This blogging page didn’t start on January 6th, 2006. That’s just when the blogging started. But we started pointing www.ecoworld.net to these new .php pages back in September 2005, so we could have a forum for people to talk about reforesting. If you take a look at our Reforesting Forum you’ll see what we’re referring to.
We had to establish one of our domain extensions on a totally different host because our main website, EcoWorld, which has been on the internet since May 1995, doesn’t support .php, which in turn is necessary to support a forum – or a blog. Someday we’ll move all of EcoWorld to .php, but in the meantime, go to www.ecoworld.net to find the blog, the forums, and the million dollar billboard, and go to either www.ecoworld.com OR www.ecoworld.org to find our main website.
Profitable Reforesting is something we’ve been interested in for a long, long time. The idea, in a nutshell, is that by planting trees not just sustainably (which would be to plant them as fast as you harvest them), but over-sustainably (which would be to plant them faster than you harvest them), you can reverse deforestation, and make money at the same time.
We examine these practices in-depth in our feature articles Profitable Reforesting, From Deforesting to Reforesting, and Cooperative Reforestation, among others.
Today we added a link to this blog on the navigation bar of our main home page, the one that’s been up nearly 11 years. So maybe this blog is new, but our forums have been around on this site before them, and EcoWorld has been around far, far longer. We are truly one of the grandfathers of internet websites, if such a thing is possible.