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Lowering temperatures on the surface of the Earth is by far the most important thing to do, and we can do it immediately.

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Out of sunlight, water and rock, living systems evolved and created this magnificent Earth.

Civilization is driving it to the brink.

Life can fix it – and you can help!

We are enthralled with our feats of technology (you’re reading this on your cool device, after all), but that doesn’t come close to the enormous power, complexity and subtlety of living systems.

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

Photos: Cuenca Los Ojos


Wholehearted Regeneration at the Cambridge Science Festival

On Thursday, October 6 at 3pm ET, we are joining the Cambridge Science Festival’s climate hub to share insights on ecosystem restoration, urban rewilding, and Miyawaki Forests. Come by for Wholehearted Regeneration: Boosting Communal and Climate Resilience One Pocket Forest at a Time with Maya Dutta, Bio4Climate’s Assistant Director of Regenerative Projects. She will discuss…


Jim Laurie’s Class, Biodiversity 7: Rewilding Half the Earth to Create a Future We Want

Course fee: $240; if you’re on a tight budget, a sliding scale is available at checkout. In Biodiversity 7: Rewilding Half the Earth to Create a Future We Want, Jim Laurie will lead students in examining restorative possibilities such as protecting half the earth, creating mini-forests using the Miyawaki method, and increasing wetlands.  Beginning Wednesday,…


Youth EcoRestorers for Climate

Youth leaders across the globe are advocating for people and the planet in various ways including on-the-ground ecosystem restoration, artivism, and promotion of regenerative agriculture. On September 17, Biodiversity for a Livable Climate hosted three youth leaders from Colombia, the United States, and Brazil to amplify their stories of regeneration and environmental advocacy. Stay tuned…


Redesigning Our Communities for Life After Fossil Fuels

A series of virtual and in-person community eventsin 6 locations in the U.S. and CanadaSave the Date for the next installment: November 12, 2022 from 1 – 5 pm Central Time on Zoom Join in on a community event in Montgomery County, MD, stay tuned for the inaugural webinar recording, and save the date for…


Check out the July 2022 Issue of the Compendium

This July, we released the eleventh edition of our Compendium of Scientific and Practical Findings Supporting Eco-Restoration to Address Global Warming. In this issue we focus on grassland ecosystems and on culture and its role in shaping human relationships to nature. We welcome your interest and comments – please contact us at

Videos to learn from

Take a look at our Introductory Video Playlist. Great collections of videos are available on our Conference Pages. And don’t miss our Life Saves the Planet lecture series on the GBH Forum Network.

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Drying Rivers & Drought: What We Can Do In Massachusetts

This July as Massachusetts, like many other parts of the world, reckoned with serious drought, we held a lecture to explore how we can address drought conditions on a local, regional, and global scale. Check out the recording and related resources here! Drought warnings in Massachusetts are a stark reminder that we are part of…


Rewilding Our Planet: Miyawaki Forest Talk at the Cambridge Public Library

This June, Hannah Lewis visited the Cambridge Public Library to discuss her recent book, Mini-Forest Revolution: Using the Miyawaki Method to Rapidly Rewild the World. Hannah was joined in conversation with Maya Dutta, project manager for the Danehy Park Miyawaki Forest planted in North Cambridge in September 2021. Together, they discussed the Miyawaki Method and…


Amazon Deforestation: Why it matters to us

This April, we hosted EcoRestoration Alliance members Atossa Soltani, Rob de Laet, and moderator Jon Schull for Amazon Deforestation: Why it matters to us. This is an essential discussion on the restoration that can repair this critical system of planetary regulation. If you didn’t catch it live, watch the recording here! The Amazon Rainforest is known…


Introducing the EcoRestoration Alliance

On Monday March 28, our Life Saves the Planet speaker series continued with a panel on Introducing the EcoRestoration Alliance. Members Jon Schull, John D. Liu, Ilse Koehler-Rollefson and Valer Clark introduced the groundbreaking new alliance that aims to advance the global case for regeneration through cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary partnership. Check out the recording and…


Code Red Water: Two Global Perspectives

This March, we held the latest installment in our Nature’s Solutions as National Policy conference series, Code Red Water: Two Global Perspectives. Atossa Soltani and Michal Kravcik discussed how improved water management can support functioning water cycles to meet the needs of living systems and cool the planet. Watch the recording here!

Arctic Meltdown: Why It Matters To Us

Does it seem as though the weather gods have gone crazy lately? It is not your imagination. The question on everyone’s minds is why? And is it related to climate change? In Arctic Meltdown: Why It Matters To Us, Dr. Jennifer Francis explains how increasing extreme weather events are connected with the rapidly warming and…


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What We Do


We’ve held thirteen conferences since 2013 from a wide range of speakers on how to regenerate biodiverse life on Earth. Our speakers are special: they aren’t famous, but in their own creative ways they’ve worked wonders. They are examples of what each of us can do when we’re inspired!


There are so many solutions out there that are virtually invisible when we focus on a model of greenhouse gases and alternative energy. These solutions are available to restore living systems, cool the land and calm the climate. We bring these to you, here.


Our Compendium is a selection of article summaries from the scientific and popular literatures on eco-restoration to address biodiversity loss and climate catastrophe. We bring material of interest from a wide variety of sources into one central publication. Check it out and discover some of the solid science behind nature solutions to biodiversity loss and climate.

Featured Videos

Some of our most widely viewed videos are here. But don’t overlook hidden gems! You’ll see them on our conference pages or you can search by subject or keyword with our website Super Search.

Voices of Water

Voices of Water is a project, led by Jan Lambert, dedicated to the work of innovative hydrologist Michal Kravčík and colleagues, who have developed a new and powerful paradigm for addressing floods, droughts and other disruptions of nature’s water cycles.


We have several years of informative and entertaining newsletters that you are welcome to browse. They include interviews, book reviews, excerpts from our Compendium and past event announcements. Sign up for our newsletter list at the end of this page.

Recent Blog Posts

Redesigning Our Communities for Life After Fossil Fuels

by Louise Mitchell, Biodiversity for a Livable ClimateSeptember 28, 2022 Biodiversity for a Livable Climate (Bio4Climate) has partnered with the Post Carbon Institute and PCI Fellow Richard Heinberg to bring you a series of virtual and in-person community events in 6 locations in the U.S. and Canada. This conference series combines the expertise of a…


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Environmental Activism and the Search for Purpose

By Carlos Mdemu Social Media, Writing, and Online Outreach Intern Since 2011, I have been working in the field of environmental and solid waste management. At the beginning of my journey, I remember visiting one of the famous local markets in Dar es Salaam for a community cleanup. The local market, in terms of waste management…


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Using the Miyawaki Method to Rapidly Rewild our Communities

Bulu mini-forest in Cameroon after 19 months; Photo: Agborkang Godfred Hannah Lewis, Compendium Editor for Biodiversity for a Liveable Climate and freelance writer The Miyawaki Method The Miyawaki Method is a way to grow natural, mature forests in a couple of decades rather than a couple of centuries. You do this by observing what happens…


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Our Underrated Climate Ally: The Small Water Cycle

Cabezon Peak after rain, Photo by John Fowler (CC BY 2.0) Although climate change is a global issue, it can and must be addressed locally. Our overall climate is shifting drastically, but local climates are also changing, and they don’t always get the same amount of attention. Local climates change when the environment is drastically…


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What You Do

Along with the speakers from our Blessed Unrest conference, you are part of an historic transition.

Hang out with us for a while, learn more, teach us, be inspired, inspire us!

Our most serious problems have their root causes in a dying biosphere. And people around the world have decades of experience bringing the Earth back to life.

Let’s do it!