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Forest Optimism Webinar Series — Tree Equity: Enacting Change in America’s Cities

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT

“Tree Equity: Enacting Change in America’s Cities” with Jad Daley and hosted by Tania Munz


Trees are crucial infrastructure to cities–they cool neighborhoods by providing shade, clean the air we breathe, and even provide career opportunities. However, studies have shown that due to redlining and other discriminatory policies, neighborhoods with more low-income families and people of color living in them have fewer trees, which has a significant impact on overall health and quality of life. The Tree Equity movement led by American Forests seeks to remedy this issue through enacting change on both a local and policy level. Join guest host Tania Munz of the Forest History Society for a discussion with Jad Daley, the CEO of American Forests, to learn more about this organization’s work with tree equity and its importance.

Jad Daley is the 40th president and chief executive officer of American Forests, the nation’s oldest forest conservation organization. Under Daley’s leadership, American Forests has grown three-fold and launched partnerships to tackle climate change and social inequity in cities across the United States. He serves as the co-chair of the Forest-Climate Working Group, which he cofounded in 2007, and sits on the boards of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, North American Forest Partnership, and Nature4Climate.

Tania Munz, PhD, is President and CEO of the Forest History Society.


About the Webinar Series

From wildfires to habitat and species loss to illegal logging, it seems that barely a week goes by that we don’t read or hear something alarming about our forests. And while concerns about our forest future are valid, emphasis on the negative to the exclusion of all other news can be overwhelming and overshadow all that is working in how we manage and conserve our forests.

During our special webinar series, we are offering insightful programming by focusing on the theme of Forest Optimism as a way to tell the stories of what is working across the spectrum of forestry and related research, industry, land management, and conservation efforts.

We acknowledge the challenges that are facing our forests. At the same time, we want to explore and share some of the work the public and private sectors, Indigenous peoples, local communities, the forestry profession, nonprofits, and universities have done to help ensure that our forests and the communities that depend on them flourish now and into the future.

To register, visit: https://foresthistory.org/education/fhs-webinar-series/forest-optimism/


June 12
10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT


The Forest History Society
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