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Recent ACTrees News
2013 National NeighborWoods® Month Results Are In
Washington, DC (December 9, 2013) – Over 26,000 volunteers got their hands dirty during National NeighborWoods® Month 2013, planting 50,000 trees at events in all 50 states.
San Rafael, CA (December 2, 2013) — Nancy Hughes, executive director of the California Urban Forests Council (CaUFC) since 2005, is working along with her board to move the organization towards a new focus on advocacy and outreach on behalf of urban forests, including the “Invest from the Ground Up” campaign. In our interview, Nancy shares her insights on the role of State Urban & Community Forestry Councils and the impact her organization is having on urban forests in California. Here’s our interview:
Washington, DC (November 12, 2013) — ACTrees welcomes five new members to its Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning January 2014. Two current Directors will serve a second three-year term. Please join us in congratulating our new Directors and thanking those who continue to serve.
Washington, DC (November 12, 2013) — ACTrees is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Le as its new Program Coordinator. Anthony will plan and execute ACTrees’ tree planting projects with corporate sponsors and local member and program partner organizations. He will also be charged with coordinating ACTrees annual National NeighborWoods® Month campaign for trees in communities.
Washington, DC (October 1, 2013) — ACTrees is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Kucerak as its new Director of Development. With direct responsibility for achieving the organization’s development goals, Michelle will direct corporate, foundation, and government fundraising and development strategies for the organization. In this role, Michelle will provide organizational leadership, and work closely with the Executive Director, staff, Board of Directors, ACTrees member organizations, and external stakeholders.
Washington, DC (October 1, 2013) — Fall is the best time of year to plant trees in much of the U.S., and it’s a great time to celebrate trees everywhere! October is National NeighborWoods® Month, the nationwide celebration of trees in our communities.
By Richard J. Dolesh, National Recreation and Park Association
Washington, DC (September 16, 2013)
A recent survey on shade policies and shade features conducted by GP RED, a Colorado-based non-profit, has produced some interesting findings, not just for the field of public parks and recreation, but also for proponents of urban forestry since some of the findings relate to the health benefits of shade.
Washington, DC (September 9, 2013)
Eric Toensmeier has studied useful plants and food forests since 1990 and is the author of Perennial Vegetables and co-author of Edible Forest Gardens with Dave Jacke. Eric’s current research is on perennial farming practices, including agroforestry, that fight climate change by capturing carbon. In our interview, Eric shares his insights on the value of fruit and nut tree as part of a community garden, the role of urban food forests, and the impact of trees and urban agriculture on communities. Learn more and get resources to establish a food forest in your community from ACTrees Community Groves℠ program. Here’s our interview:
With Over 90% of Americans Living in Urban Areas, Many Have Limited Access to Fresh, Healthful Food.
Washington, DC (September 4, 2013) – Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) announces the launch of Community Groves℠, a program to improve the health and livability of neighborhoods through planting, maintaining, and harvesting fruit and nut trees.
Washington, DC (July 1, 2013) –This month ACTrees went to Capitol Hill to advance a long-standing policy priority: national legislation to expand residential tree planting for energy conservation. In April, with guidance from ACTrees and ACTrees member organizations, Congresswoman Doris Matsui introduced The Residential Energy and Economic Savings (TREES) Act, H.R.1807. Now we’re working to introduce a companion bill that would move similar legislation forward in the Senate.