CANOPY BLOG

New post (at least!) every first and third Monday.

Sustainable Holiday Tips from the Canopy Team

December 18, 2020

The holidays are often viewed as a time of abundance. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Pancha Ganapati, another cultural or religious tradition, or nothing, you have likely seen photos of intricately decorated homes, piles of gifts, and spreads of […]

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Learning Outdoors: A Ticket to Healthier and Happier Children

August 14, 2020

Another Look at Indoor Learning

The age-old lament that – kids these days don’t spend as much time outside as they used to – has suddenly become more real than ever. With public health safety mandates to shelter at home, and […]

Meet Edgar Echevarria, Canopy’s Community Forestry Manager

April 8, 2020

Join us in welcoming Edgar Echevarria to the Canopy team!

Edgar is Canopy’s new Community Forestry Manager. He spent several years working at Our City Forest and has amassed a wealth of knowledge about trees and nonprofit management. He is excited […]

Appreciating Nature’s Reciprocity

March 25, 2020

“Between a human and a tree is the breath.
We are each other’s air.”
– Margaret Bates

When we step outside and take a breath, we are accepting the gift of oxygen from the trees and plants around us. As we exhale, we […]

Breathe with the Trees

March 23, 2020

Your environment can have a direct effect on your stress levels. Your body expresses stress physically in many different ways. Some signs of stress in the body are increased blood pressure, heart rate, and muscle tension. 

Did you know that being […]

Meet Vanessa Wyns, Canopy’s Environmental Educator

December 5, 2019

We’re excited to welcome Vanessa Wyns to the Canopy team!

Vanessa is Canopy’s new Environmental Educator. She has taught environmental education across the world and is now bringing her enthusiasm for teaching youth about nature to Canopy. We asked Vanessa to […]

Meet Maya Briones, Canopy’s Community Forestry Coordinator

June 11, 2019

We’re so happy to welcome Maya Briones to the Canopy team!

Maya is Canopy’s new Community Forestry Coordinator. She brings to the team a background in environmental research, planning, and habitat restoration. We asked Maya to share a bit about herself:

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Staff Spotlight: Jack Dorsey

May 15, 2019

Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey started working at Canopy in 2017 as the Urban Forester Intern, and since then has become the full-time Tree Care and Youth Programs Coordinator. Jack spends his days out in the field checking on Canopy trees, and […]

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