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Diversification of urban forests is essential to enhance their resilience to future biotic
threats as well as those posed by a changing climate. Arboreta and botanic gardens
Through a case study from Washington, DC, participants will learn how to get feedback from historically underrepresented groups and tailor cooperative extension programs to people of different races, ages, and academic backgrounds.
Edwina von Gal, Landscape Designer and Founder, Perfect Earth Project
André ten Dam, Director of Operations, Bloedel Reserve
Many are well aware of the inequitable distribution of trees in our urban areas. Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities often face the greatest burden of heat, air pollution, and flooding all of which urban greening can help to miti
This group discussion, facilitated by AASHE’s Executive Director, Meghan Fay Zahniser, was guided by these questions:
In 2019, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) worked directly with stakeholder communities to identify and facilitate policy and planning measures that promote green infrastructure and help address flood management and water quality needs.
It is widely recognized that actions aimed at conserving, restoring and sustainably manage nature will not only help address biodiversity loss and deterioration of ecosystems but also contribute to climate change mitigation, resilience and adaptation.
Due to climate change, devastating storms and sea level rise will increasingly threaten vibrant communities, critical infrastructure, and vital natural systems.
The United Nations has established a new decade, beginning in 2020, focused on the power of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
As the number of local climate adaptation plans has rapidly grown during the past ten years in
response to increasing threats of climate change, cities and various organizations offer new insights