22 06, 2022

Rahma Food Forest: Permaculture in Practice on Syracuse’s South Side

By |2022-06-22T14:49:51-04:00June 22nd, 2022|Categories: Environmental Justice, Innovative Projects and Programs, Nonprofits, Permaculture, Urban Forest Ecology, Volunteers|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Along with all community members, medical providers and staff from Rahma Free Health Clinic in Syracuse can enjoy picking fresh fruit like apples, Asian pears, medlar, paw paw fruit, and more.   With Frank Cetera, written by Michelle Sutton Photos Courtesy The Alchemical Nursery The Rahma [...]

27 04, 2022

2022 TD Tree Days Grants Applications Open

By |2022-04-27T15:30:48-04:00April 27th, 2022|Categories: Environmental Justice, Grants, Tree Planting|Tags: , |Comments Off on 2022 TD Tree Days Grants Applications Open

Applications due Wednesday June 1, 2022. TD Bank is now accepting applications for 2022 TD Tree Days projects. TD Tree Days is TD’s flagship tree-planting program. Projects will receive a minimum of $5,000 (maximum is $12,000). To participate, projects must meet the following criteria: Take place in [...]

17 03, 2022

Seneca Village, Central Park, and Considering the Consequences of Community Expropriation in the Creation of Parks

By |2022-03-22T21:38:08-04:00March 17th, 2022|Categories: Environmental Justice, Essays and Reflections, History, NYC|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Seneca Village, Central Park, and Considering the Consequences of Community Expropriation in the Creation of Parks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct9iepqScxk&ab_channel=Smarthistory Above: a superb video and conversation between archeologist Dr. Diana Wall and art historian Dr. Steven Zucker about Seneca Village, the predominantly Black community that was razed in the process of creating Central Park. Alex Martin Seneca Village, Central Park, and Considering the Consequences [...]

2 12, 2021

Kathy Lawrence on Her Municipal Forestry Institute Experience

By |2021-12-03T17:46:20-05:00December 2nd, 2021|Categories: Environmental Justice, Municipal Forestry Insitute, Training|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Kathy Lawrence on Her Municipal Forestry Institute Experience

Kathy Lawrence Kathy Lawrence is the dynamic Board Chair for the Greater Newburgh Parks Conservancy. She received some financial assistance from the Council toward attending MFI. She shares this reflection from the training.    With advice and support from some amazing folks at the New [...]

16 02, 2021

Yale Forest Forum Webinar Series on The Promise and Practice of Community-Based Forestry

By |2021-02-28T20:43:17-05:00February 16th, 2021|Categories: Environmental Equity, Environmental Justice, Webinars & Online Workshops|Tags: , |Comments Off on Yale Forest Forum Webinar Series on The Promise and Practice of Community-Based Forestry

Click here to see the full roster of talks and to register The Yale Forest Forum (YFF) has a free spring speaker series underway, hosted by The Forests Dialogue and the Urban Resources Initiative, on The Promise and Practice of Community-Based Forestry. Join the series every Thursday through April [...]

6 01, 2021

Creating More Equitable Urban Forests by Understanding and Responding to Historical Trauma

By |2021-02-27T23:05:58-05:00January 6th, 2021|Categories: Environmental Equity, Environmental Justice, Nonprofits, Tree Planting|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Creating More Equitable Urban Forests by Understanding and Responding to Historical Trauma

The author, Christine Carmichael (far left), with a group of volunteers at a street tree-planting event in Detroit, Michigan in 2015. All photos courtesy of the author. Creating More Equitable Urban Forests by Understanding and Responding to Historical Trauma By Christine E. Carmichael, Ph.D., Founder [...]

14 10, 2020

Successful Tree Planting, Rochester’s Urban El Camino Trail in DEC Conservationist Magazine

By |2021-02-27T23:06:31-05:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: DEC, Diseases and Insects, Environmental Justice, Tree Planting|Tags: |Comments Off on Successful Tree Planting, Rochester’s Urban El Camino Trail in DEC Conservationist Magazine

See the recent online edition of NYS Conservationist for interesting features, including one coauthored by DEC UCF staff Christina McLaughlin and Dan Gaidasz on "How to Plant a Tree Successfully." There's also a piece called "Strides through an Urban Trail" about Rochester's El Camino: Butterhole-Seneca Park Trail, [...]

16 07, 2019

What is Buffalo Rain Check? A Pictorial Introduction

By |2019-07-16T19:34:18-04:00July 16th, 2019|Categories: Environmental Justice, Innovative Projects and Programs, Stormwater|Tags: |Comments Off on What is Buffalo Rain Check? A Pictorial Introduction

Students in a summer program test out the porosity of the porous pavement installed in the bike lane as part of Buffalo Rain Check’s Kenmore Avenue Green Streets Project. In addition to public works departments, many cities find a driving force for urban forestry is [...]

10 07, 2018

Deadline to Apply for Environmental Justice Grants Extended to July 27, 2018

By |2018-07-10T15:00:27-04:00July 10th, 2018|Categories: DEC, Environmental Justice, Environmental Protection Fund, Grants|Comments Off on Deadline to Apply for Environmental Justice Grants Extended to July 27, 2018

DEC Extends Application Period for Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants Deadline to Apply for Grants Extended to July 27, 2018 Green infrastructure (bioswale). Photo by Karen Emmerich New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced the extension of the application [...]

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