Welcome to the Greening in the Red Zone blog. Here you will read about examples of people turning to nature in times of crisis to get through hardships from the news media, and from personal accounts. Of particular interest are stories of people whose involvement in "greening" immediately after a disaster or war increased their own and their community's resistance and resilience to the disturbance. We hope you will find inspiration in these stories, and we welcome you to add your own stories of Greening in the Red Zone.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Veterans Conservation Corps

After serving in Operation IraqiFreedom and being awarded a Combat Action Ribbon,
two Marine Corps Reserve Medals, and a Presidential Unit Citation, Haberthur saw that
his personal experience with nature could become a broader experience shared by fellow
vets who may be struggling with symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Haberthur’s fellowship project will connect fellow vets, including those struggling with
PTSD, to the healing powers of nature by developing a Veterans Conservation Corps in
the Chicago Area. The Corps will restore habitat at the 1,131-acre Dick Young Forest
Preserve (named after a recently deceased former Marine to honor his service and carry
on his conservationist vision).

Benjamin Haberthur | Together Green

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