We Need a New Climate Story

Nature is Climate

Biodiversity loss is not just the result of climate change, it is a primary driver of climate change.  Only solutions that prioritize this web of life will create a truly livable climate for all.

Sue Cameron plants a tree

Restore Nature – Cool the Planet

Only nature has the ability to both cool the planet and lower greenhouse gas levels.  Our planet is already too hot and too dry to maintain a stable climate and support life.  These 4 Climate Keys are interlocking pieces of the cycles we must repair to quickly stop warming and start cooling the planet.

Cool

Healthy ecosystems full of biodiversity create direct cooling effects for our hot planet. More Nature = Less Heat.

Hydrate

Keeping water in the ground supports plants, crops and people. Beavers, insects and microbes are part of the Infiltration Team

Plant

Planting for biodiversity creates healthy ecosystems. Forests sequester carbon and use water vapor to move heat away from the Earth

protect

Indigenous leadership and wisdom can help us. Stop deforestation, industrial ag, mining, and pollution that kill off biodiversity.  

Replace with regenerative practices

Q: What about atmospheric Carbon Dioxide – you know – the greenhouse effect?
A: It’s an important part of the story, but not the whole story.  Learn More.

Who We Are

Bio4Climate Tells the Hidden Stories

For nearly a decade we have looked behind, around, and under the prevailing climate narratives for the missing pieces of the puzzle.  We continue to bring you authors, ecorestoration specialists, and scientists from around the world who explore the interlocking systems that create a livable climate. 

River, nature landscape

Get Involved

Beavers as Wetland Protectors and Climate Heroes – Thursday June 20

On Thursday, June 20 at 6pm ET, join us to learn how one furry critter can help us restore wetlands, protect biodiversity and mitigate both floods and fires.

Brock Dolman and Kate Lundquist will share their insights on beavers’ beneficial role as ecosystem engineers, and lessons from their successful support of a recent state-led Beaver Restoration Program in California. Learn more on the GBH Forum Network page. Register for free to join the event live.

As WATER Institute Co-Directors from the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OAEC),…

Small Forests, Big Benefits – Tuesday June 18

On Tuesday, June 18 at 7pm ET, we participated in a comprehensive forum on Miyawaki Forest adoption across the US. Watch the recording here!

In this online event, Bio4Climate’s Director of Regenerative Projects, Maya Dutta, joined keynote speaker Douglas Tallamy and three other national leaders to explore how mini-forests of native trees and shrubs can help address biodiversity loss, tree inequity, and climate change.

Keynote: Douglas Tallamy Professor, author, and founder of Homegrown National Park

Tallamy’s keynote presentation was followed by…

Healing Our Land & Our Climate! – Starts on July 9

In order to heal our climate, we must FIRST heal our land. In order to heal the land, we must restore the health of the soil and our ecosystems. Join Hart Hagan for this 12 week course on Healing Our Land & Our Climate! from July 9 – September 24. Classes are on Tuesdays and you can attend at either 12 noon or 7 pm ET.

We also invite you to attend one of our free introductory sessions on June 11 or June 25. During…

Grow Food, Play Music, Mālama Pono (Take Good Care) – Thursday, April 25, 6pm ET

On Thursday, April 25 at 6pm ET, Beck Mordini and Jenny Pell held a lively conversation about facing our pretty scary future with integrity, hope, plenty of know-how, and a great sense of humor.  We dove into climate reality, appropriate technologies, skill-building, local food, and neighborhood solutions that will inspire you to jump into your own community-based projects with both feet.  There’s plenty of good news and lots of do, and who knows, maybe the suburbs will save the world. Check out the recording now!

This is the latest installment in our Life Saves the…

“An Economics of Love” – starts April 15

Our economic system’s focus on competition has led to significant destruction. We have an opportunity to create economic systems built on collaboration and love. We can embed incentives of support, health and abundance in our communities and restore ecosystems of natural resources that we need to survive and thrive. Join us for An Economics of Love with Dr. Fred Jennings and find your place in the transition ahead. Classes meet weekly on Mondays from April 15 to July 8 plus a free introductory session is on April 8. All sessions are from 12-1 pm ET. Read more

Transformation in Mexico

Eco Restoration Works

Watch what happens! A degraded landscape in Mexico is transformed by regenerative management. It took only two years (the arrow points to the same tree).

Photos: Cuenca Los Ojos

Tell nature’s climate story, the story of connection and life.

― Beck Mordini

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Through education, policy and outreach, we promote the great potential of inexpensive, low-tech and powerful Nature solutions to the biodiversity and climate crises, and work to inspire urgent action and widespread implementation of many regenerative practices.