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.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Gorillas, Not Grenades: Conservation as Diplomacy

“At first it might seem preposterous to worry about wildlife when bullets are flying,” said John Calvelli. “The fact is that conservation of natural resources—including wildlife—is the foundation of stable societies. Protecting and conserving these natural resources is the key to any nation-building process.”

Gorillas, Not Grenades: Conservation as Diplomacy - Wildlife Conservation Society

Ft. Stewart Honors Fallen Soldier with Memorial Tree

The Army post planted a memorial tree in honor of Sgt. Johnny W. Lumpkin at Warriors Walk. (photo courtesy of United States Army)

See the full story here: Ft. Stewart Honors Fallen Soldier

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Landscapes of Resilience in Detroit & Joplin

Check out this research and participatory design project entailing greening in red zones in Joplin and Detroit
Landscapes of resilience project overview