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Getting Serious about Soil Part 3: Water to Wasteland

  • Peruvian Andes

September 15th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

In our final installment of our series on soil, find out how deforestation in the Peruvian Andes has led to soil degradation and water insecurity, but hasn’t been able to lift rural farmers out of poverty. Find out how shade-grown coffee has the potential to prevent further deforestation while increasing farmer’s food sovereignty and financial security. Read More

Getting Serious about Soil Part 2: Involving the Next Generation

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September 13th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

Often left unnoticed by the general public, soil plays a vastly important role in the health of our planet. In the second installment of this three-part series on soil, learn from Julia L. Stevens, Ph.D. how a North Carolina program, Students Discover, is helping children participate in research on “Symbiosis in the Soil” to better understand the importance of soil.Read More

Getting Serious about Soil Part 1: An Introduction to the Importance of Our Soil

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September 8th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Often left unnoticed by the general public, soil plays a vastly important role in the health of our planet. In the first installment of this three-part series on soil, get an introduction to the importance of nutrient-rich and stable soil, and understand how the threat of climate change is impacting the state of our soil.Read More

Offsetting Your Carbon Footprint from Electricity and Gas Consumption

  • Globe in Forest

July 26th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

Struggling to find a measurable way to offset your carbon footprint? Use these tips from our partner SFE Energy to pick a carbon offset program that’s right for you. Through this program, your daily electricity and gas consumption could be offset by planting trees through American Forests!
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The Important Relationship between Forests and Air

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April 19th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How exactly do forests affect the air we breathe? In this post, learn how tree canopy removes pollutants from the air and absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Forests not only improve air quality, but deforestation actively releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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