MEDIA

On a national and local level, print and television media have recognized Urban Releaf for it’s accomplishments in the community, as well as, the impact our work is have on a global, environmental level.

NATIONAL

  • Sacbee, January 2017 – Urban Forest Advocates (link)
  • Sierra (Sierra Club’s national magazine), 2016 – “Five Innovative Ways to Give Trees a Hand” (link)
  • Sierra (Sierra Club’s national magazine), 2013 – Kemba Shakur on Urban Reforestation (link)
  • Mesa Refuge, 2013 – “A Place for Writing at the Edge” (link)People Magazine, March 5, 2012 – “She Planted 15,000 Trees” (link)
  • People Magazine – “Heroes Among Us: Kemba Shakur Greens Her Oakland Neighborhood”
  • NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, 2012 – “Making a Difference: From Concrete Jungle to Urban Oasis” (video)
  • NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, 2012 – “Trees Give Immediate Impact”
  • HGTV Curb Appeal

 

LOCAL

  • East Bay Express, 2015 – “New Roots for City Tree” (link)
  • “Planting Trees is a Simple Act” 2014 (video)
  • Oakland Museum of California exhibition “A Walk in the Wild: Continuing John Muir’s Journey,” October 2014 (video)
  • Oakland Local: “Urban Releaf Grows Green Jobs and Shade Trees,” August 2013 (link)
  • San Francisco Bay View, January 2013 – Business of the Month (link)
  • NBC Bay Area Proud, 2013 – “Oakland Woman Transforms City’s Landscape, One Tree At A Time” (link)
  • KTVU Bay Area People, 2013 – “Urban Releaf” (link)
  • Bay Area Monitor, 2012 – “Environmental Justice for All” (link)
  • UC Davis Magazine, Volume 29, Winter 2012 – “A Tree Grows in Oakland” (link)
  • Contra Costa Times, 2012 – “Gauge of Bay Area neighborhood wealth?
  • Look to the trees” (link)
  • CBS Eyewitness News, 2011 – “Lesson’s in Growing Shade”
  • KTVU Channel 2, 2012 “MLK DAY: Holiday volunteer community project in Oakland has important, scientific aspect” (link)
  • UC Berkeley CRS Magazine, 2009 – “Renewal Takes Root”
  • NBA Green Week, 2009 – Warriors Plant a Tree Day (video)
  • SustainLane, 2009 – “Kemba Shakur: Providing Much Needed ‘Releaf’”
  • SustainLane, 2008 – “How Do You Spell Releaf?”
  • Oakland Post – “Oakland ReLeaf On Special Mission”
  • EPA, 2005 – “U.S. EPA honors 37 environmental heroes at Earth Day Ceremony” (link)
  • Oakland Post – “Oakland ReLeaf On Special Mission”
  • The Daily Californian, 2007 – “Co-Opers Provide ‘Releaf’ in Oakland” (link)
  • NBC Bay Area Vista, 2006
  • San Francisco Chronicle, 2005 – “The Jefferson Award: Kemba Shakur, tree planter” (link)
  • KTVU Bay Area People, 2005
  • California Shade, 2004