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  1. Leading A Legacy: Diversity in Environmental Leadership

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    From our Spring/Summer 2015 California Trees newsletter: By Genoa Barrow Leaves come in a myriad of shapes and shades, but those tasked with protecting and preserving them don’t reflect the same diversity, according to a recent study. “The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations: Mainstream NGOs, Foundations, Government Agencies” conducted...
  2. Don’t You Forget About Me

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    By Chuck Mills, Director, Public Policy & GrantsI know what you’re thinking. How appropriate it is that Chuck obliquely references Simple Minds in his blog’s title. Shouldn’t all of his musings have some dim connotation? Perhaps. But let’s see if you re-think that position after I clarify what I’m really...
  3. Another Big Budget Year for Trees!

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    by Chuck Mills I recently learned while watching television – the definitive device for expanding one’s education – that three well-respected dictionaries included alternate definitions of the word literally in 2013 that essentially amount to “being taken figuratively.” This is my reason #827 for not having kids: they will speak...
  4. Job Opening: Tree Care Manager at TreePeople

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    Know any blossoming urban forest leaders? TreePeople, one California ReLeaf’s largest Network Members, is hiring! Click here to learn more about TreePeople. JOB TITLE: Tree Care Manager REPORTS TO: Forestry Projects Senior Manager SUMMARY: TreePeople’s Forestry Programs inspire, train, and support the residents of the greater Los Angeles area as...
  5. What a Difference a Year Makes!

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    By Jim Clark Welcome 2015! On New Year’s Eve, I took a break from my near constant holiday partying to reflect on California ReLeaf’s year. We started 2014 with the resignation of Joe Liszewski, our executive director. And we knew that long-time manager of budgets and finance, Kathleen Farren, would...
  6. Teaming Up for Trees

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    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has outlined tips for working with professional sports teams on urban forestry projects. They have successfully partnered with the Green Bay Packers (football) and Milwaukee Brewers (baseball) teams to get trees in the ground as well as a lot of wonderful press and associated...
  7. TreePeople Is Hiring

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    TreePeople, a California ReLeaf Network member, is hiring! JOB TITLE: Tree Care Manager REPORTS TO: Forestry Projects Senior Manager SUMMARY: TreePeople’s Forestry Programs inspire, train, and support the residents of the greater Los Angeles area as they implement community-based tree planting and tree care projects where they live, learn, work...
  8. A Brilliant Blend of Ideas

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    an interview with Rick Mathews Founder and President, Madrone Landscapes, Inc. What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? 1993 Network member with the Atascadero Native Tree Association Advisory Committee 1997 – It was after Occidental College Retreat I applied but didn’t get voted on right away. I stayed on into incorporation....
  9. Unintended Consequences

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    an interview with Genevieve Cross Business Consultant/Entrepreneur  I work with a diverse group of businesses and non-profit organizations. An example is a current partner that builds solar projects, mostly in island settings, to reduce the cost of electricity in markets where power rates are unusually high due to lack of...
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