Global ReLeaf Posts on LooseLeaf Blog
by Megan Higgs
2007 was a true example of revival and resiliency for American Forests and one of its most critical programs to date: Katrina ReLeaf, which enveloped a number of projects targeting reforestation in response to one of America’s most devastating natural disasters.
Indeed, this year marks the 10th anniversary of one of America’s five deadliest hurricanes and by far the costliest natural disaster in American history.
For many,... (Read More)
by Loose Leaf Contributor
By Pamela Jonah
The only concrete connection I have to Earth Day is when we took our then small children to the Boston Esplanade for a day of warm sunshine and entertainment. Right now I’m looking at snow. In April.
The frigid climate, record snowfall and drawn-out winter continues to wreak havoc on Boston’s state of mind, and the environment. We barely hear birds chirping and the only semblance of greenery i... (Read More)
by American Forests
By Sydney Mucha, Communications Intern
As part as Alcoa Foundation’s Partnership for Trees Program, Alcoa is committed to plant 10 million trees by 2020, a portion of which they’ll plant with American Forests. More than 900,000 trees have been planted so far and the equivalent of 250,000 metric tons of CO2 have been absorbed by these plantings annually.
In 2015, more than 200,000 trees will be planted acr... (Read More)
by Megan Higgs
While 2008 was marked as a year of uncertainty in our nation’s capital thanks in large part to the Great Recession, one thing was certain — the environment can’t always wait, and there was plenty of restoration work to be done!
In 2008, American Forests partnered with Timberland to plant 331 urban trees at the Boston Nature Center in Massachusetts. Located in the city’s Mattapan neighborhood on the former Boston State Hospital s... (Read More)
Welcome back, time travelers!
In honor of the ever-anticipated spring season before us, we’re heading on a journey to a place that reminds us that, in reality, it could always be colder — like Chiniak, Alaska, for example!
While the United States was reeling economically from The Great Recession in 2009, forestry work and environmental needs continued to assume the forefront of American Forests’ mind. We continued our ref... (Read More)