Public policy & advocacy
Our work in the greening movement has been so successful at grassroots and community levels that we now see an increasing need to broaden our horizons. We are actively growing our advocacy voice at the state and national levels. Through our established presence in Dover, we continue towards building relationships with policy makers and department secretaries alike. It is an exciting time, as our work with the Alliance for Community trees has recently brought us into the national policy making arena and has united us with other environmental groups looking to green our world.
Alliance for Community Trees (ACT)
The Alliance for Community Trees is a national umbrella for urban forestry groups, bringing best practices forward, example programs from around the country, partnerships and potential funding sources. The ACT Public Policy Committee advocates for legislation that would be helpful to urban forest initiatives nationwide.The Alliance for Community Trees considers TheDCH one of most effective organizations in the country and praises our advocacy on urban forestry legislation.
Diamond State Environmental Coalition
The Diamond State Environmental Coalition is currently composed of the Delaware Center for Horticulture, Delaware Nature Society, Delaware Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, Coalition for Climate Change Study and Action, Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club, and Citizens for Clean Power. The coalition’s goals include encouraging the U.S. Senate to act on comprehensive climate and energy legislation. By focusing our efforts as a state wide initiative we hope to effectively help conserve natural resources and combat climate change.
Volunteers represent TheDCH at a variety of community outreach events throughout the year.