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Coalition Letter: Matsui - Support for TREES Act (July 3, 2013)

Dear Congresswoman Matsui:

The Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) would like to thank you for your commitment to energy conservation and your recognition of the role properly placed trees have in mitigating greenhouse gasses and reducing electricity consumption. We write today in support of your efforts to assist retail power providers with the establishment and operation of targeted residential tree planting programs through your recently introduced bill HR 1807 “The Residential Energy and Economic Savings Act” (TREES Act).

Points Score Trees: Partnering with Professional Sports Teams webinar announced

ACTrees is sponsoring a webcast titled Points Score Trees: Partnering with Professional Sports Teams on July 18 at 1-2 p.m. EDT.

NASF Foundation sponsors 2013 Photo Fellow

With support from the NASF Foundation and NASF have chosen the 2013 Photography Fellow. This year's fellow, Joel Prince of Ohio, was chosen from a pool of candidates who submitted their applications and portfolios earlier this month. The theme for this year's photo fellowship is "Embrace the Possibilities." 

Wood fuel of the future

A few weeks ago, a company produced and shipped what it says is the world's first commercial volume of cellulosic diesel fuel from its new biorefinery in Columbus, Mississippi. The product, made from pine wood chips, is chemically identical to the petroleum-based fuel it is designed to replace.

Use paper and save a tree

Many people are found of spouting the the mantra of “save a tree.” There is a fear associated with how many trees go into the production of an item. A relevant question is whether such estimates of “tree equivalents” paint an accurate picture of our choices.

Michigan group encourages urban food forestry

A group known as Abundant Michigan, Permaculture Ypsilanti, hosts several workdays each month to plant fruit trees and spread knowledge about permaculture throughout the community. They are transforming backyards, side lots and open fields into abundant, sustainable food forests.

Wood just keeps going, and going...

A team of researchers at the University of Maryland constructed a nano-scale, sodium-ion battery from a sliver of wood more than 1,000 times thinner than paper. This tiny, tin-coated piece of wood could one day be used as a high capacity and environmentally benign battery.

Copies of the Across the Western Landscape publication available

In August 2011, the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition published a 23-page, full-color publication Across the Western Landscape: Priority Issues and Strategies for Western ForestsAcross the Western Landscape provides a “readers digest” summary of the western states’ Forest Actions Plans.

Investment in Maine's wood pellet industry begins to see strong return

As the sun sets on an $11.4 million federal effort to boost Maine’s wood pellet industry, early returns seem to indicate that the investment was a sound one. The U.S. Department of Forestry spent the money in the Fuels for Public Buildings grant to help bring 24 biomass conversion projects to fruition in schools, hospitals and public buildings across the state.

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