“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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Rooftop Solar Power and Trees: Natural Partners (no, really)
Apr 2014 23

Guest blog by Dan Staley, Principal of Analemma Resources, an urban forestry, ecology and planning firm in Aurora, CO focusing on applied research, policy and implementation. Rooftop solar power generation is coming to our neighborhoods. Let’s get ready. Falling prices, energy security, and improved property values are some of the reasons you see solar panels going up on roofs near your home or business. And there are more on the way. Solar power generation is increasing rapidly – accounting for […]

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 […]

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