Blog

  1. 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....
  2. 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...
  3. A Crucial Component

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    an interview with Sandra Macias Retired – Urban & Community Forestry Manager, USFS Pacific Southwest Region What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? From 1999 to 2014, I served as the liaison between California ReLeaf and the US Forest Service. During that time, I advocated for California ReLeaf at the Forest...
  4. TreePeople Names New CEO

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    Technology Entrepreneur Andy Vought named CEO will work alongside founder Andy Lipkis as TreePeople launches its ambitious new campaign to create a sustainable Los Angeles. Kim Freed named Chief Development Officer. NOVEMBER 10, 2014 – LOS ANGELES – TreePeople is pleased to announce that Andy Vought has joined the organization...
  5. From the Boston Globe: The City Is an Ecosystem

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    The city is an ecosystem, pipes and all What scientists are finding when they treat the urban landscape as an evolving environment of its own By Courtney Humphries Boston Globe Correspondent November 07, 2014 Is a tree trying to survive in the city better off than a tree growing in...
  6. A Valid Response

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    an interview with Jane Bender Retired from Santa Rosa City Council Chair of Habitat for Humanity, Sonoma County Incoming President, Climate Protection campaign, Sonoma County What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? In 1990, we completed the Plant the Trail project, which was so big it caught the eye of California...
  7. Wilder and Woollier

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    an interview with Nancy Hughes Executive Director, California Urban Forests Council What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? I’ve been involved since the start in some capacity. Formerly, I represented People for Trees from San Diego, which began the same year as ReLeaf, 1989, and was a founding member. Around that...
  8. 25th Anniversary Reunion Recap

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    On October 11, 2014, a small, but enthusiastic crowd gathered in San Jose to celebrate California ReLeaf’s 25th Anniversary. The reunion brought together many of the organization’s supporters, including several past executive directors and founder Isabel Wade.   A special thank you goes to our hostess, Our City Forest Executive...