Planting Trees For Disaster Prevention

Here in eco-conscious Portland I’m constantly talking to people about the link between sustainability and disaster preparedness. 

As the landscape changes, certain areas are becoming more vulnerable to disasters. We at the Red Cross are preparing for this
It’s rarely an easy task. Here’s one example of how the Red Cross is taking action in the crossroads between sustainability and disaster prevention:
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Red Cross is helping to replant trees in this once forest-rich country in a bid to curb floods and landslides worsened by decades of deforestation.

With food production remaining a crucial issue, however, the pressure from farmers to plant crops among the seedlings could threaten the success of the process. The project is supported by the Norwegian Red Cross through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) as part of community-based disaster preparedness work in dozens of ri or grassroots communities.