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Ten years ago, World Vision started working with people in Humbo, Ethiopia, to plant trees. The organization funded the project by selling 'carbon offsets' for the roughly 22,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide that those trees mop up each year. Before planting began, the region's mountainous terrain had been severely degraded.
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Planting trees is one way Canadians can take positive action today to help the communities of tomorrow. That's why we have launched the third annual Tree Canada 10,000 Tree Challenge, encouraging individuals and corporations to make donations to increase our communities' canopies in honor of Earth Day.
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As the president of Tree Canada, an organization that's helped plant more than 80 million trees over the past 20 years, you might expect an argument against cutting down a "live tree," but make no mistake -- you are helping both the environment and the community you live in when you choose a real tree.
Canadians steward not just about nine per cent of all the world's forests, but a whopping 25 per cent of the planet's most intact and pristine forests. Despite everything forests provide to Canada, our collective stewardship of this quintessential Canadian landscape may be falling behind. Canada is one of only a few developed countries continuing to lose forest.
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Nahanni Arntzen wasn't born in a hospital. She wasn't even delivered by a doctor. Arntzen came into this world in a teepee perched 18 kilometres up the Kingcome River on B.C.'s West Coast. It was 1975...
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Tree-planting has been a popular money-making gig among students for decades, but for Brontie Hladysh, it's more than a summer job. In a tight job market, it has become the way she makes her living an...
Hallmark Canada estimated Canadians would buy 10 to 12 million Valentine's Day cards in 2013. That's about $27 to $29-million- on cards. Think of the trees that are cut down for those cards. Instead of destroying trees, why not plant them as a permanent marker of your love for them and love of the land?
VANCOUVER - A group of tree planters originally from Africa found living in deplorable conditions in a Golden, B.C., camp endured slave-like conditions because their employers discriminated against bl...
Have you ever thought about the grass that grows in sidewalk cracks? To survive these conditions is a testament to the plants' resilience. Within this complex urban ecosystem, species are constantly adapting. Yet, while some of our feathered friends and crevice-loving plants have been adapting, the speed and scale of urbanization in Canada has pushed many native species to the brink of extinction.