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You’ve probably seen this clip by now, and heard these words, spoken within hours after the US withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement by Emmanuel Macron, President of France. “To all scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, responsible citizens who were disappointed by…

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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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You drink Coffee. We plant Trees.

If you’ve followed this blog through the years, you know I’ve lost hope more than once along the way, due to the many challenges faced by my field partners. While searching for even a glimmer of hope to keep this…

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Finding Hope During a Dark Night of the Earth’s Soul

Over the last six years of rainforest renewal projects in Brazil, I’ve had to dig deep to keep finding hope for our beautiful planet’s future. Once a haven of biodiversity, 93% of Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest has been destroyed during the…

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