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How Black History paves the way for a more sustainable future

Being sustainability-minded typically comes with an orientation toward thinking about the future. After all, one of the ultimate goals of sustainability is to leave the planet better than one found it as a loving act toward future generations. So what role does history, specifically, Black history play in this? A significant role.  In order to […]
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Greenwashing: Avoid Falling Prey to Deception While Trying to Do Good

By Hannah Arledge Evidently, going green is good for business. Over the past five years, internet searches for sustainable goods have increased by 71%. As global concern heightens with images of Amazonian deforestation, ocean garbage patches, and the lived experience of increasingly erratic weather patterns, consumers are looking for avenues to lessen their role in […]
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Discover the Roots of Regenerative Agriculture in Indigenous Cultures

By Hannah Arledge While regenerative agriculture has created buzz in recent years, many ideas that seem innovative or groundbreaking often harken back to indigenous ways of stewarding the earth. Thousands of years of cultivation and local adaptations have shown us that best practices are centered around respect and mutuality.  When we talk about regenerative agriculture, […]
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The Value of Multilateral Partnerships

Plant With Purpose partners are autonomous but interdependent On the day that Plant With Purpose was established in 1984, two organizations were created as partners. Floresta International was founded in San Diego, California, and would later become known as Plant With Purpose. In the Dominican Republic, Floresta Incorporada was launched, where it continues working to […]
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Plant With Purpose Hits Milestone - 40 Millionth Tree

Christian environmental organization on track to double that number by 2025 Plant With Purpose, U.S.-based Christian development organization, recently planted its 40 millionth tree. Operating in eight countries, one of the organization’s primary interventions, in addition to regenerative agriculture training and economic development through community savings groups, is tree planting. Perhaps most notable is that […]
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How Plant With Purpose promotes biodiversity

Biodiversity is a very important priority in Plant With Purpose's work. But what is biodiversity and why is it important? Milmer Martinez Vergara, our regional partnership manager to Latin America & the Caribbean, describes it well: Biodiversity is simple. Biodiversity is the variety of life in the world or in a habitat or ecosystem. The […]
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Entering the Climate Conversation: A guide to understanding sequestration

Understanding the science behind carbon and climate change can help us effectively care for our planet. More and more attention is focused on climate change and not just the threats that it presents but also solutions! Research efforts like Project Drawdown have evaluated the positive impact that different actions like sequestration could have on our […]
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What you should know about your trash

Recycling trash has been hailed as a simple way to help the environment for a long, long time. It’s easy to imagine the bottles and cans in your  blue bin being picked up and sent to a factory where they’re melted down and remade into new bottles, cans, or other goods, right? Unfortunately, not always. […]
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Amidst a global pandemic, donors invest in the world’s most vulnerable

Alliance of U.S. donors gives $2.6 million to build resilience in Democratic Republic of the Congo [SAN DIEGO, CA, SEPTEMBER 2020] — The global coronavirus pandemic has highlighted our interconnectedness and responsibility for one another. As the virus continues to disproportionately harm already-marginalized groups, an alliance of high-capacity donors leveraged this interconnectedness for good. In […]
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We're Resurrection People, After All!

The following is a letter from our Creative Director, Philippe Lazaro, on what happens when a global pandemic runs into Easter- a day where we celebrate resurrection. What a month it’s been. To echo a Tweet by Andy Crouch I read, “Honestly, I hadn’t planned on giving up this much for Lent.” There’s something oddly […]
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Restoring civility is a necessary step towards sustainability

A divisive social climate contributes to an unsustainable global climate It’s a presidential election year in the United States, and unsurprisingly political tensions and anxieties run high. There has been no shortage of words about the way our world is extremely polarized and divided. Spend more than a small amount of time online, and you’ll […]
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I’m concerned about climate. Why should I support a Christian environmental organization?

“The faithful have a long tradition of ministering to and seeking justice for the most vulnerable and providing the action we need to achieve a just and healthy world. As such, the faithful are leading on climate solutions today.” –Kara Ball, Blessed Tomorrow Plant With Purpose is a Christian environmental organization. It’s a key part […]
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What is regenerative agriculture and why is it so exciting?

“Do you want to know the most exciting thing about regenerative agriculture? It’s the word “regenerative.” It means we actually have the ability to bring seemingly dead, practically infertile soil back to life!” –Sheryl Karas, Center for Regenerative Agriculture Systems at CSU Chico Excitement around regenerative agriculture, sometimes called regenerative farming, is booming. Perhaps it’s […]
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Eco-Discipleship: How God calls us to learn from nature

We often overlook the way nature teaches us about God It’s not uncommon to hear people explain how a little time in nature helps people feel closer to God. But the idea of spending time in nature as a spiritual discipline can still be startling for many people. “I used to laugh at people who […]
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Who gets left out of environmental storytelling?

Environmental storytelling has often failed to focus on the communities that are most impacted The people most vulnerable to climate change are those living in the poorest areas. This has been a consistent area of focus for Plant With Purpose. It is the reason why we work in the places where we work. The 800 […]
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