DR. BENJAMIN BURTON
Dr. Ben Burton has been a life-long advocate for those in need, especially children, the environment, and animals. He has long been a pioneer and proponent for our ecosystem and environmental sustainability, and within the past 5 years, his focus has been on protecting rare and endangered flora and fauna species native to North America.
As the Founder of Restore Native Plants, he and his team have protected 200+ acres of land in Northern New Jersey and have restored these tracts of land to provide safe havens for local wildlife by planting almost 40,000 native plants. Additionally, he created his own rare native plant propagation facility in conjunction with many renowned environmentalists, sponsored the creation of the “Dr. Ben Burton Native Plant Garden” at Teaneck Creek Conservancy as a learning center for schools, scout groups, and homeowners, and is the receipt of the Bergen County Audubon Society Advocacy Award and the recipient of the Environmental Excellence Award from The Teaneck Creek Conservancy. He has extended this environmental initiative to children from inner cities and the most vulnerable in our society, bringing them hands-on planting programs, while encouraging plant-based diets. Ben also writes and publishes books to aid in the emotional and social development of children by using the innate wisdom and calmness of an animal’s nervous system as a guide. All profits from book sales are donated to no-kill animal shelters.
Ben volunteers his time as an Executive Board Member for several non-profit groups in the tri-state area.