Urban Forestry Makes Cities More Resilient, Efficient

Urban Canopy Can Help Fight Climate Change

Urban forests will play an even more important role as we seek solutions to maximize the quality of life in our cities, while reducing energy consumption and maximizing the uptake of carbon dioxide and other harmful pollutants.

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Urban forestry can help blunt the forces of climate change, while making cities more resilient and efficient.

Sacred Seedlings is a reforestation (including urban forestry) and carbon offset program operated in cooperation with indigenous groups around the globe. Those who have always lived closest to the earth, and respected it the most, are putting their wisdom to work to help save the planet and their cultures for future generations.

Fortunately, many communities are taking steps to minimize their impacts on the environment and to minimize the threats that natural disasters pose to them. Our urban forests are a vital part of the equation. Saving and planting as many trees as possible offers multiple benefits, including:

  • Offset carbon in the atmosphere, reduce energy consumption and air pollution.
  • Reforest tribal lands, public lands, inner cities, and private property around the globe.
  • Preserve wildlife habitat and green spaces for communities.
  • Generate jobs for indigenous people around the globe.    

For more information about urban forestry and reforestation, please visit http://sacredseedlings.com/urban-forestry/

About Gary Chandler

Gary R. Chandler is a sustainability author and strategist. Follow him on Twitter @Gary_Chandler
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