Measuring a Metric Ton

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Measuring a Metric Ton
Back in April, Matt wrote about reducing our
carbon footprints with tree planting. The numbers can get a little tricky when calculating our impact on the Earth, so here is a little bit of context on how to measure a metric ton.

Trees Regulate Climate

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Trees Regulate Climate

When it comes to climate change, I have taken a vow to act on climate rather than fight it.

Trees Restore Economies

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Trees Restore Economies

“It all comes down to money” is something I hear often.  Yes, financial sustainability is important.  However, it isn’t the only variable in the equation.

 


How Trees Promote Good Health

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Trees Promote Good Health

Since a large percentage of the population in many countries are urban dwellers, it is important to bring green space to city centers. 

How Trees Promote Biodiversity

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Trees promote Biodiversity

Do you have a favorite tree?  You know, one that stands out amongst all the rest?  Perhaps it’s in your backyard, or you pass by it on the way to school or work. 

River running over rocks in a forest

How Trees Clean Water

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Trees Clean Air

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Trees Clean Air

For over ten years now I’ve been actively engaged in sustainability and environmentally conscious movements. A series of moments woke me up, and I became aware that I can make a difference on this planet.

Here's How Planting Trees Can Help to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Here's How Planting Trees Can Help to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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You don't have to learn any complicated mathematical formulas or use a carbon footprint calculator to determine your carbon footprint. Here are some stats

Deforestation: My 2 Cents on the Subject

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“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself.” This powerful quote stated by Franklin D. Roosevelt accurately sums up the problem with deforestation. Known as, “the permanent removal of forests or stand of trees to make land available for other uses”, deforestation has truly crippled the environment and continues to plague ecosystems on a global scale.


World Deforestation Slows Down as More Forests Are Better Managed

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Photo: ©FAO/Giulio Napolitano

The world's forests continue to shrink as populations increase and forest land is converted to agriculture and other uses, but over the past 25 years the rate of net global deforestation has slowed down by more than 50 percent, FAO said in a report published today.

Kids Playing Forest

A Short List Of Deforestation Facts For Kids

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Indian Village Plants 111 Trees For Every Newborn Girl

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Like in much of the eastern world, birthing a son is preferred, but this village has decided to do something extraordinary to save the lives of newborn girls and ensure they have a promising future- for themselves and the planet