Urban Forestry's Connection to Climate Change and Social Equity with Mark Kenyon - Ep. 43


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On today’s show we are discussing Urban Forestry’s Impacts On Climate Change and Social Equity. Jessica Aldridge speaks with Mark Kenyon, Executive Director of the nonprofit, North East Trees. The horrific fires ravaging the Amazon in Brazil and Bolivia have sparked massive interest about how these dense rain forests influence the global weather systems by creating microclimates that have macro effects. Ultimately, large-scale deforestation has an overall effect on global climate. However, what of our trees here at home? Do they impact our local weather? Does their existence play a role in mitigating climate change? Today we will speak to the powerful effect urban forests have on the health and well-being of our communities and the climate in general. We will also look into programs that are working within those communities to provide equitable solutions, green jobs, and open spaces. Mark Kenyon has been associated with North East Trees (NET - http://www.northeasttrees.org/) from its very first tree planting over 26 years ago and volunteered on many tree planting projects as well as working with the Founder, Scott Wilson, and NET's Board management oversight and strategic planning. Mark brings to NET a keen interest in native plants, habitat restoration, watershed management, and the use of natural spaces to connect with at-risk youth disadvantaged communities. Hosted by Jessica Aldridge from SoCal 350 and Adventures in Waste Engineer: Blake Lampkin Executive Producer: Jack Eidt Show Created by Mark and JP Morris Music: Javier Kadry Episode 43

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