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.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Vatican sustainability summit urges action on ecological devastation

"Human action which is not respectful of nature becomes a boomerang for human beings that creates inequality and extends ... "the globalization of indifference" and the "economy of exclusion", which themselves endanger solidarity with present and future generations ..."

Read more here ... Vatican sustainability summit urges action on ecological devastation | National Catholic Reporter

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kabul’s hidden gardens offer Afghans haven from war

 Kabul was once known as a city of gardens. Indeed, behind the razor wire and 10 ft walls of private residences, there are still verdant serenities, a world away from the bedlam outside.

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