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Stories of Seed Balls and Seed Bombs and Trees and People

Native seed collectors in Brazil.

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A new dimension of the work has been added to the Rainforest ECO offerings: Forestscaping. Working with the Miyawaki Method of afforestation, in collaboration with Shubhendu Sharma,  we now offer consulting and forestscape design for urban areas. This TEDtalk by…

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2018 UPDATE: The time spent in Paris last year (2017) changed the trajectory of my work, by expanding it greatly. I now have a website hosted by the French OpenTeam: http://www.openteam.co/alanalea And thanks to OpenTeam, I was able to participate…

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Planting Hope in Young Hearts

Video highlights of Earthday 2017 talk for Manzanita School by Alana Lea, Founder of iGiveTrees.

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Let’s Go: Drawdown

You will note, that Van Jones “liked” the link above when I shared it on Facebook 🙂 so I hope you’ll like what it represents here! Seriously, this book, Drawdown, is filled with verifiable good news. And since returning from participation in…

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Assets and Resources Being Shared Among Global Citizen Initiatives


Ever since we were invited to participate in 100 Projects for the Climate by Mission Publique, I could feel the direction of the wind had changed. It was now at our backs, rather than blustering at gale force in front…

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Q. When Trees are Planted in the Forest, Do They Make Music?

Q. When trees are planted in the forest, do they make music?
A. They do if iGiveTrees raised the money to plant them!

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Initiative 4 per 1000 Declaration of Intention

As a tree-hugging artist, I was inspired to translate the 4per1000: Soils for Food Security and Climate’s Declaration of Intention into the font TREE created by Katie Holton. May these words take root and grow.

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Has big conservation gone astray?

Photo by Rhett Butler/Mongabay

The world’s biggest conservation groups have embraced a human-centric approach known as “new conservation.” But is it up to the task of saving life on Earth?

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Calm down Zika people, calm down

Clippings from a Reuters article titled “Why Brazil has a big appetite for risky pesticides” last year: <<In 2012, Brazil passed the United States as the largest buyer of pesticides. This rapid growth has made Brazil an enticing market for…

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