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The new green economy: building a resilient urban forest

With diminishing public money for urban forestry, carbon offset markets are rising to meet funding gaps. One small nonprofit is leading the way in Minnesota.

When 5,000 members of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) gathered last year in Minneapolis, the organization completed a rigorous self-assessment to calculate the climate and environmental impacts of that year’s conference. They then reached out to Green Cities Accord, a small nonprofit with an increasingly big impact. 

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