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

On Thursday, April 25 at 6pm ET, join Beck Mordini and Jenny Pell for a lively conversation about facing our pretty scary future with integrity, hope, plenty of know-how, and a great sense of humor.  We’ll dive into climate reality, appropriate technologies, skill-building, local food, and neighborhood solutions that will inspire you to jump into your…

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…

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…

Intact ecosystems stabilize climate.

The more we disturb intact ecosystems, the less stable the climate that we have. Do we have systematic evidence-based resources to prove how natural ecosystems stabilize climate? Yes, we do! It would be helpful for science communicators and policymakers to have a resource with systematized evidence. For example:Primary forests have higher resilience against droughts than…

Biodiversity Deep Dive Course: Transformation to a Holistic Perspective – September 20, 2023

Biodiversity Deep Dive Course: Transformation to a Holistic Perspective – September 20, 2023 Are you ready to transform your understanding of how life on the planet works and how we can play a role? Join us as we follow the transformation of two leading writers and thinkers to a deeper understanding of natural systems, our…

The NS wildfires are not ‘natural’ disasters: climate change, forest management, and human folly are all to blame

Four forestry specialists offer their views on how to reduce the wildfire risks. The Wildfire story that no one is talking about.  The media is full of stories about the causes and cures for the massive forest fires raging around the world.  Those fires have finally hit close to the Bio4Climate home in New England…

Sweet in Tooth and Claw

In December, author Kristin Ohlson and restoration ecologist Jim Laurie shared their wisdom in Sweet In Tooth And Claw: Cooperation And Generosity In The Natural World. They discussed Ohlson’s latest book, in which she explores the way symbiotic relationships between individuals and species fundamentally shapes our planet. In contrast to narratives of competition and dominance,…

A New Generation of Change-Makers Reclaiming Ancestral Wisdom

We were honored to host Jess Alvarez-Parfrey, Nathan Lou, and William Wildcat (Coakí) for an exploration of ancestral connections, and transformative opportunities to nurture a truly regenerative, just, joyful, and climate resilient future. Bringing together diverse cultural backgrounds, skills, and experiences, our panel of practitioners shared their stories, and perspectives the theme of “regeneration” as…

No Trees, No Rain: How Plants Move Water, Weather – And Cool the World

Droughts and flash floods are becoming a new normal in our warming world. What changed? Our landscapes are losing water as people alter the environment, cut trees, drain wetlands, and use chemicals that destroy the soil. And we’re feeling the heat. On October 21, we hosted Anastassia Makarieva, Jan Pokorny, Andrei Nefiodov, and Jon Schull…

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. Check out…

Compendium Vol. 11, Grasslands

How do grassland ecosystems affect climate and biodiversity? In this issue we examine the science, the restoration and the culture around grasslands. Dive into the eleventh edition of our Compendium of Scientific and Practical Findings Supporting Eco-Restoration to Address Global Warming. We welcome your interest and comments – please contact us at staff@bio4climate.org.

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…

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,…

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…