Articles by Jason Sohigian

About Jason Sohigian (8 Articles)
Jason Sohigian is the deputy director of Armenia Tree Project. He has a master’s in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard. His undergraduate degree is from the Environment, Technology, and Society Program at Clark University with a concentration in Physics. From 1999 to 2004, Jason was editor of the Armenian Weekly.

Get Rooted Tours of ATP’s Karin Nursery Promise to Inspire

WATERTOWN, Mass.—You’ve probably heard that Armenia Tree Project (ATP) has planted nearly 5 million trees over the past 21 years. Tens of thousands more trees are being planted this spring. A young volunteer helps to plant one of the trees grown at ATP’s nursery in Karin Village. What you [more...]

April 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Armenia Bestows Highest Honor on ATP for Green Mission

$3 Million Raised for 20th Anniversary to Advance Tree Planting and Education Programs BOSTON, Mass.—Supporters of the Armenia Tree Project (ATP) turned out in full force this past fall to celebrate the organization’s 20th anniversary in Boston. A crowd of 500 enthusiastic guests young and old [more...]

January 23, 2015 // 3 Comments

What Does the New Global Forest Watch Website Show for Armenia?

Last month’s launch of the Global Forest Watch ( website was big news. Google, World Resources Institute, and a few dozen other partners are part of the effort. The site allows users to monitor deforestation in “near real time.” The big takeaway: global tree cover [more...]

March 22, 2014 // 1 Comment

Letter: Corporate Social Responsibility in Armenia

Dear Editor: Varant Meguerditchian’s Nov. 13 article (“Sharing Ownership of Armenia’s Social Issues”) is an excellent introduction to the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Armenia, and how companies all over the world are paying attention to the economic, [more...]

November 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

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TEDx Yerevan Announces Speakers for ‘Beyond Borders’ Event

TEDx Yerevan has announced the speakers selected for its first by-invitation-only event being held on Sept. 25. The theme of the widely anticipated event is “Beyond Borders” and topics of the 6-12 minute TED Talks will include innovation, technology, education, diaspora, and the arts. The [more...]

September 17, 2010 // 0 Comments

Sohigian: Listening to the Wind of Change: Renewable Energy in Armenia

The Armenian Weekly January 2010 Magazine A 2 kW photovoltaic station assembled and laminated by specialists at the State Engineering University of Armenia was installed on the roof of St. Sarkis Church in Yerevan (Photo source: EU-Armenia Web Portal on Renewable Energy) Armenia relies on a diverse [more...]

January 30, 2010 // 6 Comments

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Toward a New Ethic

Sustainable Development and Armenia’s Environment “The moral argument is that we have a duty to preserve irreplaceable gifts of creation, whereas we have no comparable duty toward transient commercial goods. The economic argument is that any society that depletes its natural capital is bound to [more...]

February 22, 2009 // 0 Comments