1. U.N. Forum Focuses on Forests and People

    The United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF9) will officially launch 2011 as the International Year of Forests with the theme “Celebrating Forests for People”. At its annual meeting held in New York, the UNFF9 focused on “Forests for People, Livelihoods and Poverty Eradication”. The meetings provided the opportunity for governments...
  2. Emission Trading Program Cleared

    On December 16, the California Air Resources Board endorsed the state’s cap-and-trade regulation under the state’s greenhouse gas reduction law, AB32. The cap-and-trade regulation, along with several complementary measures, will drive the development of green jobs and set the state on track to a clean energy future, CARB predicts. “This...
  3. 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...
  4. Attorneys to Plant One Million Trees

    At their annual conference, ACT noted an opportunity for organizations to pro-actively engage the legal community in their cities to help plant trees. Below is an article that you can use as a calling card to help you introduce the concept to your legal contacts. The American Bar Association’s national...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...