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Interview with New ACTrees President
College Park, MD (January 15, 2013) – Alliance for Community Trees ushers in 2013, and our 20th Anniversary Year, with a new President and Board members. David Forsell, president of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, begins this month a three-year term as ACTrees’ new president.
College Park, MD (January 15, 2013) — New ACTrees President, David Forsell talks about the triple bottom line impact of trees, ACTrees 2013 funding and advocacy efforts, and opportunities for ACTrees members to strengthen the network and collective mission right where they’re planted.
October’s 2012 National NeighborWoods™ Month Results Are In
College Park, MD (November 12, 2012) – Amid the flury of election season, citizens united for trees. Over 23,000 volunteers took action for greener communities during October, planting 45,000 trees in more than 290 communities nationwide as part of Alliance for Community Trees’ National NeighborWoods™ Month.
College Park, MD (November 8, 2012) – ACTrees is actively engaged with its members and partners to improve advocacy for urban tree planting and care at all levels of government. To ensure our advocacy efforts are in line with the concerns of member organizations as we move in to 2013, ACTrees recently conducted a survey of its members. The results confirm the issues of most concern as well as ACTrees’ role in advocacy. Here are the survey results, and details on the public policy session for ACTrees Day November 13 in Sacramento.
Washington, DC (October 17, 2012)- In a new video, U.S. Forest Service Associate Chief Mary Wagner issues a public call for Americans to take action to plant and care for trees in their communities during National NeighborWoodsTM Month 2012.
College Park, MD (October 9, 2012) — ACTrees is pleased to announce that Home Gardening Products is offering ACTrees members and National NeighborWoodsTM Month participants an additional 15% discount off the “Treegator,” the portable irrigation system for trees.
College Park, MD (October 1, 2012) — Tens of thousands of volunteers will take action to make their cities greener this October during National NeighborWoods™ Month, the annual celebration of trees in communities. In hundreds of U.S. cities, local residents and community leaders will plant and care for over 40,000 trees, educate the public about sustainability, and restore urban green spaces.
College Park, MD (September 2012) — ACTrees is excited to announce a new partnership with Arborwear, purveyors of fine quality clothing for all our colleagues in the tree planting and tree care industry. Arborwear and ACTrees will make selected seasonal items available for a limited time at a discounted rate, with the ACTrees logo on the back of the item, and the option to put your organization’s logo on the front. This special quarterly offer is available to ACTrees members, project partners, friends, and National NeighborWoods TM Month participants.
College Park, MD (September 1, 2012) — Boise ASPEN, producers of environmentally sustainable Boise® ASPEN® recycled paper, and ACTrees are delighted to celebrate their second year of partnership. To help do that, Boise ASPEN has generously donated a carton of high-quality Boise ASPEN 30 recycled paper to all current ACTrees members. And Boise ASPEN Project UP™, a program to create green spaces on “brown,” unused city lots, moves forward. Plans are underway this fall for a Project UP park in an historic Baltimore, MD neighborhood.
Washington, DC (June 25, 2012)- Early last week you took action to save the Urban & Community Forestry Program from being repealed. Thanks to your calls, emails, tweets and Facebook posts, the amendment did not pass— it didn’t even receive a vote! This kind of grassroots action supports urban and community forestry efforts nationwide, benefiting all of us.