Young environmentalist helps to save the planet by charting religious landholdings

United Nations Environment Programme
April 3, 2024

Molly Burhans’ belief in using land for environmental good dates back to her late teens when some of her friends occupied an abandoned home in Buffalo, New York. The struggling city in the “Rust Belt” of the United States of America had experienced decades of decline. Once thriving streets were haunted by abandoned mansions and empty warehouses.

But where others saw urban blight Burhans, an environmentalist and cartographer, saw opportunity. She helped renovate the derelict home and experimented with guerrilla gardening, bringing neglected patches of earth back to life.

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