Posts Tagged ‘Dig It documentary’

Trees, Bicycles and Building Community

People are really hungry for genuine experiences of community that bring people together that they feel connect them to their neighbors.

- Paul Freedman, Founder, Rock the Bike

Part 5 of our Dig It documentary highlights the positive impacts of tree planting beyond health and environmental benefits; when trees grow, so does a sense of community.

Another good for community / good for the environment tool is also featured in this Dig It segment: the bicycle.  Meet the founder of Rock the Bike, an organization created to help “bike people” spread enthusiasm and awareness for the environmental, health and cultural benefits of bicycles.

Dig It is a Timberland documentary focused on the positive impacts of tree planting and featuring community planting projects in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City.  To watch the Dig It documentary in its entirety and to learn more about Timberland’s tree planting commitments and projects, click here.

Converging ‘Odd-Looking Tribes’ for Sustainable Change

The latest installment from our Dig It documentary focuses on the notion of convergence and the powerful positive impact that can be achieved by seemingly dissimilar “tribes” (as Timberland CEO Jeff Swartz calls them) that are committed to a common environmental cause:

The Dig It documentary was created to highlight the impact and importance of reforestation, as illustrated through tree-planting efforts in several cities across the United States. To view the Dig It documentary in its entirety, visit the Dig It page of our website, or email us at digitthefilm@timberland.com to receive your own DVD copy.

Trees Build Communities

It’s a great community center. People have said to me, “We walk past each other on the street for years and never even said hello and now through this garden we know each other.”  There’s a sense of community and belonging and caring about the livelihood of the neighborhood.

Hannah Riseley White
New York Restoration Project

From inside the leafy green borders of a community garden in Spanish Harlem, New York, the following excerpt from our Dig It documentary examines the critical social and cultural benefits trees provide — positively impacting public health, safety and quality of life.

The Dig It documentary was created to highlight the impact and importance of reforestation, as illustrated through tree-planting efforts in several cities across the United States.  To view the Dig It documentary in its entirety, visit the Dig It page of our website, or email us at digitthefilm@timberland.com to receive your own DVD copy.

Dig It, Part 1

“On this side of the house, it’s like 100 degrees for me.
If we could get some trees out here, I might be outside just playing.”

- Young resident of the William Meade Homes, Los Angeles, CA

Part 1 of our Dig It documentary highlights the social and health impacts of living in a community that’s void of trees … and the efforts of volunteers and activists alike who are determined to be part of a solution to the climate change problem.

You can learn more about the Dig it documentary and view additional footage from the film in the Dig It section of our website.

Dig It

What happens when citizens, musicians, organizations, corporations and governments come together as one to solve environmental problems?  Dig It, a Timberland documentary, tells the story:

Revolving around tree planting actions and beautification efforts in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Dig It focuses on the economic, health and safety impacts of tree planting (and the impacts of NOT having trees) and features passionate perspective on the issue of climate change from such diverse advocates as musician Stone Gossard, climate documentarian James Balog and Timberland’s own Jeff Swartz.  Dig It is directed by acclaimed photographer and film maker Danny Clinch.

We’ll be featuring parts of the Dig it documentary here on the Bootmakers Blog in weeks to come; to view the film in its entirety and to learn more about Timberland’s tree planting commitment and projects, click here.