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Boston – October 1, 2006. Boston Urban Forest Coalition today announced that it will host the Planting Peace Conference. This event is one of more than 100 regreening efforts throughout the country being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoods Month by the national nonprofit, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). Boston Urban Forest Coalition is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.
An evening with 2004 Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Wangari Maathai. Dr. Maathai, the first environmentalist and first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, will share her message of empowerment and hope for the future through the simple steps of planting and protecting trees in our communities. In partnership with the USDA Forest Service, Boston Parks and Recreation Department, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Mass GIS, Mapping Sustainability, DotWell, UMass Extension, Franklin Park Coalition, Boston Department of Neighborhood Development, Urban Ecology Institute, Boston Natural Areas Network, and Urban Natural Resources Institute.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Eric Seaborn. “Part of our goal is to draw attention to the good work being done at the grassroots level all across the country to improve urban and community forests.”
Boston Urban Forest Coalition’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 24, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall.
Read the full Boston Urban Forest Coaltion press release. (PDF)