A New York Times Op-Ed written by W&W report authors David Foster, Director of Harvard Forest, and Brian Donahue, Professor at Brandeis University, suggests we can store carbon in both forests and cities as a means to tackle climate change. They, along with co-author Frank Lowenstein of the New England Forestry Foundation, a W&W partner, argue for the protection of forests from development, improved forest managment practices, and the use of sustainably harvested wood instead of concrete and steel to build tall buildings.
The article, which calls out the Wildlands and Woodlands vision, was written with contributions from Highstead Conservationist and W&W report author Spencer Meyer.
Read the New York Times op-ed: Let’s Fill Our Cities with Taller, Wooden Buildings
Learn more about New England Forestry Foundation’s regional work on forest management standards and local wood buildings
Learn more about land protection and forest managment at Harvard Forest
(Photo of Common Ground High School in New Haven, CT, by David Sundberg)