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March 20, 2020

Can we tackle the climate crisis and COVID-19 at the same time?

For the first time in history the world is facing multiple, interconnected global crises. People have...

March 6, 2020

Planting one trillion trees sounds great, but how do we do it?

2019 will go down in history as the year the world woke up to climate crisis....

November 5, 2019

The fallacy of permanence: what energy projects can learn from natural climate solutions

“The search for something permanent is one of the deepest of the instincts leading men to...

September 25, 2019

Legendary rock star, Bryan Adams, plants with Taking Root

The Taking Root team became Bryan Adams’ number one fan after the Canadian singer songwriter teamed...

September 25, 2019

JOIN US – STRIKE FOR THE CLIMATE

“How Dare you?” Greta Thunburg asked of the UN’s Climate Action Summit taking place this week....

September 9, 2019

Tackling the climate crisis: does carbon pricing even work?

I recently participated on a recorded debate for Climate One podcast with other environmentalists about the...

July 9, 2019

Going organic: mission impossible for smallholder farmers?

Yelsin wakes up at 5 in the morning as the sun begins to rise over the...

April 11, 2019

Can small family farms save the world?

Last year delivered a series of bleak and somber revelations into the impacts of climate change...

March 2, 2019

How we grew 1 million trees in 2018

Taking Root’s 2018 Impact: After the success of 2017 and wide-reaching publicity received by Taking Root, we are delighted...

November 5, 2018

Governor General of Canada honored Taking Root co-founders

Ottawa – In a private ceremony on 5 November 2018 at Rideau Hall, in Ottawa, the four...

October 23, 2018

Advice from outer space on how to grow trees?!

Data scientist Pello Múgica Gonzalez partners with Taking Root to create a new approach to improve...

May 5, 2018

Building A Sawmill Where There Are No Trees: A Short Essay On Creative Ways To Incentivize Reforestation

Background: Harvesting forest products to give trees value The idea of cutting down trees as a...