Life Saves the Planet Blog: Environmental Justice

Ensuring fair distribution of environmental benefits and burdens, preventing marginalized communities from disproportionate impacts.

Small Forests, Big Benefits – Tuesday June 18

On Tuesday, June 18 at 7pm ET, join us for a comprehensive forum on Miyawaki Forest adoption across the US. Sign up now to register! In this online event, Bio4Climate’s Director of Regenerative Projects, Maya Dutta, will join keynote speaker Douglas Tallamy and three other national leaders to explore how mini-forests of native trees and…

Miyawaki Forest Planting – Extra Installation Date June 12

This Spring, we are planting the first two Miyawaki Forests in Worcester, MA. These dense, biodiverse, native pocket forests will bring cooling, beauty, and resilience to the urban landscape. Join us for one additional planting day at Plumley Village Apartments on Wednesday, June 12 at 3pm. Come ready to get your hands in the soil…

Grow Food, Play Music, Mālama Pono (Take Good Care) – Thursday, April 25, 6pm ET

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

Youth-Powered Climate Justice with Our Children’s Trust – Thursday, April 25 – 12 noon

On Thursday, April 25 at 12:00 noon ET on Zoom, Mat dos Santos and Laura Gehrke of Our Children’s Trust will explain how 16 youth plaintiffs successfully sued the State of Montana to protect their right to a clean and healthful environment, and how youth in six other cases in the U.S. and Canada are…

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…

Blackwaters Film Screening and Discussion – Friday, March 15

Join Bio4Climate community members for the Cambridge screening of a groundbreaking new film, BLACKWATERS – Brotherhood In The Wild. We are proud to co-sponsor this free screening along with other organizations and the hosts at the Greater Boston Chapter of Trout Unlimited. To join our meetup, RSVP here and make sure you register with Trout…

Climate Justice: For People and Planet

Climate change is already here. Severe weather-related events such as more frequent hurricanes, intense droughts, longer wildfire seasons, and devastating floods are evidence of this statement.  However, not all people are experiencing the consequences of the climate crisis equally. All too often, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) are on the frontlines. Due to systemic…