TreeSisters and reforestation

In March 2019 the UN declared a Decade of Ecosystem Restoration and aims to reforests 350 million ha (around 865 million acres) by 2030. The advantages of restored ecosystems are many – slowing down global warming by capturing and storing carbon, increasing rainfall, providing clean water, improving air quality and providing sources of natural capital. It is believed that some eco-system restoration could account for over one-third of the greenhouse gas emissions reduction that are needed to keep global temperature ...

‘3 cups of tea….and a teaspoon of saccharine’

An imbroglio over fund raising and support for a service organization called 'Pennies for Peace' won't go away easily. This follows a recent news report on the CBS program “60 Minutes” that questioned the accuracy of a narrative that has inspired hundreds of thousands of people and helped to raise millions of dollars for the building of 54 schools in Afghanistan. The author of this non-fiction story is Greg Mortenson, a quiet and softly spoken IB alumni. He has addressed communities of ...