Restoring ecosystems stores carbon and reverses climate change. There are a number of approaches applicable to different ecosystems, and we will be adding articles to this page as we go. All of these methods can show remarkable results.
Restoring Water Cycles to Cool the Biosphere. View the videos from our Fall 2015 conference at Tufts University and learn more about how easy, low-tech regeneration of local water cycles can reverse global warming and change the world.
The Global Opportunity for Capturing Atmospheric Carbon through Soil Regeneration — learn about the major potential sinks for carbon and the potential each has to take CO2 out of the atmosphere
Remineralization of Soil with Rock Dust — learn how nutrient deficiencies in soil can be addressed with rock dust, and the subsequent benefits for soil organic matter
Climate Restoration Solutions – Leave it to Beavers! – — learn how beavers can help restore wetlands, which have one of the greatest potentials to sequester carbon
Climate Restoration Solutions – Soil Carbon Cowboys — learn how 3 ranchers moved away from chemically-based ranching to “holistic management” and increased the soil carbon content and water holding capabilities of their pastures
Greening Degraded Soils to Reverse Global Warming and Feed the World – learn about some methods that can be used to reverse desertification and help bring land back to health
Healthy Soils Can Help Reverse Global Warming – learn what has been done to restore soils in some places around the world
Restoration Agriculture – learn what agriculture can look like when you work with Nature
Biochar is a special charcoal product made from the slow burning of vegetable matter in a very low-oxygen environment in a special stove using a process called pyrolysis. This may be done on a small, local scale by individuals and families for cooking, or on an industrial scale for production of biofuels, and for many other purposes. The end product, biochar, is almost pure carbon, and buried in the soils provides many benefits for biodiversity and plant, soil health and human health. And it stores carbon captured from the atmosphere for hundreds or thousands of years, thus addressing global warming. Also take a look at How Biochar Helps the Soil.
Depaving unnecessary impervious surfaces for improved stormwater management, soil-carbon capture – and esthetics!
Depaving in an urban environment (Somerville, Massachusetts) to recreate healthy soils. Carbon dioxide, along with water, is the basic and primary building block of plants. Now that the asphalt is gone, all the carbon you see as leaves, flowers and roots is carbon that’s no longer polluting the atmosphere and causing a greenhouse effect.