1. Public Health & Urban Greening: Integrated Approaches…Multiple Solutions

    What: The benefits of urban greening go far beyond the obvious aesthetic qualities. Come learn how urban greening can help improve public health by improving our physical, psychological, and social well being. Who: Learn from one of California’s experts in urban greening: Dr. Desiree Backman, Deputy Director, Sacramento Tree Foundation When: Thursday, July 15 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. (feel free to bring your own lunch) Where: California Department of Public Health Pine Room, Building 171 1501 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento If you are not able to attend in person, you may join this meeting via a conference call. To join, call...
  2. Greg McPherson Speaks on Trees and Air Quality

    On Monday, June 21, decision makers from around California met to hear Dr. Greg McPherson, Director of the Center for Urban Forestry Research, speak about how urban greening goes far beyond the obvious aesthetic qualities. Dr. McPherson showed how it can help improve air quality, save energy, protect water quality, and serve an important role in climate change mitigation and adaption. You can view Dr. McPherson’s PowerPoint presentation by clicking here.
  3. Decision Maker Education Campaign

    In an effort to educate decision makers, California ReLeaf has teamed up with others around the state to create an education campaign that focuses on the many benefits of urban greening. The first component of the campaign included a brown bag lunch session and an eight-page brochure that highlights the benefits of urban greening and tree planting. On October 28, over 30 people from state agencies and legislative staff attended a brown bag lunch session that provided an overview of urban greening benefits and how urban greening could be used as a viable, cost-effective solution when trying to solve water, air, and community...
  4. Congresswoman Matsui Honored

    On October 2, 2009, Congresswoman Doris Matsui was awarded the California Urban Forestry Award for Community Building with Trees. This honor is awarded by California Urban Forests Council to a corporation or public official whose mission is not urban forestry related but has demonstrated a significant and noteworthy level of contribution to a community, region, or the State of California utilizing urban forestry or green infrastructure programs to contribute to and enhance quality of life.  As an established and informed Representative, Congresswoman Matsui has emerged in Washington as a resourceful and influential advocate for the people of the Sacramento region who...