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US BCSD and Restore the Earth Foundation Strategic Alliance Aims to Restore Last Line of Defense from Open Water for Two Louisiana Parishes

New Haven, CT – June 14, 2016. The United States Business Council for Sustainable Development (US BCSD) and the Restore the Earth Foundation announced their Strategic Alliance for landscape-scale restoration and a $1 million Collaborative Fund today at the US BCSD, World Business Council (WBCSD), and Yale Center for Business and the Environment meeting at… Read More

Why Business is Investing in Landscape Restoration in the Mississippi River Basin

A new private-public fund aims to bring back North America’s Amazon. The Mississippi River Basin—which generates $200 billion in economic value annually from commerce and recreation—is central to commerce and a pillar in the U.S. economy. Individuals and businesses rely on the Mississippi for transportation, water, food, recreation, and a variety of goods and services…. Read More

Coastal Groups Complete Another Major Reforestation Effort

This week marks the completion of a 10,000 tree reforestation initiative executed by Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) in partnership with Restore the Earth Foundation (REF) and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF). Saturday, April 2nd, will mark the official planting of the 10,000th native tree, by volunteers, in the Caernarvon Freshwater Diversion Outfall… Read More

A New Story: Takeaways from the 2015 Paris Climate Conference

At the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, known as COP21, 150 world leaders emerged with an agreement to limit the rise of temperature increases “well below 2°C” above pre-industrial temperatures with a hopeful target to limit it to 1.5°C. It is an ambitious goal, although not direct enough for everyone, and will require the combined efforts… Read More

GreenBiz publishes Restore the Earth

GreenBiz features our business case for landscape-scale restoration in the article, “Why Entergy, Wells Fargo and Timberland invest in restoration.” Business leaders who invest in landscape restoration are reducing their climate risks, enhancing their reputation and social license to operate, and supporting the resilience of the environment and local communities. Few capital investments deliver as… Read More

Huffington Post features Restore the Earth

In the midst of the climate conference in Paris, HuffPost Green featured our piece, “The Most Powerful Climate Solution You’ve Never Heard Of” on the safe, proven effective and shovel-ready practice of landscape-scale restoration. Sustainable land-management practices such as these could deliver up to $1.4 trillion in increased productivity, and by restoring our vast landscapes,… Read More

Restore the Earth Published in Global Education Magazine

In the piece, “Plugging Business into the Global Agenda: The Platform for Environmental Investment,” PJ Marshall provides a detailed look into how REF is uniquely positioned to support six Sustainable Development Goals and the compelling business case for sustainability projects. Funders of these initiatives are seeing tremendous gains to their balance sheets and vital ecosystems,… Read More

Global Forest Resources Assessments (FRA) released

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has been monitoring the world’s forests at 5 to 10 year intervals since 1946. The Global Forest Resources Assessments (FRA) are now produced every five years in an attempt to provide a consistent approach to describing the world’s forests and how they are changing. By… Read More

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Names Restore the Earth Foundation Grant Recipient for Forest Marsh Restoration in Montegut, LA

On August 27, 2015 the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced the recipients of the Gulf Coast Conservation Grants Program (GCCGP), and Restore the Earth Foundation has received funding to restore 200 acres of cypress forest marsh in Montegut, Louisiana. With this grant, our partners and volunteers will plant 20,000 native trees in Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area, bringing environmental,… Read More

CITGO and Restore the Earth Plant 1,000 Trees to Restore Wetlands Marking 10 Years since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

Restore the Earth Foundation, Inc. (REF), CITGO Petroleum Corporation (CITGO) and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) planted 1,000 trees in Pass a Loutre, Louisiana to commemorate Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on August 28 and 29 as part of CITGO’s “Caring for Our Coast” initiative. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Pass a Loutre suffered major damage and subsidence, devastating vegetated… Read More

Ecosystem Defenses are Critical to Dutch Flood Management

Environmental Defense Fund highlights the natural environmental infrastructure that provides protection for communities, habitat for birds, and is valued for its contributions to ensuring a reliable water supply in the flood-prone Netherlands. When you invest in an integrated approach we can be better prepared to withstand storms and protect our coastal habitats. Read the full… Read More

Founder P.J. Marshall featured on Points of Light blog commemorating the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

The ‘A Billion + Change’ blog series highlights a few outstanding examples of skill-based volunteers who continue to contribute to the growth and resilience of the people and the city of New Orleans. Restore the Earth Foundation continues to be a leading partner in corporate employee engagement. Read our featured story.

EILEEN FISHER and Restore the Earth partnership raises nearly $10K by 6-month mark

Restore the Earth Foundation (REF) is happy to announce since the launch of our partnership with EILEEN FISHER, Inc. in January, over 3,645 customers have selected a reusable bag available in stores nationwide. With each purchase of the reusable bag  $1 is donated to Restore the Earth.  To date, the initiative has raised nearly $10,000…. Read More

Speedy Recovery: Coastal Partnership Completes Planting of 10,000 trees in the Month of April

Last month, 10,000 trees were planted on private land owned by Stinking Bayou LLC on the Maurepas Land bridge near Middle Bayou. The planting was completed with two, week-long plantings of 5,000 trees per week. The project is the result of a collaborative partnership between Restore the Earth Foundation (REF), Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF)… Read More

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Restore the Earth Foundation, and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation Announce Completion of 5,000 Tree Reforestation Initiative

Today, Restore the Earth Foundation (REF), Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LBPF) mark an incredible accomplishment: completed reforestation of 5,000 native trees. Over 13 planting days in 2014 and 2015, 275 volunteers planted 5,000 trees in St. Bernard Parish. This fall, volunteers will help plant an additional 5,000… Read More

The International Space Station Will Soon Be Able to Measure Forest Density Using Lasers

Smithsonian Magazine reports on the innovative device being created for the International Space Station: the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI). This $94 million instrument is on track to launch in 2018, utilizing the reflection of infrared lasers to measure the density of forests living in space, 268 miles above Earth. GEDI will produce the most… Read More

Restore the Earth Partners with EILEEN FISHER in Their Reusable Bag Campaign

Restore the Earth is honored to partner with EILEEN FISHER as part of the company’s reusable bag campaign, in which $1 is donated to Restore the Earth’s restoration projects with every in-store customer who opts for a reusable bag. This exciting initiative was launched after EILEEN FISHER volunteers joined Restore the Earth to participate in… Read More

Restore the Earth Launches Commitment at Clinton Global Initiative; Pledges to Restore North America’s Amazon

The Restore the Earth Foundation announced its Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to restore 1,000 critical acres in the Mississippi River Basin, North America’s Amazon. This commitment will serve as the launch point of a larger, 15-year commitment to restore 1 million acres in the basin’s southern region, the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. “The Earth’s… Read More