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Tree planting can help communities achieve many resiliency goals such as cooling heat islands, reducing stormwater floods, and building neighborhood cohesion.
The United Nations has established a new decade, beginning in 2020, focused on the power of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
Academic campuses across the Great Plains can serve as landscapes for teaching and learning about native flora of cultural importance with regard to food, medicine, and lifeways.
Public Gardens are positioned to not only support the protection of plants but lessons about how they intersect with thriving communities as well.
The nation’s forest land area remains stable, but the composition and distribution of those forests is changing.
Successful programs of crop wild relative (CWR) exploration, conservation, and utilization are ultimately dependent on sustained public prioritization and support, which in turn requires public awareness and engagement.