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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.

Transformation
in Mexico

Watch what happens! A degraded Mexican landscape is transformed by excellent management. It took only two years (the arrow points to the same tree).

Photos: Cuenca Los Ojos

Events

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Dear Reader,

If we were Wikipedia, we’d tell you how many articles you’ve read this year. We’d ask for a humble $3, or what you could spare, and tell you how many people ignore those asks. We might even tell you, gently of course, how many times we’ve interrupted your scrolling to request your help. We might tell you how many people use Wikipedia in a year, and probably neglect to mention how many of those searches are on Exploding Trousers, Turkey Bowling, or Pluto’s planetary status. But we’re not Wikipedia! 

We’re Bio4Climate, where we offer a particular kind of resource – the information and solutions that can cool the planet and save the world. At the very least, ecosystem restoration benefits real communities and countless organisms, boosting soil health, supporting biodiversity, restoring water cycles, sequestering carbon, increasing nutrition and immune health, providing food security and economic livelihood, buffering extreme weather events, and cooling the climate in years, not decades. These are the steps we need to take and the plans we need to make for the good of all of us today, and for our fellow Earth inhabitants for years to come. Take part with us in making it happen by giving what you can to support our conferences, classes, lectures, projects, partnerships, research and more that advance the regeneration we so greatly need. 

Announcements

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,…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Color Palette Testing

Here are five colors okay?

five okay colors Here are (https://coolors.co/ffffff-5c6f18-dbd229-fb8160-f53614)

What if I wrote not in bold? Could someone read this?

What We Do

Conferences

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!

Solutions

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.

Compendium

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.

Featured Videos

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.

Newsletters

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.

What You Do

Along with the speakers from our Blessed Unrest conference, you are part of a historic transition.

Hang out with us for a while, learn more, teach us, be inspired, inspire us!

Our most serious problems have their root causes in a dying biosphere. And people around the world have decades of experience bringing the Earth back to life.

Let’s do it!