2009 Featured LOCAL
Initiative The City Repair Project
2009 Featured GLOBAL
Initiative The Earth Charter
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Think Global Act Local right? The final stage of our journey before returning again to the individual is the action we take on a global/local level. There are thousands of global and local sustainability initiatives happening in the world today and it is on this branch of the Tree of Sustainability that we can learn about these initiatives and choose to engage ourselves in the birthing process of a sustainable living matrix.
2010 Featured LOCAL Initiative
Smart Green Infrastructure:
How To Grow Sustainable Cities
Andy Lipkis, Founder and President of TreePeople, describes how this organization has pioneered an integrated approach to managing urban ecosystems as watersheds in the Los Angeles region. This involves strategic tree planting, tree-mimicking technologies, and community engagement to generate multiple solutions to the environmental threats facing our cities, including ensuring a sustainable water supply, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, preventing water and air pollution, fostering stronger neighborhoods, and creating jobs
For a summary of TreePeople's six demonstration projects that are now collecting 1.25 million gallons of water every time it rains 1" in Los Angeles, visit www. treepeople.org. Video Going to Green: Planting Seeds of Change with Community Forestry produced by the Media & Policy Center Foundation for PBS.
2010 Featured GLOBAL Initiative
The mission of Green Cross International is to help ensure a just, sustainable and secure future for all by fostering a value shift and cultivating a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility in humanity's relationship with nature.
From advocacy programmes at national and international levels to training individuals on how to construct rainwater-harvesting systems, Green Cross provides comprehensive programmes that further the values of cooperation among all stakeholders. The human relationship with nature crosses all boundaries and transcends all ideas of class, which necessitates a solution that goes beyond good governance and good policy, and hinges on the shared responsibility for a sustainable and just future for all.