All Communities Deserve A “Cool and Green” COVID Recovery

All Communities Deserve A “Cool and Green” COVID Recovery

by Reann Gibson Over the last 14 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of nearly everyone in the United States and abroad. While we have all suffered, communities of color have borne the brunt of the illness, job loss and death of the pandemic. As summer approaches once again, these communities are about […]

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Miami and LA Rethink Their Iconic Palm Trees

Miami and LA Rethink Their Iconic Palm Trees

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Palm trees are the iconic imagery of warm coastal cities like Los Angeles and Miami. In fact, in Miami, palms make up over 55% of the city’s total tree population. Yet climate change and rising global temperatures are forcing city leaders to rethink the prominence of the palm. Miami […]

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Green Roofs for a Green Detroit

Green Roofs for a Green Detroit

As more cities develop plans to combat climate change and increase sustainability, green roofs are becoming an increasingly popular option to combat the effects of a warming planet. As CNN reported, research conducted by Michigan State University found that green roofs are great at cooling buildings, reducing flood risk, slashing polluting emissions and providing spaces for […]

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