The Interconnections Between Biodiversity and Climate

Climate change intertwined with the alarming loss of biodiversity we are tracking today represent some of the gravest challenges we face as a society. Land trusts — which often work at the intersection of people and nature — are no strangers to these challenges.

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The Economic Lifeblood of Trees

From science teachers to whiskey barrel makers to artists, people in myriad professions need forests and trees. American Forests highlights some of the unique jobs generated by, and reliant on forests and trees.

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The Outdoor Industry Aspires to Become Climate Positive by 2030

The Outdoor Industry Association created the Climate Action Corps in early 2020, which has since grown to more 100 members representing more than $25 billion in annual sales revenue. With input from members, Board of Directors, Sustainability Advisory Council and external experts over the past year, they are excited to announce a new aspiration to become the first climate positive industry by 2030, creating a bold example for others around the world to follow.

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Natural Climate Solutions: A Win-Win Solution for Our Environment and Our Economy

The U.S. Nature4Climate coalition has reviewed reports, case studies, and research about the economic value of Nature Climate Solutions. We hope the collective weight of this information will increase public awareness of the numerous benefits of Natural Climate Solutions, elevating these solutions as an integral part of the overall strategy to combat climate change and restore our economy.

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The Math is in: Soil Health Practices Produce Real Return on Investment

Many farmers believe the scientific evidence that soil health practices improve soil and water quality. However, they are reluctant to change management techniques without knowing how much the soil health practices will cost or benefit them. So, American Farmland Trust found “soil health successful farmers,” and conducted benefit-cost analyses.

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