Nepal: a future for people and forests

Nepal Livelihoods & Forestry Programme: a future for people and forests The UK government-funded Livelihoods and Forestry Programme (LFP) has been operating in rural Nepal since 2001. The mission of LFP is to improve the livelihoods of the poor through sustainable forest management. It protects the environment and makes the country beautiful for the next […]

Forest Medicine: Stories Happen in Forests

My name’s Alison Czeczuga, I’m the Global Sourcing and Sustainability Specialist at Gaia Herbs. Gaia Herbs is a vertically integrated herbal supplement manufacturer. We don’t just have a responsibility to shareholders, but we have a responsibility to people and communities and ecological communities as well. I’ve always had an affinity for nature, and I’ve always […]

Finding Faith in the Forest: Stories Happen in Forests

I’m Karenna Gore here with Poppy Jones. And we’re with the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary. We have come into the forest as a classroom. We’re in Van Cortlandt Park, which is in the Bronx, right here in New York City. (Poppy) For them to actually get out in nature, have ceremony […]

The Amazon Rainforest Doesn’t Produce 20% of Our Oxygen, Here’s Why

You may have seen images like this all over social media. The Amazon rainforest is burning, and these images have, understandably, caused international alarm, with media outlets, NGO’s and politicians all weighing in on the conversation about the value of one of the most unique and biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. Amidst all the discussion, […]

Vertical Farming – Does agriculture need to change?

The world is facing some major problems food security, water security species loss climate change Vertical farms have been proposed as part of the solution to these global problems But is it just another overhyped technology, with great claims but lacking in practical application? this video and go to explore these global problems, in context […]

The war for the Amazon’s most valuable trees

…Mr. Mendes was shot dead inside his home in northwestern Brazil on Thursday… Deep in the Amazon, in December of 1988, the fate of the rainforest was changed by a murder. In the small town of Xapuri, Chico Mendes was shot and killed. “The victim was devoted to preserving Brazil’s irreplaceable rainforest. And he paid […]

Trump Threatens Tongass National Forest

Did you know one of the world’s largest rainforests is actually in the United States? There are nearly 17 million acres of it, and it’s home to bears, otters, even bald eagles. And it’s a huge ally in the fight against the climate crisis. So why is the government trying to cut it down? And […]

The destruction of the Amazon, explained

“And in South America tonight, an environmental problem of a much greater magnitude.” “The destruction of the Amazon rainforest.” “A worldwide disaster.” In the 1980s, the world learned that the Amazon was in danger. “Trees are falling at a startling rate…” “77,000 square miles…” “… an area twice the size of Belgium…” “…the size of […]

Ka’a Zar Ukyze Wà – Forest Keepers in Danger

Forest Keepers in Danger This is our land. The Araribóia Indigenous land. My people live here – the Tenetehar, also known as the Guajajara. This land also belongs to the Awá Guajá – an uncontacted people. For a long time our land has been invaded by hunters, drug traffickers, settlers and illegal loggers. Just look […]

Forests Vs Food

My name is Adam Formica, and I study at the school of geography and environment, and I work on environmental conservation. So about 70% of the Earth’s ice-free land right now is agriculture, about 1/4 of our emissions, human emissions come from agriculture, forestry, and other land uses, and we know we’re gonna have to […]