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Urban and Suburban Carbon Farming to Reverse Global Warming
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Our partners support us and in many instances are doing similar work. We share logos and links, and we ask our partners to announce the conference on their websites, Facebook pages and in newsletters.  Our sponsors work with us as partners do, but they also contribute financially.  We invite broad participation from constituencies around the world; our partnership and sponsorship guidelines are here.  For further information, please contact staff@bio4climate.org.


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Green Cambridge works to create a more sustainable Cambridge, and to protect the environment for the health and safety of all. It is currently working on several projects including advocating for net-zero fossil fuel energy buildings, promoting food waste composting, promoting local renewable energy, working with DPW to increase recycling by Cambridge businesses, and many others.


The Climate Action Business Association’s mission is to help solve the climate crisis by organizing local small business leaders to be more effective advocates for climate change mitigation and adaptation within our communities, at the business, local, state, regional, national and international levels.

11th hour project

The 11th Hour Project, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation, promotes a fuller understanding of the impact of human activity within the web of interdependent living systems. We connect organizations with good information on how to develop a more responsible relationship with the world’s water, energy, and food resources.

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The Organic Consumers Association is an online and grassroots non-profit addressing crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children’s health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and other key topics. OCA is the only organization in the US focused exclusively on promoting the views and interests of the nation’s estimated 50 million organic and socially responsible consumers.


The mission of Nutiva Foundation is to nurture people and planet by supporting the advancement of healthy communities and ecologically sustainable agriculture.


Cambridge Naturals was founded in 1974 to provide the best choices in nutritional supplements, clean body care products and organic foods. It is committed to sourcing products locally, organically, and ethically via fair trade and direct trade channels, and to donating a portion of its profits to social and environmental organizations that impact the local community.


Irving House is a B&B where energy efficiency and environmental responsibility  have always been core values. In 2005 Irving House joined the EPA’s Energy Star program and was awarded their Energy Star for our performance in 2006. As technologies for best environmental practices evolve, we continue to find new ways to lighten our footprint while maintaining a high level of services to our guests.


Quinton Zondervan is an environmental activist, a successful biotech entrepreneur and an award-winning software engineer. In addition to his work as Executive Director at the Climate Action Business Association, he serves as  president of Green Cambridge, a non-profit organization that promotes energy conservation, recycling and other sustainability initiatives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  He holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT and two bachelor’s degrees in the fields of mathematics and computer science from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.



International Year of Soils The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is implementing the IYS 2015.  Its specific objectives of the IYS 2015 are to raise full awareness among civil society and decision makers about the profound importance of soil for human life; educate the public about the crucial role soil plays in food security, climate change adaptation and mitigation, essential ecosystem services, poverty alleviation and sustainable development; support effective policies and actions for the sustainable management and protection of soil resources; promote investment in sustainable soil management activities to develop and maintain healthy soils for different land users and population groups; strengthen initiatives in connection with the SDG process (Sustainable Development Goals) and Post-2015 agenda; advocate for rapid capacity enhancement for soil information collection and monitoring at all levels (global, regional and national).

The Bionutrient Food Association is a national association of voting members who agree to uphold the mission of the organization and advocate for vital soils, nourishing food and healthy people.


The Institute for Sustainability and Post-Carbon Education (ISPE) at Bristol Community College educates the community on the impacts of fossil fuel declines in industrial society and the processes that foster post-carbon sustainability.

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The Cambridge Green Schools Initiative (CGSI) was launched in September 2011, and is run out of the school department’s Office for Sustainability. The program involves environmental initiatives across the district in the categories of Products, Food, Energy, Waste, and Greenspace. 

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The Cannondale Cambridge store is a  customer-centered shop on Mass. Ave. near Harvard Square catering to all ages and rider skills.  They promote urban cycling and commuting to move towards a friendlier and sustainable city.


The Ecological Landscape Alliance advocates for responsible stewardship of land and natural resources in landscaping and horticultural practices.

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The goal of Friends of Alewife Reservation (FAR) is to preserve the Alewife Urban Wild in Cambridge, Massachusetts FAR into the Future. FAR provides opportunities for explorations in forest and Wilderness therapy, forest walks, bird habitat and birding, wild flowers and plants, education at all levels, outdoor recreation, cleaner air, nature drawing, small river floodplain forest dynamics, and carbon sequestration.


The Global Coral Reef Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to growing, protecting and managing the most threatened of all marine ecosystems—coral reefs. Founded in 1990, GCRA is a coalition of volunteer scientists, divers, environmentalists and other individuals and organizations, committed to coral reef preservation and restoration.


The Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions is a statewide non-profit whose members are local conservation commissions, individuals, businesses, and organizations that support protecting wetlands, open space, and biological diversity. MACC’s mission is to protect Massachusetts natural resources by supporting conservation commissions through education and advocacy.


The Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN) is a statewide organization that coordinates the work of locally organized groups across Massachusetts fighting the climate crisis. We have a large and vigorous community of 46 chapters located in a fifth of the state’s communities, hundreds of members and supporters who communicate, network, and share information related to climate action.


The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture  is a federal agency that works hand-in-hand with the people of Massachusetts to improve and protect their soil, water and other natural resources. For decades, private landowners have voluntarily worked with NRCS specialists to prevent erosion, improve water quality and promote sustainable agriculture.


Planet-TECH Associates is a visionary-thinking incubator dedicated to a regenerative future. We investigate trends and innovations to determine compelling opportunities for municipalities, community foundations, government analysts and other stakeholders. 

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Shared Harvest CSA  is a multiple-farm winter Community-Supported Agriculture enterprise located in Arlington, Massachusetts.  Shared Harvest connects local, small-scale farmers with people who wish to eat well off-season while supporting local family farms. 


Somerville Climate Action (SCA) is a grass-roots collaborative working for a safe and stable climate while helping to build a resilient, just, and sustainable community. We are focused on transitioning from fossil fuel dependence, ecological degradation, economic instability and social disconnection to low carbon lifestyles, ecosystem restoration, a local living economy and a vital close-knit community.

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