ALL ABOUT B CORPS

ALL ABOUT B CORPS

First things first. What is a B Corp? As B Lab, the organization behind the certification says, “B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.”

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THE MAJESTIC GHETTO PALM, A.K.A. TREE OF HEAVEN

THE MAJESTIC GHETTO PALM, A.K.A. TREE OF HEAVEN

There are trees busting through the nature-squelching asphalt of my neighbor's courtyard. When I walk to work, I see one growing right out of a sewer grate where one week prior there wasn’t even the faintest sign of life. They're everywhere in NYC, and seem to come from nowhere. They're all the same type of impossibly tough tree: the Tree of Heaven, a.k.a. ghetto palm, or as botany nerds would tell us, Ailanthus altissima.

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