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…

Biodiversity 7: Rewilding Half the Earth to Create a Future We Want

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Biodiversity 7: Rewilding Half the Earth to Create a Future We Want Fall 2022, Wednesdays, October 12 – December 28 12 weekly classes with our staff scientist, Jim Laurie. He will hold two sessions every Wednesday, from 12 – 2 pm ET and 7 – 9 pm ET to accommodate students’ different schedules. The Excitement…

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,…

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…

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 Canada Save 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…

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 staff@bio4climate.org.

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…

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…

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!

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…

National Solutions as National Policy: Code Red Water

This March, Biodiversity for a Livable Climate continues its series of mini-conferences exploring how we can leverage nature’s solutions to shape policy on climate action and resilience. Our fourth installment features global perspectives on the challenges and opportunities to restoring water cycles. View the recording below, and access the chat and related resources, including presentation slides,…

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…

Climate Emotions: The Turbulent Turf of 21st Century Feelings

“Climate Anxiety” has become a widespread theme lately.  As Bio4Climate began planning an event along those lines, I thought of my own anxieties about biodiversity loss and global warming, and wondered how to transform climate distress into a rich, meaningful and adaptive state of mind.  I’m finding that it helps when I embrace rather than…

Nature’s Solutions as National Policy: How Animals Shape Ecosystems

This September, Biodiversity for a Livable Climate continued its series of mini-conferences exploring how we can leverage nature’s solutions to shape policy on climate action and resilience. Our second installment focuses on animals and their crucial role in shaping ecosystems and supporting healthy functioning carbon, water, nutrient, and energy cycles. Watch the video recording here: You…

Climate Is About Far More Than Carbon Dioxide

“We have to do everything we know how to do to address climate change.” – Sir Nicholas Stern But what is “everything we know how to do”? What does “everything” mean? Who are “we”? Until very recently “everything” meant reducing emissions and pulling excess carbon out of the atmosphere. That has slowly begun to change,…

Reflections on Activism

At Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, we believe that everyone has a place in the fight for a livable climate and flourishing future. We were called to this work from different places and for different reasons, but we’re united in our commitment to be stewards of nature, and to work with nature and each other…

Featured Creature (Pacific Salmon)

Spawning Sockeye Salmon (Photo: Earthjustice)

Welcome back to our Featured Creature series, where we share a creature whose evolutionary traits, special role within its ecosystem, or fun facts have captured our attention.  This week we ask, What creatures navigate oceans, climb mountains, feed forests, and motivate us to destroy renewable energy infrastructure? Pacific Salmon, of course! How do salmon find…