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Urban Forestry Initiative (UFI)


Why we do what we do

It's no secret the Earth is getting warmer. Poor stewardship and ineffective regulation have left our planet's ecosystem on the brink of collapse.

For decades, many have simply accepted that contaminated air and water were the cost of living in a "modern society." Efforts by climate activists and environmentalists have long been met with pushback. The end result is the familiar, scorching concrete jungle found in most large cities.

While things may certainly seem bleak at the moment, all is not lost. Across the world, countries are instituting policies and making pledges to help battle climate change.

However, while this is hopeful news, the reality is that many of these changes will only help to slow the rise of CO2 emissions...not eliminate them.  Furthermore, in an effort to distinguish themselves from their peers, many large corporations have begun making pledges of "net-zero emissions." A myriad of companies surfaced to meet this demand. An entire industry has been built on the trading of esoteric carbon credits.

Additionally, the United States Department of Energy has already invested over $1.2 billion developing "giant vacuums that suck carbon out of the air." Even private citizens: well-meaning philanthropists like Richard Branson have pledged 8 figure rewards to someone who can accomplish this feat.  We certainly won't be holding our breaths.

Thankfully, we already have a resource working around the clock to eliminate carbon from the atmosphere. Our trees. The least we can do is be good custodians of this valuable resource Missouri has been blessed with. 

Welcome to UFI! We are passionate about urban forest reclamation and dedicated to making a positive impact on the environment. Our team of environmentalists is committed to preserving and restoring green spaces in urban areas. With our innovative solutions and sustainable practices, we aim to create a greener and healthier future for all. Join us in our mission and together, let's make a difference!

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