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CommuniTree: A Model for Engaging Communities in Tree Planting and Maintenance Projects

Tree planting can help communities achieve many resiliency goals such as cooling heat islands, reducing stormwater floods, and building neighborhood cohesion.

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4/13/20
Outreach Tools to Speak Out for Plants and Science

Contact your elected representatives and let them know how you feel about plants, our web of life, and the ecosystem services we all depend upon:

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5/13/19
IMPLEMENTING CLIMATE AMBITION: Global Covenant of Mayors 2018 Global Aggregation Report

Building upon an initial 6000+ cities committed to GCoM at the time of the signing of the Paris Agreement, cities continue to make significant and ambitious commitments to meet the climate challenge.

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4/17/19
Leaving No One Behind: The United Nations World Water Development Report 2019

The 2019 edition of the World Water Development Report focuses on the theme of “Leaving No One Behind”.

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4/5/19
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

This presentation reveals how gardens efforts have helped surpass the goals of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge! 

Highlights:

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3/13/19
Climate Change in the American Mind

The report Climate Change in the American Mind documents a continued upward trend in Americans’ concern about global warming, as reflected in several key indicators tracked since 2008, including substantial increases in Americans’ certainty tha

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2/26/19
A Pathway to Sustainable American Cities: A Guide to Implementing the SDGs

With this guide, cities can take advantage of the SDG framework and other cities’ experiences, saving valuable time and resources in setting goals and strategies while not reinventing the wheel.

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2/7/19
Fourth National Climate Assessment

The impacts of climate change are already being felt in communities across the country.
More frequent and intense extreme weather and climate-related events, as well as changes

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11/29/18
Urban Cemeteries as Public Gardens

Mount Auburn, Laurel Hill, and Green-Wood, all established in the 1830s in Boston, Philadelphia, and Brooklyn respectively, were the first three “rural cemeteries” in the nation.

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7/9/17
Public Gardens as Sensible Beacons of Plant Invasion

Invasive plant species can grow in natural areas even as they are commercially available throughout that region.

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9/24/16