International Day of Forests

International Day of Forests

The 21st of March has a lot going for it. It is, after all, the first day of spring here in the northern hemisphere. But since the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/67/200 on December 21, 2012, it is also now recognized as the International Day of Forests. This annual event is intended to…

Tijuca National Park Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Tijuca National Park – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Tijuca National Park is one of the world’s largest urban forests at 39.5 square kilometers. To compare, Vancouver’s Stanley Park is just over 4km2 and New York’s Central Park is 3.4km2. The forest makes up 3.5% of the cities area and contains 42 km of roads and 30 of trails. The park bisects the city…

Local Leadership - Margaret Mead Quote: Never doubt...

Local Leadership: What is it and Can it Change the World?

I plan on talking a lot about leadership and leading and my focus will be on the “local”. In fact, that’s going to be my primary focus for this site. Exploring the concept of local leadership in theory and in practice. To seek out good examples, crack them open and see what makes them work,…