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Sustainability cannot be achieved without indigenous leadership.
First Nations communities lose the most during climate change but often have the most insight on how to respond. “These fires have obliterated entire forests, and, with it, they’re obliterating the cultural memory of our Aboriginal groups,” declared Bhiamie Eckford-Williamson, a Euahlayi indigenous research associate in Australia. “The burning of these scarred trees is one […]Read More
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Do alarming messages do more harm to environmental campaigns in the long run?
Is that even the right question to ask? “The world was just issued a 12 year ultimatum on climate change” “A terrifying look at the consequences of climate change” “Climate crisis: 11,000 scientists warn of ‘untold suffering’” The above headlines ran on The Smithsonian, The Economist, and The Guardian, respectively. Together, they represent a common […]Read More
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Climate Change in the Eastern Congo: A current look at impact
Recent reports outline the extreme vulnerability of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to climate change. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) can be one of the hardest places to live. Widespread hunger, the outbreak of epidemics, and political instability have led the UNDP to rank the central African country’s development at the lowest […]Read More
Generosity and partnership make all the difference
Our work over the past year is a testament to your contribution. Plant With Purpose has just unveiled the fiscal year 2019 edition of its Annual Report. The report is a summary of program results, successes, and outputs over the past fiscal year. As a publication, it serves as a measuring stick of outcomes, a […]Read More
Are we missing out on one of our planet’s greatest lifelines?
A group of people 800 million strong are critical to solving our environmental crisis. Our planet is undoubtedly at a critical moment right now. Various reports show that close to a million species are at risk of extinction. Meanwhile, 2030 has been projected as the date by which changes to the earth’s climate will have […]Read More
4 Reminders for When Environmental Issues Seem Overwhelming
How can we prevent a mass extinction event? Can we remove enough carbon from the atmosphere to avoid irreversible climate change? Can we protect and restore the forests we have left? It can be so easy to get overwhelmed by the daunting nature of protecting our planet. Maybe it isn’t so surprising that many people […]Read More
The danger of drought: How Thailand’s farmers are coping with an unending dry season
The rains aren’t coming when they should Weeks go by and Thailand moves further into what is supposed to be its rainy season. Except it hasn’t rained. The people still wait. Especially the farmers, for whom the arrival of rain is needed to feed their families and to bring in an income. This drought isn’t […]Read More
What are the most important sustainability goals for the 2020s?
It’s a new year and a new decade at that. The beginning of the 2020s puts us at a crucial spot in trying to address some of our planet’s biggest environmental issues. The sustainability goals and decisions that we make over the next decade will have an impact on our planet. This impact will long […]Read More
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A Decade of Growth and Generosity
At the very beginning of the decade, Plant With Purpose was in the process of a major rebrand. While our team was contemplating our identity as an organization moving forward, world events reminded us of the urgency of our work. One of the strongest natural disasters of the decade struck Haiti in January. This left […]Read More
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Three Purpose-Filled Adventures we saw in 2019
It’s been a great year for adventurers seeking to restore the planet while challenging themselves. From paddle boards to bikes to running trails, we saw so many of you in the Plant With Purpose family embark on creative fundraising adventures. All funds raised went towards supporting our mission of restoration. Will Allen and Emily Bark […]Read More
Renewal runs through the story of Christmas
What does Advent have to do with sustainability? The season of advent and the anticipation of Christmas allow us to think about our lives and our world in the framework of hope, waiting, and redemption. When it comes to the conversation surrounding the environment, these themes are definitely at play. Advent is a season where […]Read More
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Life After Devastation
How do you move forward when the worst has happened? At some point in our lives, we’ll all experience something not going to plan. For some of us, these disruptions may be especially devastating. And unfortunately, in certain parts of the world, these are unfortunately more commonplace. In many parts of exploited countries, life is […]Read More
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How to stop glacial retreat
Glacial retreat represents a variety of ecological concerns Glacial retreat is a term that describes what happens when a glacier’s furthest point doesn’t reach as far down valley as it used to at the same time of year. It can be used as a shorthand to describe the shrinking of a glacier and as a […]Read More
Can Environmental Protection Help Prevent Human Trafficking?
There’s a surprisingly strong link between these two major issues There are more slaves living right now than at any other point in human history. Around 30 million people are caught up by exploitation that values profit over human life. Human trafficking and exploitation comprise a multi-billion dollar industry. Awareness of the issue has grown […]Read More
The Tree Difference
Wilner’s community used to be extremely barren It seems like not long ago when Fonds-Verrettes was a very barren place. In fact, it wasn’t that long ago. About ten years before many community members joined Plant With Purpose groups and learned the value of reforestation, they lived on unproductive soil. This was very bad news […]Read More