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Helen Paxton, a lifelong nature lover from Montclair, New Jersey, always considered herself a "pretty wimpy hiker," at least compared to her more adventurous siblings and cousins. Still, she and her husband, Art Paxton, venture into the outdoors as much as possible.

This past summer, the...

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For the past two decades, we've pioneered a movement that not only saves precious forestlands but also generates social and economic benefits. And we do it by putting communities at the center, championing local ownership and increasing access.

During the colonial era, forests that were...

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Parks are essential for public health, climate resilience, and strong connected communities; however, 100 million people in the U.S.—including 28 million kids—don't have a park within a 10-minute walk of home. We have the data to pinpoint where parks are needed the most. 

The Trust for...

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When Abby Sloan, principal of Jennie Reed Elementary School in Tacoma, Washington, talks about the problems with the existing schoolyard, she almost doesn’t know where to begin.  

First, there is the noise that emanates from the eight-line interstate that runs right past the school...

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As wildfires, hurricanes, and a global pandemic continue to upend lives, the role of our environment—the places in which we live, work, learn, and play—in our personal and community well-being is clearer than ever. So are the links between global processes, such as the changing climate, and ...

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It’s hard to convey just how unwelcoming—OK, grim—the schoolyard at Southwark School was before the new Community Schoolyards™ space was created earlier this year. The principal, Andrew Lukov, is not one for mincing words, however.

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In 2021, The Trust for Public Land partnered with The Boeing Company to launch an Environment Leadership Award that recognizes environmental volunteers in Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington who have made positive impacts in their communities.

The goal of the award is to honor...

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Fires are once again ravaging forests and communities in the West. This month, we checked in with a wildfire expert at Colorado State University to find out why fires have grown so fierce, what communities can do about them, and what the future holds.

Tony Cheng, a professor in...

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When communities are able to safely come together to experience nature, they are healthier, stronger, more connected, and more equitable. That’s why we established our Equitable Communities Fund, with a goal to raise $50 million to energize efforts...

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It’s 2 o’clock on a hot summer afternoon. You’re getting ready to meet some friends at the park for a game of basketball. Which T-shirt would you grab from the closet?

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