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What Fair Trade Actually Means—and 4 Products You Can Feel Good About Buying

By Locke Hughes
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What do Patagonia, Keurig, and Costco have in common? At first glance, not a lot. One brand makes activewear, one sells coffee, and another sells… well, just about everything in between.

But they have one important similarity you may not know about: They all sell fair trade products ranging from tea and coffee to apparel, body care, and home goods.

The Arbor Day Foundation Launches National Campaign to Restore Forests and Communities Ravaged by Recent Hurricanes

The Arbor Day Foundation sets goal of five million trees to public and private lands in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico restoring lost tree canopies
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LINCOLN, Neb., October 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Arbor Day Foundation unveiled a brand-new hurricane tree recovery campaign today to get millions of trees back in the ground in the wake of hurricane devastation in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. The initiative — which will engage and mobilize public and private partners — aims to plant and distribute 5 million trees over the next five years. The Arbor Day Foundation is already engaging with city and state leaders to ensure long-term recovery across the affected regions.  

Environmental Research From De Beers' Sites Goes on Show at Major Conference

One of the world’s leading environmental historians will headline at a high-profile research conference opening at De Beers Group’s South African headquarters in Johannesburg today.
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Professor Emeritus Jane Carruthers will kick off the 8th Oppenheimer De Beers Group Research Conference in front of more than 200 conservationists, scientists, academics, students, nature lovers and activists.

Her keynote address will give an overview of research over the last century, looking at what has shaped the knowledge of the present research and conservation arena.

Tomorrow begins with Professor Norman Owen-Smith of the University of Witwatersrand presenting several case studies on how different species can be monitored continuously for extended periods.

Forest Management Helps Sustain Maine Farm

Sappi North America's local initiatives help businesses thrive
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Bill Randall is working hard to sustain the 400-acre family farm he inherited from his father. “A village idiot can have anything given to him. It takes a genius to keep it,” Bill jokes. The Sappi Forestry program is helping Bill manage the land for the long term.

Connections Through Coffee: a Journey to Guatemala

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This blog post comes from Celina Lima, the newest Fair Trade Campaigns fellow who is studying International Development and Social Enterprise at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). This summer, she travelled to Guatemala and Nicaragua as a fellow for our organization, to learn about coffee cooperatives and how Fair Trade Community Development Funds affect their members’ livelihoods. The following is the first of a series of blog posts of Celina’s journeys to the mountains of Central America.

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This blog post comes from Celina Lima, the newest Fair Trade Campaigns fellow who is studying International Development and Social Enterprise at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). This summer, she travelled to Guatemala and Nicaragua as a fellow for our organization, to learn about coffee cooperatives and how Fair Trade Community Development Funds affect their members’ livelihoods. The following is the first of a series of blog posts of Celina’s journeys to the mountains of Central America.

The Living Urn: Helping Families Grieve and Grow Tree Memorials for Loved Ones

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Guest post by Mike Wallace, The Living Urn®.

The practice of planting trees in memory of the deceased dates back thousands of years and is common in many cultures. 

At The Living Urn® , we wanted to take this beautiful practice a step further. We wanted to make a difference in the lives of others while at the same time giving back to nature. We thought, what if we could plant trees with the cremated remains of a loved one. 

Koreatown Youth & Community Center and DoubleTree by Hilton Host Community Tree Planting in Celebration of NeighborWoods® Month

Arbor Day Foundation’s Alliance for Community Trees Program helps beautify Pico Union neighborhood
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LOS ANGELES, October 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Koreatown Youth & Community Center, a member of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Alliance for Community Trees program, is partnering with DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 14 world-class brands, to plant 45 trees to beautify the historic Pico Union neighborhood next to downtown Los Angeles.

TakingRoot and Procter & Gamble’s Family Care Brands Host Community Tree Planting in Celebration of NeighborWoods® Month

Arbor Day Foundation’s month-long celebration will help beautify Pleasant Hill Academy and raise awareness for responsible forestry
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CINCINNATI, October 19, 2017 /3BL Media/– TakingRoot, a member of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Alliance for Community Trees program, is partnering with Procter & Gamble’s Family Care brands, Puffs, Charmin and Bounty, to plant 30 trees in celebration of national NeighborWoods® Month. The event will be held at Pleasant Hill Academy, a school with an emphasis on environmental science, as part of a new Outdoor Learning Lab for students and community members.

Conservation, Community, and Commercial: Realizing the 3 C’s in Post-Conflict Liberia

Using sustainable, commercial approaches to maximize the benefits of forest and mineral resources
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Leif Kindberg, an associate focused on environment and natural resources with Tetra Tech International Development Services, describes the approaches needed to create sustainable, commercial activity for forest and mineral resources in Liberia. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Top 5 Evergreens Sold Through the Arbor Day Tree Nursery

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Evergreen trees offer numerous benefits when strategically planted around your home. They provide year-round color in the winter when other trees are bare. Additionally, evergreens can be used as a living snow fence, keeping cold winds out which results in lower energy costs.

Here are the top 5 evergreen trees sold through the Arbor Day Tree Nursery.

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