Unite for Nature
A National Movement with Local Roots:
Unite 4 NatureTM seeks an America that leads the world in creative land use practices that match our intentions of caring for the planet with the resources we already have available:
Local land owned by our schools, churches, employers and community organizations
Landscape and design professionals found in every community
Socially conscious activists seeking a project rather than a protest; and
Social impact capital from philanthropists, foundations and investors.
A GAME CHANGING opportunity:
According to the National Land Trust Alliance, over 60 million acres of land is under conservation in America. However, lands owned by public schools, churches, businesses and nonprofits have rarely been included in the larger national debate on conservation and green best practices, resulting in a systemic undervaluing of the impact of these lands on our quality of life and the well-being of our planet. Why?
In Rochester, NY, we have begun working with two schools (World of Inquiry and Edison Tech) and one church (Greece Baptist Church) to demonstrate what their lands might look like if reimagined as spaces for nature (See: GivetheGiftofNature.com).
These sites will become models for transforming more schools and churches locally and nationally.
We are seeking volunteers and project collaborators to learn what we are doing and build a network of people who want to grow the work.