already achieved substantial success and in the first three months and has planted over 5,000 trees in association with American Forests. The future targets have been set and the management is hopeful of substantial increase in its sale, thus helping its partner American Forests contribute to its share of environment conservation.

A Tale of Two Turkeys

Nature Conservancy - Science

The return of the American wild turkey is either an incredible conservation success or too much of a good thing, depending on who you ask. The American wild turkey is arguably one of the greatest conservation success stories ever; some argue it’s been far too successful. The little-known ocellated turkey – with its fantastic technicolor head – faces poaching and habitat loss in the Central American forest. The American Wild Turkey: Can Conservation Be Too Successful?

Gorgeous WEwood Watches Made of Salvaged Wood on Sale in Egypt

Green Prophet

When they opened a branch in Los Angeles, WEwood teamed up with American Forests – a tree-planting organization. “In just the first three months, WEwood planted 5,000 trees with American Forests, and sets challenging targets for 2012 and beyond. Keeping forests healthy and happy keeps us healthy and happy, we like to keep our reminder on our wrist.”

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Amid devastating forest fires, One Trillion Trees movement puts down U.S. roots

AGreenLiving

Amid devastating forest fires, One Trillion Trees movement puts down U.S. branch of 1t.org, spearheaded by the World Economic Forum and American Forests. It’s a bold goal, especially poignant in the context of the devastating forest fires raging in California, which have claimed more than 1.2 “That is a reforestation debt that is now due and owing,” said Jad Daley, president and CEO of American Forests, when we chatted earlier this week.

How To Recycle Paper

Green Earth Journey

Step 6: Contact the American Forest & Paper Association for more information about recycling paper. Things You’ll Need: * Brown Paper Bags * Old Newspapers * Recycle Bins * Twine Step 1: Check with your county department of public works to find out about local curbside recycling programs and community drop-off centers, or look under "Recycling" in the yellow pages. Also call 1 (800) CLEANUP for state recycling information.

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New Technologies, Data and Markets to Accelerate Improvements in Forest Carbon Credits

AGreenLiving

This is empowering local and global actors to drive climate impact and opens the door for biodiversity and wildlife habitats co-benefits to vital forest ecosystems. See the rest here: New Technologies, Data and Markets to Accelerate Improvements in Forest Carbon Credits.

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Eco-Friendly Cartridges Motivate Corporations to Go Green and Cuts Cost

Green (Living) Review

to: [link] - American Forests plants a tree for each dollar donated. Get Smart Cartridges Provide Alternative Ink Solutions for Popular Printer Brands Portland, OR, February 2012 : On February 16th, 2012 Get Smart Cartridges launched an environmentally friendly ink and toner alternative for small businesses and large corporations seeking to “Go Green.”

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4 things corporations should know about urban forestry projects

AGreenLiving

In 2013, American Forests called Austin, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Denver, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and New York; Portland, Oregon; Sacramento, California; Seattle and Washington, D.C., And for the past few years, Bank of America has partnered with American Forests on the Community ReLeaf Program , planting nearly 3,000 trees in 19 cities. According to McPherson, City Forest Credits thinks of itself as a LEED system for urban forestry.

Samsill Branches into Raw Ring Binders

Green (Living) Review

Additionally, Samsill partners with American Forests to plant 7,500 trees annually through its Global ReLeaf ecosystem restoration projects. Samsill, the largest independently owned manufacture of three-ring binders has now added raw binders to their diverse line of ring binders. The stylish alternative of raw ring binders is a highly desired sustainable office product.

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Wood at Architect@Work London 2016

Green (Living) Review

Another exhibition was ROTUNDA SEROTINA The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) partnered with designers Kolman Boye and furniture-makers Benchmark to create a towering structure of food plates in a commission for Wallpaper* Handmade 2015 called the Rotunda Serotina. Wallpaper* teamed up the designers with Benchmark, a company which has almost unparalleled knowledge of wood, to build the structure in collaboration with the American Hardwood Export Council.

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Not All Bioenergy is Carbon Neutral

Cool Green Science

Earlier this month the EPA released a policy paper that declared forest biomass a carbon neutral source of energy. A forest land owner who sells the residue from his sawtimber harvests can gain additional revenue that helps pay his property taxes so he can keep his lands in forests. Higher prices for pulp wood and forest residues may even increase the land area dedicated to forests. forest is now 60 percent restored.

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Documenting the value of paper

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) If you are interested in what research has to say about the value of paper, don’t miss this recently released report from the American Forest & Paper Association. Yes, you may say that they are biased, as all foresters could be considered too, as working the forests is our livelihood and paper is one of the products of our forests. Trust me, I am a forester.

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The Working Proof: Art plus (+) Charity equals (=) Positivity (+)

Eco Chic

Edition of 100 15% of the gross sale of this print goes to: American Forests. Edition of 50 15% of the gross sale of this print goes to: American Forests. The Working Proof team of printmakers is proof positive that the 3 Cs of creativity, charity, and community can be powerfully combined through art. Selling limited-edition prints to benefit an array of charities, The Working Proof offers an affordable opportunity to delight in art in service to a charitable mission.

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Do Good, Look Great, with Roozt’s Perfect (Green) Summer Must-Haves

Eco Chic

to environmental organizations such as American Forests and The Blue Project. Guest post by Amy Rasplika. Roozt.com is on a mission to find the coolest, sexiest cause-related brands with the most inspiring stories attached. In a phrase, we are “bringing sexy back to giving back”. Below are a few of our favorite eco-friendly brands perfect for your summer getaway.

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Antarctic Invaders, Fungal Wonders and Birds Galore

Nature Conservancy - Science

Extinction Countdown/Scientific American). Bad, bad Bambi : Deer overgrazing of natives now blamed for garlic mustard prevalence in North American forests. American Wind Energy Association). Gardening for cassowaries : conservationists work to “de-fragment” the forest to save the iconic Australian bird. A bird that twists it’s head like a snake and hisses: the European Wryneck, aptly known as the Jynx bird.

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On non-use values, second best, job creation and other oddly related things

Environmental Economics

The government set aside millions of acres of forest to protect the owl, but the bird’s population continues to decline — a 40 percent slide in 25 years. By removing selected barred owls and better managing forests, officials can give communities, foresters and land managers in three states important tools to promote healthier and more productive forests, Salazar said.

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Pygmy Rabbit Quest

Nature Conservancy - Science

Once this area was covered by a lake, and more similar to Central American forest than the arid sagebrush country of today. Pygmy rabbit. Photo: H. Ulmschneider (BLM) and R. Dixon (IDFG). By Matt Miller, senior science writer. Meet the pygmy rabbit : the smallest rabbit species in the world, a creature that only thrives in the biggest, healthiest sagebrush and one of the hardest-to-spot critters in North America.

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A Green (and cheap!) Way to Get Textbooks for School

Green Life Smart Life

In addition to the $160 or so I saved in the process of renting, Chegg offers to plant a tree for every textbook rented through the American Forests Global ReLeaf Program and lets you choose the region of the world you’d like to have it planted. As a Political Science and Writing major in college, my textbooks were never too outrageously priced.

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On Earth Day: Stop Junk Mail and keep trees in the forests

Green (Living) Review

The nonprofit 41pounds.org service stops your paper junk mail – and keeps more trees in the forest providing oxygen for us to breathe and absorbing carbon to cool the planet. Each of us can make changes that improve our daily lives AND improve the planet’s health – like stopping the daily deluge of junk mail that ravages the forests and clutters your home.” The world’s temperate forests absorb 2 billion tons of carbon annually to help keep the planet cool and healthy.

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Logging Ash to Save Hemlocks

Nature Conservancy - Science

Do chainsaws belong on a forest preserve? This might seem a tough thing for a forest conservationist to admit: there are times when an invasive forest pest can’t be stopped. It will arrive in the forest, and trees will die. After all, the trees are doomed anyhow, so this is one positive thing that could be done to benefit the forest. That is the decision made at the Conservancy’s Woodbourne Forest Preserve in the case of the emerald ash borer.

Modavanti: Hot Summer Sustainable Style

Eco Chic

For every garment sold a tree is planted through the American Forest Releaf Program. We want modern styles that look good and do right. But the question of where to shop is not always apparent. Stuck? We’ve got a hint that will make it easy. Modavanti , an online boutique, is quickly becoming the web destination to shop sustainable fashion. Stocking some of the industries’ hottest brands, they’ve got an eye for style and a heart for moving fashion forward.

Community solar, urban trees and the digitization of employee engagement

AGreenLiving

One highlighted by Beale is the Tree Equity Score tool from American Forests, which calculates information for U.S. Microsoft partners with City Forest Credits to organize related planting projects and to certify the environmental and social impact, Beale said.

An Eco Christmas

Green Earth Journey

Try these options when you will be getting a real Christmas tree; Buy from a small-scale sustainable grower and/or make sure the tree has Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accreditation. American Forests provides detailed information about tree planting. * professor of family and community medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Originally Posted Sept 5 2008 at the old blog address in two parts.

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IKEA Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend with Free IKEA Blue Bag Giveaway at Select Local Spots as Its Next "Random Act of Life Improvement"

Green (Living) Review

The first Random Act of Life Improvement took place on October 1, 2011, when IKEA partnered with American Forest to give away 38,000 tree seedlings across the country.

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Forests of the future may actually soak up more CO2 than previously believed

Green (Living) Review

Assumptions of the response of the ecosystem to rise in CO2 and pollution levels are incorrect By Michael Smith (Veshengro) North American forests appear to have a greater capacity to soak up heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas than researchers had previously anticipated. Climate researchers and ecosystem modelers assume that in coming decades, carbon dioxide's fertilizing effect will temporarily boost the growth rate of northern temperate forests.

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Research Shows Americans Still Prefer Print and Paper Communications

Green (Living) Review

Research Shows Americans Still Prefer Print and Paper Communications, but Misconceptions about Environmental Sustainability Remain If you prefer to read from paper instead of an electronic screen, you’re not alone. But survey results also show that many Americans still have misconceptions about the environmental impacts of print and paper.

An ECO Christmas

Green Earth Journey

So buy a great one the first time around and take good care of it.Try these options when you will be getting a real Christmas tree; Buy from a small-scale sustainable grower and/or make sure the tree has Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accreditation. American Forests provides detailed information about tree planting. * professor of family and community medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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World War Z Reviewed: Mother Nature is a Serial Killer

The Alien Next Door

In the South American forests, a species of acacia tree produces a waxy berry of protein at the ends of its leaves that provides nourishment for the growing infants of the ant colony residing in the tree. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. I don’t watch zombie movies. I steer away from them. I find them generally tasteless, unimaginative and lacking anything remotely connected to “story”.

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The 8 ‘Must-Dos’ of Being Green

The Green Changemakers

The average American family uses 1.5 This is great news, especially since the American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) states that 87 percent of the U.S. EPA, each American throws away an average of 1.3 According to the Natural Products Association , which represents more than 10,000 natural product companies and retailers, Americans spent $7.5

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City Trees: Photographers Explore the Urban Forest

The Green Changemakers

Photo: Shannon Claire , "Good Morning," Inner Richmond, San Francisco, California New York-based photographer Kate Glicksberg focuses on "exploring the city as a unique habitat where nature, humans, and the concrete grid co-exist" in her recent body of work, "The Urban Forest," on display through April 18 at the nonprofit art space Chashama in New York. Tags: Nature Urban Green Forest

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