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Taking Root Partners with Thermotech Combustion! (5/12/2017) - A powerful link is made between an industrial combustion specialist and a tree planting organization May 4th 2017, Montreal It’s not every day that a tree planting organization partners with an industrial combustion specialist, but that’s exactly why this partnership is so powerful. Too often, non-profit development organizations try to reinvent the wheel as opposed... Read More
Taking Root Feature on CBC We Are Canada Taking Root takes it all the way to prime time television! (4/18/2017) - We are very excited to announce that on Sunday, April 23rd at 7pm Taking Root was featured in a 20-minute segment of a new CBC series We Are Canada, produced by Ken Dryden in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The six-part series follows a dozen young Canadian leaders whose work is shaping and defining the future... Read More
Taking Root Wood Crafts Taking Root Wood Crafts now on shelves in Vancouver’s Beyond Bread (3/23/2017) - Taking Root is very proud to announce that our very own wood crafts are now available in local Vancouver retailer Beyond Bread. From serving boards to serving spoons, these crafts are made of trees sustainably harvested from Taking Root’s reforestation program. The most important part of this achievement is that the sale of these crafts... Read More
katerva award Taking Root Selected as a Finalist for Katerva Award (2/7/2017) - Taking Root has been selected as a finalist for the Katerva Award in the Economy category for a sustainable and disruptive innovation. Katerva was designed to unite people and technology that were paramount to catalyzing and supporting scalable sustainable innovations. The Katerva Award is said to be the pinnacle of global sustainability recognition. From behaviour change to materials... Read More
Future Proofing Coffee Agroforestry: From Rust to Resilience (12/12/2016) - Taking Root launches project to help farmer’s plant new coffee agro-forests As temperatures rise due to climate change, the amount of land suitable for coffee production worldwide is shrinking. The warmer climate at lower elevations that used to be suitable for coffee production becomes increasingly less productive and thus suitable coffee areas migrate farther up... Read More
Four Reasons Behind Taking Root’s Most Successful Planting Season (11/28/2016) - Our co-founder, Kahlil Baker spent the past three weeks in Nicaragua witnessing the most successful planting season in Taking Root’s history. Below, Kahlil highlights four reasons leading to this outcome. 1. Number of New Families Joined One of the biggest reasons behind the success of this season was the large number of new families who... Read More
Reflecting on Taking Root’s Last 7 years of Growth (10/31/2016) - David Baumann Transition from Staff to Board of Directors I started working at Taking Root in 2008 during it’s infancy. The staff was a ragtag group, consisting of three recently graduated Canadian students and two Nicaraguans. We had little professional experience, and only nascent business savvy. What we lacked in experience, we made up in... Read More
wood, trees, platter Closing the loop – Sequestered carbon becomes exportable consumer products (8/29/2016) -   The first international exports from Taking Root’s Nicaraguan community forest enterprise have arrived in the European marketplace. From our earliest days at Taking Root we set out to show smallholder farmers could be mobilised to reliably grow significant quantities of trees and sequester carbon for the long term. Not only did we have to mobilize... Read More
Taking Root Selected Among Top Socially Responsible Designs (7/12/2016) - July 12, 2016 – Taking Root has been selected as a 2016 Finalist in the Fuller Challenge, a prestigious competition that provides the “Socially-Responsible Design’s Highest Award”. Each year since 2007, the Buckminster Fuller Institute invites scientists, designers, architects, activists, entrepreneurs, artists and planners from all over the world to submit their innovative solutions to... Read More
Taking Root Earns the Rainforest Alliance Verified Mark for its Community and Environment Benefits (6/5/2016) - We are happy to announce that Rainforest Alliance has just provided independent verification of Taking Root’s full compliance with the Plan Vivo Standards. This is great news for Taking Root – it tells the marketplace that it can trust Taking Root’s program and its carbon offsets. Last fall, Rainforest Alliance conducted an extensive independent audit... Read More
Making Green Charcoal in Nicaragua (5/10/2016) - Diaries of an Industrial Combustion Specialist My wife and I fell in love with Nicaragua. And after spending four winters there, we decided that we wanted to do more to support development in this vibrant Central American country. I recently retired after a 40-year career in industrial combustion, so naturally I wanted to find a place... Read More
Five ways reforestation helps farmers adapt to global warming (4/7/2016) - Taking Root’s reforestation model is designed to mitigate climate change, but did you know that it is also designed to help farmers adapt to climate change? Since farmers earn their livelihoods from agriculture and raising livestock – one of the primary drivers of deforestation – building forest cover is normally at odds with improved livelihoods.... Read More
How Taking Root advances the UN’s complex agenda for sustainable development through one coordinated approach (2/9/2016) - In September 2015, the United Nations announced its commitment to 17 Sustainable Development Goals as part of its ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Described by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as a “to-do list for people and the planet”, the 17 goals mark an important departure from an earlier sustainable development strategy focused narrowly... Read More
‘Carbon insetting’ – how companies can fight climate change while strengthening their value chain (11/14/2015) - New study reveals how Taking Root’s reforestation program can create measurable social benefits for smallholder farmers Nicaragua’s worst drought in recent history has led many organizations in the dairy and meat industry to consider their vulnerability to climate change. Action and investment at the organizational level is needed to manage the risk to both value,... Read More
Grégoire Rousseau takes on president’s role at Taking Root (10/14/2015) - Taking Root’s new president is a man with a mission. “I believe in our work and I want to see more of it,” says Jean-Benoît (J.B.) Grégoire Rousseau, who switched chairs from director-at-large to Taking Root’s board president earlier this summer. Grégoire Rousseau describes the switch as “more continuation than change” because board leadership at... Read More
What does the Pope’s new climate change doctrine mean for the secular world? (8/26/2015) - The Vancouver Sun newspaper has published a new op-ed article by Taking Root’s Executive Director, Kahlil Baker.
Taking Root Taking Root Wins Monitoring Award from Rainforest Alliance’s Eco-Index (8/26/2015) - The Rainforest Alliance’s Eco-Index honoured Taking Root with the award for best monitoring and evaluation this summer. Rainforest Alliance launched Eco-Index in 2001 to provide the conservation community with an easily accessible vehicle to share project data and reports, lessons learned, and best practices. If you have ever been a part of turning sustainability concepts... Read More
Planting Season Update (7/29/2015) - This year Taking Root is working with 30 new farming families. These families, with the help of hundreds of their local community members, will plant over 350,000 trees covering 220 hectares of land; that is equivalent to reforesting 308 soccer fields! Trees planted this year will absorb some 65,000 tonnes of CO2 throughout their lifetime... Read More
Celebrating 5 Years of Being CO2 Responsible (7/16/2015) - Santropol, a leading Montreal-based organic and fair trade certified coffee roaster, is celebrating 5 years of being CO2 Responsible. CO2 Responsible is Taking Root’s flagship program that helps companies take responsibility for their carbon footprint. The CO2 Responsible seal on Santropol’s packaging represents their commitment to the environment; they have gone through a rigorous evaluation process... Read More
Seed Collection: growing income opportunities (4/29/2015) - Every year Taking Root creates an additional source of income for hundreds of families in Nicaragua by paying famers and their families for seeds they collect as part of the closed loop model of the project. The key to successful land restoration is to create income opportunities at every stage of the process. In preparation for... Read More
Changes to the Taking Root Team (3/12/2015) - It is with both sadness and excitement that we announce the departure of Brooke van Mossel-Forrester as our Business Development and Communications Director. Brooke is leaving us to begin a new journey as a mother. Taking Root is very focused on building healthy communities, which are deeply rooted in families and mothers. Thus we are... Read More
Celebrating our millionth tree and the end of another season! (10/3/2014) - The 2014 planting season is now coming to a close – and what a season it has been! This year has been a great learning experience for Taking Root. Seasonal climate challenges were more significant in the Limay region than usual, emphasizing the critical importance of both the work we do and the additional income... Read More
Sustainable harvest of forest products (4/21/2014) - Taking Root’s social reforestation program design recognizes how much carbon is present at the forest landscape level, not just within individual trees. While perhaps counterintuitive, selectively harvesting trees actually creates room for the remaining trees to grow bigger, sequestering more carbon over time. These harvests also provide a sustainable source of income from forest products... Read More
Building A Sawmill Where There Are No Trees: A Short Essay On Creative Ways To Incentivize Reforestation (4/21/2014) - By Kahlil Baker Kahlil Baker is the Executive Director and Co-founder of Taking Root. He oversees all aspects of forest operations, including complying with rigorous international forest carbon standards, developing forest inventory and carbon accounting methodologies, and supervising the operational team. Kahlil also develops international partnerships to help promote the project. In addition to his... Read More
2014 planting season begins (3/4/2014) - A new season has begun, and pre-planting activities are well under way in Nicaragua. This year marks a very big landmark for Taking Root. This coming summer, we will work with communities in Nicaragua to plant our millionth tree! However there is much to be done before the trees are planted, and our team is... Read More
2014 planting season begins (2/21/2014) - A new season has begun, and pre-planting activities are well under way in Nicaragua. This year marks a very big landmark for Taking Root. This coming summer, we will work with communities in Nicaragua to plant our millionth tree! However there is much to be done before the trees are planted, and our team is... Read More
La saison de reboisement 2014 commence (2/21/2014) - Une nouvelle saison est commencée et les préparatifs pour la plantation d’arbres vont bon train au Nicaragua. Cette année marque une étape très importante pour EnRacine. Nous travaillerons cet été avec des communautés au Nicaragua afin de planter notre millionième arbre! Il reste toutefois encore beaucoup à faire avant de planter des arbres, et notre... Read More
Taking Root Board Member search (1/23/2014) - Taking Root is looking to recruit new members to its Board of Directors. The ‘Senior Level Profile’ will help guide the strategic direction of the organization and build new relationships with the objective of expanding and diversifying revenue. The ‘Canadian Business Development Profile’ will help the organization build new relationships with Canadian businesses with the... Read More
Taking Root video links social reforestation to tackling poverty and climate change (1/23/2014) - Taking Root is proud to launch a brand new video on its social reforestation program in Central America. This promotional and informative video shows how our daily actions contribute to climate change, yet social reforestation can help absorb CO2 while providing important socio-economic benefits for smallholder farmers. Since 2007, the organization has successfully partnered with... Read More
Recherche d’un membre pour le Conseil d’Administration d’EnRacine (1/22/2014) - EnRacine est à la recherche de deux membres pour son Conseil d’Administration (CA).Le rôle d’un « Profile Sénior » est de guider la direction stratégique de l’organisme et d’établir de nouvelles relations afin de développer et diversifier les sources de revenus.Le rôle d’un « Profil développement des affaires au Canada » est d’établir de nouvelles relations afin de... Read More
Taking Root Board Member search (1/22/2014) - Taking Root is looking to recruit new members to its Board of Directors. The ‘Senior Level Profile’ will help guide the strategic direction of the organization and build new relationships with the objective of expanding and diversifying revenue. The ‘Canadian Business Development Profile’ will help the organization build new relationships with Canadian businesses with the... Read More
Taking Root video links social reforestation to tackling poverty and climate change (1/15/2014) - Taking Root is proud to launch a brand new video on its social reforestation program in Central America. This promotional and informative video shows how our daily actions contribute to climate change, yet social reforestation can help absorb CO2 while providing important socio-economic benefits for smallholder farmers. Since 2007, the organization has successfully partnered with... Read More
Green Carbon Conference logo The rise of Climate Smart Agriculture – a solution to Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils (12/10/2013) - The following article was written by Marie-Laure Dewit, an Agricultural Economist at the European Conservation Agriculture Federation (ECAF), and was republished with permission from the author. The article was originally published to promote the upcoming Green Carbon Conference, taking place from 2-3 April 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. Since the middle of the 20th century, global... Read More
2013 monitoring and annual report approved (12/3/2013) - Taking Root’s annual report to the Plan Vivo Foundation has been submitted and approved on schedule. This report gives the details on the 2013 planting season, as well as the monitoring results for the 2013 plots. Plan Vivo has requested the issuance of our 2013 carbon offsets from the Markit Environmental Registry. Annual monitoring involves... Read More
Project expansion to Somoto, Nicaragua (11/12/2013) - To accommodate for the growing demand for our community based offsets, this coming year Taking Root is expanding our project boundary to include the neighbouring municipality of Somoto. Located to the north of our current project area, Somoto is very similar to San Juan de Limay in terms of climate and culture. This expansion means... Read More
Project expansion to Somoto, Nicaragua (11/12/2013) - To accommodate for the growing demand for our community based offsets, this coming year Taking Root is expanding our project boundary to include the neighbouring municipality of Somoto. Located to the north of our current project area, Somoto is very similar to San Juan de Limay in terms of climate and culture.This expansion means we... Read More
Expansion du projet jusqu’à Somoto, Nicaragua (11/12/2013) - Afin de répondre à la demande croissante pour nos crédits carbone communautaires, nous étendrons les limites du projet jusqu’à la municipalité voisine de Somoto au cours de l’année à venir. Située au nord de la zone actuelle couverte par notre projet, Somoto est très semblable à San Juan de Limay en ce qui a trait... Read More
Executive Director Kahlil Baker receives Canada World Youth Leadership Award (11/7/2013) - This week, Canada World Youth celebrates the achievements of youth with the unveiling of the 2013 CWY Leadership Awards recipients. Taking Root Executive Director and co-founder, Kahlil Baker, received an award in the Youth Innovation Award category. Kenyan Samuel Wakangu (Outstanding Overseas CWY Alumni Award) and Jennifer Martin (Outstanding Canadian CWY Alumni Award) received their... Read More
Community mural tells project’s story (10/31/2013) - There is a rich history of story telling through murals in Nicaragua, depicting significant socio-political events on the sides of buildings in practically every town and city. A local artist from San Juan de Limay was recently invited to paint the story of our Limay reforestation project on the outside of our headquarters. This beautiful... Read More
Collecting seeds for 2014 (10/28/2013) - As the 2014 planting cycle begins, our project team is now collecting seeds for our community nurseries. Between now and February, we expect to purchase around a metric tonne of seeds (as heavy as a small car) directly from families in neighbouring communities, with a total value of around $17,000. This is a significant contribution... Read More
Update: Biochar pilot project (9/3/2013) - Now as the trees grow, the medium- and long-term planning for the project is moving along. Various pilot projects are now in place to establish additional long-term socio-economic benefits for project participants.One such pilot project in place looks at how biochar can improve seedling growth and crop yield. Biochar is essentially charcoal created through heating... Read More
Story: Seeing the project first hand (9/3/2013) - Brooke van Mossel-Forrester is Taking Root’s Business Development and Communications Director, and a co-founder of the organization. She contributes this story: —- This past June, I had the privilege of joining our Executive-Director Kahlil Baker in San Juan de Limay to visit the project and take part in the planting activities. It had been over... Read More
Story: Seeing the project first hand (9/3/2013) - Brooke van Mossel-Forrester is Taking Root’s Business Development and Communications Director, and a co-founder of the organization. She contributes this story: This past June, I had the privilege of joining our Executive-Director Kahlil Baker in San Juan de Limay to visit the project and take part in the planting activities. It had been over 5... Read More
Récit : Voir le projet de ses propres yeux (9/3/2013) - Brooke van Mossel-Forrester est la Directrice du développement des affaires et des communications, et un cofondatrice d’EnRacine. Elle a partagé cette histoire :—- En juin dernier, j’ai eu le privilège d’accompagner notre directeur général, Kahlil Baker, à San Juan de Limay pour visiter le projet et prendre part aux activités de plantation. Il y avait... Read More
Staff Profile: Elsa Gonzales (9/3/2013) - One particularly remarkable woman in the community is the Office Manager and Head Community Technician, Elsa Gonzales. Elsa is an engineer in agricultural production systems, living in San Juan de Limay. She works directly with participating subsistence farmers, helping to ensure the success of their reforestation efforts. She also manages the other community technicians, ensuring... Read More
Making a socio-economic impact (9/3/2013) - A key aspect of our social reforestation project is the socio-economic impact it has on participating communities. With each planting season, more and more of the regions’ residents get involved, not just directly as participating farmers, but also indirectly as nursery staff and planters. This has brought considerable benefits to participating communities, in a region... Read More
2013 planting season comes to a close (9/3/2013) - The 2013 planting season has now coming to a close. It’s been a very busy year this year – our biggest planting season yet! It feels like only a few weeks ago we were gearing up for the season to begin, and now 112 farmers in San Juan de Limay have already planted over 418,000... Read More
Phil Logo Joining forces with Phil Communications in the fight against climate change (8/26/2013) - Taking Root is a proud to announce the next phase of its exciting carbon offset program called CO2 Responsible (CO2R), which enables local businesses to contribute to developing social reforestation projects in collaboration with small-scale farmers in Nicaragua. Activities are funded through the sale of third-party verified carbon offsets to businesses and individuals around the... Read More
Jiffy Pellet pilot project update (6/12/2013) - Things have been really busy in Limay as our project technicians are busy with the planting season! We’d like to share some of the outcomes of our Jiffy Pellet pilot project so far. In the past few months the Taking Root team has recognized that the time required for our project technicians to check-up on... Read More
New member elected to Taking Root Board of Directors (6/11/2013) - Taking Root is pleased to welcome a new member to its Board of Directors. At its Annual General Meeting in May, members unanimously elected Jean-Benoît Grégoire Rousseau, who had been serving as a member of the Board of Advisors for the past year. Jean-Benoît Grégoire Rousseau is an Associate in the Montreal office of McKinsey... Read More
Taking Root leverages crowdfunding to create documentary on benefits of social reforestation (6/6/2013) - While maybe not a term you’ve heard before, social reforestation is a way of using trees to restore ecosystems, tackle climate change and improve livelihoods of some of the world’s poorest farmers. This is the mission of Montreal-based non-profit Taking Root, who has just launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com to explain social reforestation and... Read More
Improving wood-burning cookstoves (4/23/2013) - When addressing important challenges related to deforestation in Limay, Nicaragua, it is essential Taking Root considers the interdependence of people and forests. Challenge: The impacts of using fuelwood for cooking Above: A traditional stove uses much fuelwood and releases a great deal of smoke into the air. Within the entire municipality of San Juan de... Read More
Participant Profile: Maria Elisa Blandon (4/10/2013) - The following story is from Maria Elisa Blandon, a participating farmer in the community of La Grecia (Nicaragua). In 2010, a community technician came to our small town and asked if we were interested in joining a forest plantation project with native trees in our area. At first it was hard for me to believe... Read More
A brief history of land-use in Limay (4/2/2013) - With this short update, we hope to provide you with a brief understanding of the history of land use and land cover in the municipality of San Juan de Limay, where Taking Root’s reforestation project is based. The landscape of the project area has changed drastically over the past century. Once blanketed in forest with... Read More
A brief history of land-use in Limay (4/2/2013) - With this short update, we hope to provide you with a brief understanding of the history of land use and land cover in the municipality of San Juan de Limay, where Taking Root’s reforestation project is based. The landscape of the project area has changed drastically over the past century. Once blanketed in forest with... Read More
Building nurseries and testing new methods (3/6/2013) - As each new planting season begins, there is much to do in Limay, Nicaragua. Now that all the participating farming families have been recruited and our seeds have been collected, our community technicians are now working with 2013 participants to build nurseries for all of those new seedlings. Approximately 1 metric tonne of seeds have... Read More
Fencing has arrived! (2/20/2013) - Recently, a big truck came by the Taking Root office in Limay to drop of a very large load of fencing. This fencing is important for the project because, come planting season, the new seedlings will seem very tempting for wandering cattle. So, the farmers will use it to build strong fences around their plantation... Read More
About our Silvopastoral planting method (2/15/2013) - When planting trees with local farmers in Limay, Nicaragua, Taking Root uses three different reforestation methods: Mixed-Species plantation, Boundary planting and Silvopastoral planting. The Silvopastoral method involves planting improved pasture combined with the tree species Caesalpinia velutina, Swietenia humilis and Bombacopsis quinata at regular intervals throughout pasturelands. As with our other reforestation methods, we have... Read More
Selection of tree species to preserve and restore biodiversity (2/1/2013) - In developing our reforestation project in Limay, Nicaragua, one of Taking Root’s core aims is to use reforestation to help restore ecosystems. Central to this are the preservation of biodiversity and the restoration of endangered tree species.So, it’s very important that we use native tree species in our reforestation. Foreign species can often be invasive... Read More
About our Boundary Planting method (1/29/2013) - When planting trees with local farmers in San Juan de Limay, Nicaragua, Taking Root uses three different reforestation methods: Mixed-Species plantation, Boundary planting and Silvopastoral planting. Boundary planting is often referred to as living fences or barrier planting because it involves planting trees along all types of boundaries. These can be the edges of property,... Read More
About our Mixed Species Plantation method (1/21/2013) - When planting trees with local farmers in San Juan de Limay, Nicaragua, Taking Root uses three different reforestation methods: Mixed-Species plantation, Boundary planting and Silvopastoral planting. Farmers who use the Mixed Species Plantation method plant and intensively manage a multi-purposed mixed species forest on their own land. We have worked with the community to specifically... Read More
Collecting native tree seeds (1/7/2013) - From November to April, Taking Root’s community technicians collect the seeds required for the coming year’s nurseries. These seeds are retrieved from local farmers to ensure the trees are well adapted to the region. Due to the increased scale of the project, which covers the entire municipality of Limay, 485.8 square kilometers, the technicians must... Read More
Recruitment: Building connections with farmers for next year (12/10/2012) - Taking Root’s reforestation project in Limay, Nicaragua, is a community-based initiative that collaborates with small-scale farming families to reforest underutilized portions of their land in exchange for payments for ecosystem services. The Limay project follows an annual cycle that corresponds with the seasonal changes in the region. The 2012 planting season has come to a... Read More
NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice joins CO2 Responsible (5/29/2012) - Montreal – Taking Root is pleased to announce the newest participant to join its recently launched CO2 Responsible initiative. Alexandre Boulerice, NPD MP of Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, and his team are leading the way for other MPs by working with Taking Root to quantify and offset their office activities and related transportation for 2011. Their carbon... Read More
A visit to Limay (5/29/2012) - Last December, Taking Root had the pleasure of working with Hanna Hodel, a volunteer from Germany who found out about our organization and was able to dedicate some time helping out while she was in Montreal. In the new year, Hanna travelled to Nicaragua to teach English and decided it would be a good opportunity... Read More
Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie Livre d’or: The Counsel pays tribute to Taking Root (5/22/2012) - The Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie borough has honoured Taking Root and its Co-Executive Director and Co-Founder, Samuel Gervais, at the Borough Council meeting on 7 May 2012, inviting him to become a notable signatory of the ‘Livre d’Or’. [youtube height=”360″ width=”640″]http://youtu.be/chkOwSvKolM[/youtube]   “From its offices on rue Saint-Hubert, Taking Root emanates throughout the world and has sown... Read More
Taking Root launches CO2 Responsible kit (1/24/2012) -   Above: CO2 Responsible emblem, signage and microsite Taking Root has launched CO2 Responsible, a communications kit to help businesses promote their decision to better manage and offset their carbon footprints.The first businesses to make their products CO2 Responsible are Santropol Coffee (Montreal, Quebec) and Bean North Coffee Roasting Company Ltd. (Whitehorse, Yukon). “Our clients... Read More
Taking Root partners with Zetika (1/20/2012) - Taking Root is pleased to announce its recent partnership with Zetika, a social enterprise that promotes responsible consumption. With this new partnership, Taking Root will offset the carbon footprint of Zetika and its online eco-friendly store, ZetiBoutik. Zetika will also help sell Taking Root’s carbon offsets and tree sponsorships through its store. Zetika unites its... Read More
Taking Root becomes Cascades’ partner of choice for carbon offsets (1/16/2012) - In its move to attain total transparency by 2012, Cascades has identified Taking Root as its partner of choice for offsetting the carbon emissions of its events. For the past several years, Cascades has worked with Taking Root to offset carbon emissions resulting from its corporate events. There are several other offsetters in Canada, USA... Read More
Cascades logo Taking Root is Cascades’ carbon offset partner of choice (1/16/2012) - In its move to attain total transparency by 2012, Cascades has identified Taking Root as its partner of choice for offsetting the carbon emissions of its events. For the past several years, Cascades has worked with Taking Root to offset carbon emissions resulting from its corporate events. There are several other offsetters in Canada, USA... Read More
Taking Root featured by L’actualité and Radio Canada (12/12/2011) - Taking Root is pleased to be featured in the January 2012 edition of L’actualité, the widest-read magazine in Quebec. On page 36 you’ll find an article by Monique Grégoire on Taking Root and the carbon market. This edition hit the stores on 9 December 2011, so make sure to get yourself a copy before they... Read More
Cegep environmental internship in Nicaragua a success (9/22/2011) - From 30 May to 15 June 2011, a group of eight students and two professors from Cégep André-Laurendeau (Montreal, Canada) completed an internship in Nicaragua in collaboration with Taking Root, whose mission is to aid Nicaraguan families manage their natural resources in a more sustainable manner. This internship allowed the participants to attain three objectives:... Read More
Taking Root launches new logo (5/2/2011) - Just in time for the 2011 planting season to start, Taking Root is pleased to launch its new logo. Now over four years since the original logo was designed, this new logo reflects the organization’s immense growth from a small seedling to a mature tree. Designed in 2007, the original logo demonstrated the youth and... Read More
A new season begins (12/21/2010) - At Taking Root, we have officially finished our first season of planting!  We are now getting ready for 2011 in which we plan to expand the amount of land to be reforested by three-fold, an ambitious yet feasible goal.  We will soon have details on the amount of land and the producers that we will... Read More
2010 Planting Season is a success! (9/13/2010) - In the early summer months of this year, the producers in our project planted the trees for the season. Despite the heavy rains, they were able to plant the lands that they had left aside for the project. In total, between the 19 participants, their families and help from the local community, they were able... Read More
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Shedding light on the carbon market (4/8/2010) - Taking Root, a young and vibrant Montreal-based enterprise, is inviting you to explore this emerging market, its origins, its dynamics and its possibilities. Discover how Taking Root established itself in this market, developing a truly sustainable product, profitable to the environment, the clients and the participating communities. Attend two presentations, network on a terrace with... Read More
2009 planting season a success (8/2/2009) - The Taking Root 2009 planting season was completed with great success. In the remote municipality of San Juan de Limay, Nicaragua, we worked with a small team of Canadian volunteers to help establish six small forest plantations with six different amazing families. Although it was hard work, it gave us an opportunity to develop great... Read More
Taking Root goes to Nicaragua (6/29/2009) - This June, Taking Root will make its second official trip to Nicaragua! This year five voluntary representatives will visit with the 2009 lead community in San Juan de Limay to plant over 5000 trees with participating community members and representatives from our Nicaraguan partner, FEDICAMP. [see a map] For more information, please contact us: info[at]takingroot.org... Read More