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

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“An Economics of Love” – starts April 15 – Free Intro on April 8

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

Earth Day Picnic – Saturday, April 20

On Saturday, April 20th from 11 am to 3 pm ET, join us for an Earth Day celebration at our Danehy Park Miyawaki Forest.

We will gather at the picnic area of the park right next to the Miyawaki Forest, where we will share information and give tours of the site at 11am and 1pm. Come prepared to observe the biodiversity, learn about eco-restoration, and connect to other community members with a love for the Earth and its regeneration.

Bring your lunch, and bring your kids, family, and friends! RSVP…

Biodiversity Day in Danehy Park – Saturday, May 4

On Saturday, May 4th from 11 am to 3 pm ET, join us as we honor the importance and power of biodiversity through birding tours, pollinator searches, interactive games and art-making for kids, and native plant workshops. Experience sounds of nature and sensory spaces, live music performances, and free resources on native plants and biodiversity from local environmental organizations. This event will take place near the Miyawaki Forest and into the green space towards the Sherman St. entrance.

Co-sponsored by: 

Biodiversity for a Living Climate and Native Plant Community Gardens Project, a Cambridge-based group organizing community-based pollinator…

Living Fences & Living Soil for Environmental Justice

On Thursday, March 28 at 6pm ET, we dived into how agroforestry and eco-restoration initiatives advance environmental justice in frontline communities around the world. Our latest Life Saves the Planet lecture featured John Leary and Pam Agullo of Mother Trees, an organization working on agri-business in Senegal, and Mariama Fatajo of Teja Development, supporting eco-restoration in the Gambia. They shared insights from their experience on how regeneration can support ecological, economic, and communal health.

Watch the recording now!

Across the globe and especially in the global south, eco-restoration projects can…

Biodiversity Deep Dive: Beavers, Wetlands, and Living Shorelines

Starting Wednesday, February 21, Jim Laurie begins his 12 week Biodiversity Deep Dive course. Join us for an exploration of wetlands, shorelines, the water cycle, and the solutions powered by a systems approach to climate.

This course meets every Wednesday, starting February 21 and running through May 8, 2024. Sessions will be held from 12 – 2pm ET and 7 – 9pm ET on Zoom to accommodate students’ schedules. Read more and register now!

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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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