Tag: urban conservation

Building a Broader Conservation Movement

Written by | February 28th, 2014

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As Black History Month draws to a close, Mark Tercek and Hazel Wong reflect on how to build a broader and more diverse conservation movement.

Greenways: The New Front Porch

Written by | February 18th, 2014

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The benefits of urban conservation projects are well known: clean water, wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation. But blogger Paul Kingsbury found something unexpected while walking Nashville’s Greenways: community.

Q&A with Judith Rodin: Dialogues on the Environment

Written by | January 6th, 2014

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President of the Rockefeller Foundation Judith Rodin talks with Mark Tercek about the next big innovations in the environmental world.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, February 12

Written by | February 12th, 2013

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Will the environment get a shout out in tonight’s State of the Union speech?

  1. If Obama makes green promises in his State of the Union speech, can he actually deliver? (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Stop and smell the contamination. An urban environmentalist leads toxic tours of his neighborhood. (Grist)
  3. Nows your chance to name a moon. A moon, people! (TG Daily)
  4. A 12-year-old’s science fair experiment is one small step for man, one giant leap for Hello Kitty. (Space)
  5. Shark attacks in the U.S. reached their highest level in a decade last year. (Huffington Post Green)

Hong Kong and Conservation in the Urban Jungle

Written by | February 11th, 2013

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Charles Bedford, Director of The Nature Conservancy’s Asia-Pacific region, explains why conserving nature in Hong Kong is a bigger issue than you might think.

Championing Conservation in Australia

Written by | November 30th, 2012

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As The Nature Conservancy in Australia embarks on a new chapter, its director, Dr. Michael Looker, reflects on the past and future of a life in conservation.

Rooftop Gardening Part 1: So You Wanna’ Be an Urban Gardener?

Written by | June 11th, 2012

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What do you get when you take a scrappy bunch of conservationists and stick them on the 19th floor of a high-rise building in Midtown Manhattan? You get a real-life experiment in urban conservation!

Urban Conservation: The Rules Are Different Here

Written by | March 3rd, 2011

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Doing conservation in cities means big conservation groups have to toss out some of their cherished assumptions — like putting nature ahead of people, says Phil Stevens of the Urban Creeks Council.

The Great Urbanization and What it Means for Nature: Part 3

Written by | February 1st, 2010

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Urbanization has domesticated the planet’s nature — so how do you do conservation in an world dominated by cities? The Conservancy’s Rob McDonald has some thoughts.

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