Life Saves the Planet Blog: Agriculture

Agriculture’s relation to climate change is multifaceted. Conventional agriculture contributes significantly to global warming through deforestation, overuse of chemical fertilizers, and unsustainable farming practices that release greenhouse gases. Regenerative agriculture emerges as a solution, focusing on soil health, biodiversity, and natural ecosystems. Practices like Carbon Farming and Holistic Planned Grazing sequester carbon in the soil, reducing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. Transitioning to sustainable agricultural methods is crucial in mitigating climate change, as it not only reduces emissions but can also enhance the land’s capacity to act as a carbon sink.

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…

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…

Carbon Farming: Paying for Results, Not for Data (Soils Are Far Too Important for a Commodities Market!)

At Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, removing carbon from the atmosphere by regenerating ecosystems and restoring biodiversity is our non-profit mission. Supporting farmers, herders and ranchers around the world to work in ways that both sequester carbon in soils and provide major benefits in productivity is a key means to that end. Unfortunately, the resources…

Why everyone – vegetarians and vegans included – should be passionate about Holistic Planned Grazing

Happy New Year! Over the holiday season, I had the luxury of sharing many meals with family and friends, including latkes and apple sauce; Tofurkey and yams; and locally caught shrimp and farm-raised oysters.  In discussing my work, I was asked several times, “But how can you not eat meat and be so passionate about Holistic…