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Dan Lambe

“Community Greening is one of the emerging superstars of the Alliance for Community Trees community. This new organization in Florida is turning heads, engaging tree planters and transforming the community forest in Delray. Keep up the great work!”

Dan Lambe, Arbor Day Foundation President
Jason Scorse

“The community benefits from community greening are tremendous, but rarely measured or recognized in policy discussions. Trees bring cleaner air, reduce energy costs in surrounding buildings, help reduce runoff and filter water pollution, and best of all make people happier and healthier. I love how this team is using economics the right way, by clearly showing how tree planting benefits the local community using simple metrics and good science. This is the future for sustainable community development.”

Jason Scorse, Director, Center for the Blue Economy
Dr. Paul Ries

“I’ve been privileged to watch the growth of non-profit tree planting groups across the US over the last 30 years, and I’m impressed with what Community Greening has accomplished in a very brief period of time. They aren’t just planting trees, they are growing communities, and South Florida is all the better for it. Community Greening not only makes cities greener, they make them safer, more resilient, and more livable.”

Dr. Paul Ries, President of Insightful Nature LLC and Former President of the International Society of Arboriculture

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Hahnah Shin & Children
“Community Greening means a lot to us as a family. We see it as our responsibility as community members to give back to the earth that we live upon. Community Greening teaches children the importance of planting trees and the responsibilities involved in assisting a tree to thrive. I want to raise my children in a community where they have trees and parks to play on. I asked my 8 year old daughter Arya why she is always so excited when a Community Greening event is coming up and she replied, “Mommy, can you imagine if we had no trees?!” She is so right. Humans tax the environment in every aspect of our existence. Imagine if there were no more trees? I am so glad there are organizations out there like Community Greening that give back to the environment and create a safe place for children of all ages and types to learn and grow.”
Hahnah Shin, Volunteer
Ben Levison

“I love nature, and I love trees. I’m excited to be a part of Community Greening and to improve our natural habitat, to educate, inspire and energize our kids and to create natural, happy places for people and animals…”

Ben Levison, Volunteer
“Community Greening gives me an opportunity to give back to a wonderful community by doing something I love – planting trees. The passion, effort and results of Community Greening’s founders however, is a gift to everyone.”
Evan Widlitz, Volunteer
Riley

“I have always been very passionate about the environment and doing what I can to help make sure it continues to thrive. I love learning about different types of trees, especially the Florida Natives, since I am a Florida Native myself and have been surrounded by these plants my entire life. With the knowledge and experience I gained during my internship, I have been able to teach and show others what they can do for the trees. At Community Greening events I have met so many people in my community from all different paths of life who share my interest in helping the environment and planting trees. I am also a Delray local so I love driving by the trees that I planted with Community Greening and watching them flourish.

My favorite thing is watching the kids get excited at the tree plantings and naming their tree. I am grateful to have the opportunity to intern and volunteer with community greening.”

Riley Atwater, Volunteer
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Valentine's Day is tomorrow and you still don't have a gift? Here's an idea, dedicate a tree! https://bit.ly/2SpRe0Q
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Congratulations to Hopportunities for their ribbon cutting ceremony. Welcome and thank you for your support ! Don’t forget to drink from the green tap, 20% of the proceeds are donated to us!
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Mark and Matt traveled to Panama City Beach to present for the Southern Group of State Foresters Urban Forestry Committee. On Tuesday they heard about the amazing work that the Community Foundation is doing at the Founders Luncheon. #great #work Community Foundation Florida Forest Service EJS Project Arbor Day Foundation Alliance for Community Trees
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We’re excited to welcome Cristina Hicks to the Community Greening Board of Directors. Cristina is the Environmental Sustainability Manager for JM Family Enterprises. Cristina manages JM Family’s environmental compliance programs and directs the overall corporate sustainability strategy. Cristina earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Science and Geology from the University of Miami and a Master of Business Administration with a Certificate in Environmental Business Management from Florida Atlantic University . Cristina resides in City of Boca Raton, FL Government with her husband Ben, a celebrated nature photographer, 4-year old son Carson, 18-month old daughter Serena and rescue puppy Luna.

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Why is Community Greening important to you? Community Greening is important to me because it fills two significant needs in our community: to improve our environment and bring people together to serve the common good. Through the simple yet critical action of planting trees, CG has managed to engage and unite communities, raise environmental awareness, combat carbon and enrich our parks, neighborhoods and downtown areas with the beautiful gift of shade-giving, fruit-bearing, oxygen-supplying trees! I am honored and excited to be a part of CG and look forward to spreading the magic.
Where is a Green Space in Palm Beach County you like to visit? Do I have to pick just one?! I love all green spaces - especially those with a mature tree canopy that provide lots of shade. It doesn't get much better than the majestic strangler figs at Spanish River Park, peaceful coastal hammock at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, pond apple trees of Wakodohatchee or the sand pine scrub forest at Blazing Star Nature Preserve. My most favorite place however is under the branches of the sprawling live oak in our front yard which is perfect for swinging, climbing and daydreaming.
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Community Greening partnered with The Sandford Institute of Philanthropy at Nova Southeastern University to raffle Mango 🥭 Trees. Congratulations to the winners ! Larry, Keith and Chase all went home with a new Friend for life.
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Valentine's Day is tomorrow and you still don't have a gift? Here's an idea, dedicate a tree https://t.co/dd2zemJveS https://t.co/B1XuxfOlWm Comm_Greening photo
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Congratulations  to hopportunitiesfl for their ribbon cutting ceremony. Welcome and thank you for your support ! Don’t forget to drink from the green tap, 20% of the proceeds are donated to us! https://t.co/epjpWC9xSh
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Community Greening partnered with the Sandford Institute of Philanthropy at nsuflorida to raffle Mango 🥭 Trees at our Fundraising Academy Class. Congratulations  to the winners ! Larry, Kevin and Chase all went home… https://t.co/3OzAPeZsLi
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Feel like learning about fruit trees this weekend ? Join Phi Vo to learn more! Sunday January 26, from 3PM to 4PM westpalmbch https://t.co/ZbKQnGpfuz
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