Join the Transition to a Healthier World
Cooling the Earth isn’t rocket science! But it’s not what most industries and governments are used to doing. That’s why we work so hard to educate the world that nature is the most important healing tool we’ve got. You can help bring this Earth-saving regeneration, already underway on millions of acres, to the forefront of climate action today.
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.
Watch what happens! A degraded Mexican landscape is transformed by excellent management. It took only two years (the arrow points to the same tree).
Developing Food Resilience for Hard Times Ahead
In January, Ridge Shinn and Lynne Pledger joined us to discuss their new book, Grass-Fed Beef for a Post-Pandemic World. While the last few tumultuous years have heightened uncertainties about our food supplies, there’s some good news coming out of the regenerative agriculture movement. Regenerative practices restore degraded land, increase soil productivity, sequester carbon and…<div…
Redesigning Our Communities – Los Angeles
A series of virtual and in-person community eventsin 6 locations in the U.S. and Canada Our latest installment of Redesigning Our Communities for Life After Fossil Fuels took place on Saturday, January 21 with national and local speakers from Los Angeles. Check out the conference program and stay tuned for the recording and for our next event in Cleveland…<div…
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,…<div…
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…<div…
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…<div…
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…<div…
Voices of Water at the UN Water Conference – March 22-24, 2023
We are happy to announce that our friends and colleagues are taking an active part in the first global conference on water. The United Nations Water Conference 2023 begins on March 22 in celebration of World Water Day. Stay tuned to our Instagram and Twitter for live coverage, and read more about the UN Water…<div…
Ecological Economics 2 – Course with Fred Jennings
Starting Monday, April 3, 2023 (with an open preview session on Monday March 27), join us for an insightful excursion into our economic culture and why it is doing us so much harm. Understanding ecological economics will give you a different perspective on on our planetary crises and how alternative social organization can better promote…<div…
Redesigning Our Communities – Cleveland
On Saturday, March 25 at 1pm ET, catch our latest installment of Redesigning Our Communities for Life After Fossil Fuels with national and local speakers from the Greater Cleveland area. It’s time to scale way back, redesign how we’re living and roll up our sleeves to restore our ecosystems, biodiversity and connections with our neighbors. Join in on…<div…
Biodiversity 8: Deepdive Into Symbiosis – March 1, 2023
How has conventional interpretation of Darwin’s survival of the fittest shaped not only our understanding of science and extinction, but also economics and cultural values? Are we genetically doomed to compete with nature and with each other until our species joins the long list of other species headed for extinction? Starting March 1, 2023, join…<div…
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 email@example.com.
Recent Blog Posts
Primates and Peatlands: Restoring Indonesian Ecosystems in the Face of Flooding
Meet Eka Cahyaningrum, restorer of peatlands and advocate for primates. Her work in Indonesia restores wild animal populations and their habitats while uplifting local communities. Her youth-led efforts demonstrate the power of coming together under one goal: to create better living conditions for all living beings, so that we can all thrive. Eka Cahyaningrum, Primate…<div…
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…<div…
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…<div…
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…<div…
Color Palette Testing
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What if I wrote not in bold? Could someone read this?
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.
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.