Recognizing the value of nature


"As biological creatures, we depend on natural capital and its ecosystem services to sustain the health and well-being of our families and communities. But these benefits are often taken for granted by decision-makers on land-use issues," says Dr. Faisal Moola, Science Director of the Suzuki Foundation.

Calculating the Green in Green: What's an Urban Tree Worth?


Gail Wells (120p) - science writer
New research by the Pacific Northwest Research Station demonstrates that street trees increase home prices, that shade trees reduce household energy use, and that these effects can be measured and expressed in dollars.

What is Tree City USA?

The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization of nearly one million members, with a mission to inspire people to plant, celebrate and nurture trees.

Green Shores to Launch Development Certification System in 2010


Patrick Walshe (120p) - Green Shores program
The rating system is modelled after the highly successful LEED Green Building rating system and encourages conservation and restoration of coastal landscapes. The rating system will increase the knowledge, demand, and market for green coastal design.