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Newly grown #rainforests can absorb 11 times as much #carbon from the atmosphere as old-growth #forests, a study has shown.
Secondary rainforests - if allowed to flourish in the right conditions - can absorb 11 times as much carbon as old-growth rainforests, a study shows.
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Happy Holidays from the TWP staff!
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We'll be showing +This Changes Everything in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins next month! 
Director Avi Lewis’ new film, This Changes Everything, asks the question, “What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world?” The film attempts to “r...
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"With the upcoming launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we seem to have finally recognized that #sustainability is the operating system of our shared Earth. If the operating system crashes, all the “programmes” that depend on it – economic, social, political and other systems – will crash with it. It’s all connected." #climate #SDGs 
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#Volunteer  with us at #PineRidge  - Sept.24-27, 2015
Come join us for a weekend of volunteering at the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center (RCREC), headquarters of TWP’s Tribal Renewable Energy Program. On this trip, we will be getting RCREC ready for ...
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"Indigenous women and rural women play a very important role in addressing climate change, specifically in efforts to ensure food security in their households and their countries, as well in climate change adaptation efforts." 
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Peter Wohlleben, a career ranger, has topped best-seller lists with “The Hidden Life of Trees,” describing trees as social beings that communicate on the “Wood Wide Web.”
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If a deal is reached, nations — particularly tropical countries — will have agreed to sharp reductions in deforestation, and in some cases to ending it.
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We agree! "Forests are undervalued assets in meeting the twin global challenges of our time: achieving prosperity and safeguarding climate stability. It’s time we gave them the attention – and finance – that they deserve."
In addition to mitigating the emissions that cause climate change, conserving tropical forests contributes to development in myriad ways
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Clean #cookstoves save lives and forests! Learn more at our upcoming clean cookstove demo, this Friday from 5-8pm at the Fort Collins Food Co-Op. To RSVP visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/885001858247927/
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Good and bad news: "There are roughly 3 trillion #trees on Earth — more than seven times the number previously estimated — according to a tally by an international team of scientists. The study also finds that human activity is detrimental to tree abundance worldwide. Around 15 billion trees are cut down each year, the researchers estimate; since the onset of agriculture about 12,000 years ago, the number of trees worldwide has dropped by 46%."
Approach combines ground-based surveys with satellite imaging to find higher density than anticipated.
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Help #reforest  Pine Ridge! 
Trees, Water & People's Planting Tribal Trees for Climate Change project will help mitigate and address climate change effects by planting 15,000 native ponderosa pine trees in areas burned by forest fires on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Reforestation will: sequester carbon and reduce greenhouse gases; improve air and water quality; reduce soil erosion; reestablish wildlife habitat; and enhance ecosystem resiliency, while engaging ...
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Trees, Water & People (TWP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Stuart Conway and Richard Fox in 1998, in Fort Collins, Colorado with the mission to improve people’s lives by helping communities to protect, conserve and manage the natural resources upon which their long-term well-being depends.

• Nationally, TWP is actively involved with helping to improve the lives of Native American families living in tribal communities of the Great Plains and beyond. During the long and harsh winters, Native Americans commonly spend more than half of their income on exorbitant utility bills. Together, with our partner, Lakota Solar Enterprises, we have built over 850 economic solar heating systems, saving tribal families 20-30% on their monthly heating bills, and trained more than 175 tribal members in residential and facility-scale renewable energy applications. We have also planted trees and shrubs around home sites for more than 160 additional families, further lowering heating costs and associated emissions by acting as an important wind block during the frigid winter and providing much needed shade during the sweltering summer.

• Internationally, TWP works extensively in Central America and Haiti. Together, with our country-based partners, we support 20 community-led tree nurseries that produce over 350,000 trees annually to aid in reforestation efforts, planting over 5.3 million trees to date. In addition, we have built more than 63,000 clean cookstoves. Each cookstove decreases a family’s need for firewood by 50-70%, as compared to standard open fire cooking, and reduces carbon emissions by at least 1.5 tons per year. When smoke is vented to the outside of the home, these improved cookstoves also decrease indoor air pollution, which is responsible for the death of 4.2 million people, mostly women and children, globally every year.