“Invest From the Ground Up” is a campaign to show Californians how investing in our trees and green spaces creates great neighborhoods. It is a project of the California Urban Forests Council.

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El Cerrito Business & Trees – Creating A Vibrant Business Community
Apr 2014 10

Invest From the Ground Up partnered with the City of El Cerrito and the Chamber of Commerce to initiate a conversation with local businesses about community trees. In February, we released a survey asking of local businesses for input and their viewpoints on trees and the effect on businesses. We received over 40 responses from the approximately 250 small businesses that populate San Pablo Avenue and other El Cerrito businesses streets. The response rate for the survey shows that businesses […]

The Connection Between Health and Nature
Apr 2014 09

Guest Blog: David Novak is a syndicated columnist, appearing in newspapers, magazines, radio and TV.  His byline has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Readers Digest and GQ. David is a specialist at health, wellness, exercise and diet, and he is a regular contributing editor for Healthline. For more information, visit http://www.healthline.com/. Most of us would agree that we would benefit from feeling better – more energy, less medications, a spring in our step. There are many ways […]

Who’s living in your trees?
Apr 2014 02

Guest blogger: Jennifer Chapman, Native Sisters Tree Service, Cert. Arborist/Tree Risk Assessor, Tree and nature lover.     There is nothing like waking up to the sound of sweet bird songs. That’s because living among nature has been proven to be good for us by reducing stress and making us healthier.  Trees create this natural atmosphere and act as homes to the animals that inhabit it, creating a symbiotic relationship.  They help each other to thrive and also happen to […]

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