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Remembering Urban Cummings

March 6, 2024

On Saturday, February 24, 2024, Canopy lost a friend and champion. 

Urban Cummings, a long-time volunteer, former Canopy Board Member, and dear friend, passed away after a fearless and enthusiastic life well-lived. In his passing, the Canopy community finds great joy […]

Black History Month: Be Part of the Solution

February 7, 2024

English Translation:

As we enter Black History Month, we want to acknowledge and celebrate the countless contributions and advancements Black Americans have made to environmental advocacy and conservation. Recognizing the obstacles faced by Black individuals in the environmental field is an […]

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How to protect your trees during a major rainstorm

January 5, 2024

When it rains, it pours! After 2023 winter rainstorms and heavy wind devasted the Bay Area’s trees, Canopy is encouraging Midpeninsula residents to brush up on emergency preparedness while maintaining the health of their trees. Extreme weather, such as these recent […]

The Great Christmas Tree Debate

October 18, 2023

Sustainable Christmas trees: Is there a right answer?

A decade or two ago, the prevailing belief among green-conscious consumers was that an artificial Christmas tree was a better alternative to cutting down a live tree.

Today we know that artificial trees, many […]

Meet Ally Bell, Canopy’s new Education Director

September 19, 2023

Allison “Ally” Bell (she/her) joined the Canopy team in September 2023 as Education Director. We asked Ally a few questions to get to know her better.

What were you up to before joining Canopy?

Ally Bell

Ally: I grew up in Florida and […]

It Takes a Village: A Message from Kammy Lo

September 1, 2023

From the desk of Interim Executive Director Kammy Lo:

Dear friends,

Serving the Canopy community in the role of Interim Executive Director has been one of the greatest honors and privileges of my career, and I am very grateful for everyone who […]

Canopy Welcomes New Board Members

August 25, 2023

Canopy is delighted to welcome four new members to our Board of Directors — Mar Y Sol Alvarado, Philip Jonas, Peying Lee, and Jose Talavera. Representing various communities served by Canopy’s programs and a wealth of unique skills and perspectives, […]

Lily Heidger: Canopy’s first AmeriCorps VISTA member

August 22, 2023

In 2021 Canopy was approached to partner with Stanford, Saint Mary’s College of California (SMC), and AmeriCorps VISTA for a multi-year initiative strengthening partnerships between higher education and non-profit organizations and creating positive social change in Bay Area communities. At […]

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