How urban microforests will revolutionize the fight for our climate | Edwina Robinson | TEDxCanberra


Edwina Robinson and a group of volunteers from across Canberra, Australia have been leading the charge to establish microforests across the city, in response to the devastating 2019 bushfires. Her work is demonstrating how these simple additions to urban life can help cool the landscape, enhance local biodiversity, and build community connections. In this talk, Edwina takes us through her remarkable achievement as well as how we can all become architects of urban microforests in our own home cities. Edwina Robinson’s mission is to empower people to plant the planet. In 2020-21, she created Canberra’s first urban community micro-forest – a dense pocket of native vegetation which has transformed a dusty, weedy park in Downer into a thriving forest and nature play space. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


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