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.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Memorialization & Trees at Arlington National Cemetery

On  a recent trip to Arlington National Cemetery I came across this example of memorialization and trees.  The tree and memorial were installed by the Military Officers Association of America. Also of interest are the many wreaths, on on each grave, installed by volunteers.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Super Bowl is Over, But The Trees are Staying Around in NOLA

I argued that tree planting was a key component to NOLA's post-Katrina resilience, and that Communities of Practice around urban reforestation efforts would create additional social-ecological system resilience in Katrina (see here).  Perhaps here is some evidence of that... congratulations NOLA and Hike for KaTREEna!

Check the article out here: Super Bowl is Over, But The Trees are Staying Around – ACTrees

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Getting the Dirt on Hurricane Sandy - NYTimes.com

Here's an interesting piece that deals with the notion of  Citizen Science as a greening response to red zones, in this case a natural disaster. For more on Citizen Science in disaster contexts, see: http://tinyurl.com/citscidisaster.

Getting the Dirt on Hurricane Sandy - NYTimes.com