American Forests

American Forests is a world leader in planting trees for environmental restoration, a pioneer in the science and practice of urban forestry, and a primary communicator of the benefits of trees and forests. In addition to information about reforestation projects, this website contains several features that are useful to educators and professionals. A kid's section contains learning materials and classroom activites, downloadable in PDF format. A personal carbon dioxide calculator allows one to determine one's own impact on global warming. For professionals or planners, there is a free trial download of CityGreen 4.0. This GIS application allows modeling of benefits from tree planting, such as reduction in stormwater runoff, energy savings, air quality improvements, and carbon storage.

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Subject: Biology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), General Public, Graduate/Professional
Topics: Biosphere, Human Dimensions/Resources, Climate
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change