“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”Helen Keller
Benzie Conservation District
Benzie Conservation District and AATA are working together to get more Champion Trees planted in the ground. BCD offered some of AATA’s trees this fall at their tree sale and plan to offer more at the spring tree sale. We are also coordinating to plant a parcel of land that has been gifted to BCD.
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate
The mission at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate is to act as a catalyst to restore ecosystems worldwide, pull carbon out of the atmosphere, and reverse global warming.
Education, public information campaigns, organizing, scientific investigation, collaboration with like-minded organizations, research and policy development are all elements of our strategy. Our primary current project is to re-direct the mainstream climate conversation from an almost exclusive concern with atmospheric carbon to encompass the entire carbon and water cycles and the regenerative role of biology. Emissions reduction efforts to date, while necessary, have been ineffective, and climate change is now proceeding not only from fossil fuel pollution but from its own self-generating processes.
The Eden Project
Eden is an educational charity. We built it because we are inspired by the belief that we can work towards a better future. The money we raise goes towards our work on public and formal education, research, conservation and sustainable futures. Find out more at EdenProject.com.
Sir Tim Smit, founder of The Eden Project, had this to say about our partnership. “Eden is about doing, in much the same way as Archangel is and put bluntly the world has too many philosophers and opinion expressers with no dirt under their finger nails. We salute David and his team and will work with them encouraging their work and offering what help we can. I have heard people say that the chances of success in cloning champion trees is less than promising, but my experience is that where there is a person that will not take no for an answer, magic can happen and it already is. My granny always used to say ‘before you die make sure you can say I’m glad I did, rather than I wish I had., Personally I’d like to have as few regrets as possible and I know I speak for many.”
Interlochen Center For The Arts
The grounds at Interlochen have served as a host for some Champion Trees for years. AATA is thrilled to continue on where Champion Tree Project International started and continue planting select Champion Trees at Interlochen Center for the Arts to grow on for decades.
Greystone Gardens and its owner, Tom Brodhagen
Tom Brodhagen is invaluable to us here at AATA as a consultant on all things disease, propagating and growing. Tom works with us to develop propagation techniques and has also helped us grow some of our trees at his nursery when we needed space.
Hard Rain Project
Hard Rain Project (HRP) is an independent, not-for-profit organization set up to promote solutions that address the broad challenges of climate change, poverty eradication and environmental protection.
HRP is responsible for the Hard Rain exhibition, viewed by more than 15 million people across every continent since its launch in 2006. In Hard Rain, Bob Dylan’s lyric is illustrated with photographs that bring alive the challenges that define our age. One of the most successful photographic exhibitions ever created, it attracted huge public and critical acclaim, along with the endorsement of political and environmental leaders around the world.
WHOLE EARTH? is our new project, an exhibition and program of events that will launch simultaneously at 100 universities in North and South America, Africa, Asia, Australasia and Europe in 2015, reaching over a million students in that year. Public exhibitions will be held at botanic gardens, city centers, museums and in slum communities in the majority world. The venues will be connected so that students may explore the issues highlighted in WHOLE EARTH? with students and visitors across continents.
The exhibition offers solutions in the areas of climate, energy, fresh water, oceans and agriculture, but also in areas such as human rights and economic rule-making. It proposes some new ways of thinking. And it gets personal: it wants to know what visitors are going to do now – now that they understand the problems and know that solutions are available.
Ocean Mountain Ranch
Ocean Mountain Ranch is the location of AATA’s first champion redwood and sequoia forest planting.
Located in the headwaters of the Port Orford Community Stewardship Area, Ocean Mountain Ranch overlooks Oregon’s first marine reserve and the largest remaining old growth forest on the southern coast. The ranch project is being developed pursuant to a forest stewardship management plan which has been approved by the Oregon Department of Forestry and will provide for long-term yield of high-quality hardwood, softwood, and wildlife habitat; while simultaneously serving as a sustainable model forestry-based mixed-use development incorporating residential, agricultural, educational, research, recreational, and industrial activities.
Planetary Emissions Management
Planetary Emissions Management Inc. (PEM) is an early stage greenhouse gas (GHG) services company offering unique measurement, data and financial services for diverse stakeholders. PEM is developing patented instrumentation and methods to measure and monetize carbon emissions reductions. They are utilizing Archangel Champion Trees to measure impact of old-growth carbon sequestration. More about our partnership here.
The National Register of Mexico’s Majestic Trees is an ongoing initiative from Reforestamos México, A.C. that seeks to highlight the forest wealth of our country linking to the historical, cultural, religious and ecological importance of this trees that will promote the social appreciation towards these wonderful specimens.
Visit the Reforestamos México website for more information.
Sustainable Land Development Initiative (SLDI)
SLDI – Sustainable Land Development Initiative is a stakeholder social media association now positioned to help transform the industry that creates the very infrastructure of our civilization. SLDI is dedicated to delivering sustainable land development technology and knowledge resources to promote and enable fully integrated sustainable land development worldwide. The retention and management of plant biodiversity is urgently needed in order to build “designer ecosystems” that will replicate the natural systems that have evolved over 4 billion years on this planet and that create the very conditions for life to exist. It is critically important that genetics from endangered and superior specimen old growth trees be preserved now, while these unique organisms are still alive.