Bluebird Monitoring with Charlotte Xu

In this interview hosted by Abby Abrahamson, Charlotte Xu, a senior from New Jersey, discusses her involvement with the Roots & Shoots National Youth Leadership Council – a program of the Jane Goodall Institute. Charlotte discusses her involvement with Roots & Shoots her bluebird monitoring project. Last summer, Charlotte started a group called “Light as…

Regenerative Agriculture with Ed Huling

This talk with Ed Huling, a U.S.-based organic farmer, introduces the concept of nutrient density and the impact of soil health on nutrient-dense food. Ed also describes the farming and forestry systems that he developed using restoration practices. Lastly, this talk also touches upon the benefits of regenerative agriculture and gardening when it comes to…

Bioregional Food Systems with Hannah McDonald

This presentation, given by Hannah McDonald from NOFA/Mass and the Western MA Regenerative Food System, touches upon the state of our materials economy, how investing in food systems sets the stage for systems change, and why it’s important to have a bioregional focus. Recorded at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, the event concluded with…

The Roots of Regenerative Solutions with Karen Washington

This talk is a Q&A with activist Karen Washington. She touches upon the history of regenerative/nature-based climate solutions that are more widely adopted today by a variety of communities, but have historically been developed by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities and cultures. This talk also addresses actions the BIPOC community is taking…

Biology’s Role in Sustaining the Planet with Ridge Shinn

This talk, given by Ridge Shinn of Big Picture Beef, introduces the essential functions that livestock provide to maintain healthy ecosystems and contribute to maintaining a stable climate. Ridge Shinn founded Big Picture Beef in 2016. His work with cattle stretches back to his twenties when he was herdsman for a dairy farm, but for…

Soil vs Dirt with Fred Magdoff

In this talk, Fred Magdoff, Professor Emeritus of Plant and Soil Science at the University of Vermont, describes the difference between nutrient- and life-depleted soil and nutrient dense, carbon-capturing, and water-storing soil. Fred Magdoff’s research was on ecologically sound ways to improve soil fertility, especially focusing on the critical role of soil organic matter. He…

Arctic Meltdown: Why It Matters To Us

Dr. Jennifer Francis, an atmospheric scientist studying Arctic weather and climate, explains how increasing extreme weather events are connected with the rapidly warming and melting Arctic during recent decades. Dr. Francis is joined in conversation by Dr. Heather Goldstone, journalist and scientist overseeing Woodwell Climate Research Center’s communications. The two discuss the evidence that suggests…

Ronnie Cummins: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Accomplishments

Over the past two decades, environmental activist Ronnie Cummins has served as director of US and international campaigns dealing with sustainable agriculture issues including food safety, genetic engineering, factory farming, and global warming. In this talk Cummins focuses on what individuals and small groups have done and continue to accomplish in these realms. Cummins also…

Roland Bunch: Improving Food Security Of Smallholder Farmers

Increasingly frequent droughts are destroying food production levels in the more drought-prone half of sub-Saharan Africa. Although most people have attributed this gathering crisis to climate change, about 80 percent of the cause of the droughts is that fallowing – a process of allowing the forest to grow for fifteen years or more to replace…

Precious Phiri: Building Community During Confusion And Uncertainty

Precious Phiri grew up in Zimbabwe and discusses her evolution as a trainer in Holistic Management and community facilitation. Her work focuses on working with rural communities and collaborating with networks in Africa to reduce poverty, rebuild soils, and restore food and water security for people, livestock and wildlife – and most recently, to address…

Ridge Shinn: The Environmental Benefits Of Grass Fed Beef

Grass-fed beef producers in the U.S. have begun a movement to restore soils and stabilize the climate with a fundamentally different approach called regenerative grazing. This method builds on nature’s own system of pulling carbon from the air and storing it in the soil. Sixty million buffalo lived on the Great Plains at one time.…

Sven Pihl: Edible Landscaping

Edible landscaping is the use of food-producing plants in the residential and public landscape. It combines fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers, along with functional ornamental plants into aesthetically pleasing designs. Edible landscaping offers an alternative to conventional residential landscapes; edible plants can be just as attractive while producing fruits and…

Alfred Brownell: How Liberians Fought Big Palm Oil To Protect Their Lands

Liberian environmental activist Alfred Lahai Gbabai Brownell Sr. tells the story of how indigenous peoples, local communities and environmental rights activists came together to halt the work of the world’s largest oil palm companies, who were responsible for causing deforestation and accelerating climate change in West Africa. This talk is part of our Life Saves…

Judith Schwartz & Ben Goldfarb: Reindeer, Beaver, And Healing Nature With Nature

Our natural systems are under great stress. However, nature’s inclination is toward healing, and we can work with the logic of ecology to restore landscapes and waterways. Biodiversity for a Livable Climate hosts authors Judith D. Schwartz and Ben Goldfarb as they talk about regenerating landscapes—and the pivotal role of animals in earth healing. Judith’s…

Tim LaSalle: Cure For An Ailing World

Tim LaSalle, a depth psychologist and former CEO of the Rodale Institute, has long followed the innovative work in the regenerative agriculture movement, a farming practice based on greatly improving the soil’s biome to achieve a healthy biodiversity and greater food nutrient density while eliminating the need for soil augmentation, artificial or otherwise. As writer…

Didi Pershouse: The Ecology of Care

Didi Pershouse is the founder of the Center for Sustainable Medicine and has developed a practice and theoretical framework for systems-based ecological medicine—restoring health to people as well as the social and ecological systems around them. In her work she connects the dots between soil health and public health, and the role of beneficial microorganisms…

Dr. Anamarija Frankic: Healthy Oysters for Healthy Oceans and Climate

Globally, oyster habitats are the most degraded habitats among coastal systems, with the loss of 99% in the last 150 years. These 350 million years old keystone species and their habitats are at the brink of total collapse from industrial harvesting and pollution of coastal areas. Today scientists understand the ecological value of oyster habitats…

Vijay Kumar & Didi Pershouse: The Remarkable Success Of India’s Natural Farming Movement

Learn about a movement that grew from over 40,000 farmers in 2016 to almost 800,000 farmers in 2020 in one of the driest states in India. This work has been successful in part because of a community supported approach where women-run self help groups are in charge of operations. Vijay Kumar, advisor to the government…

Mike Hands & Rattan Lal: An Amazing Agroforestry Story

The Inga Foundation’s founder and director Mike Hands has been working to halt the destruction of rainforests from slash and burn agriculture for over 20 years. An experienced tropical ecologist and scientific researcher, Mike divides his time between his farm in Cornwall, UK, and the Inga Foundation’s Land for Life program in Honduras. Now in…

Doug Zook & David Morimoto: Sample “Wows” From Biosphere History

We are last minute arrivals to the region of the Earth where life can be found and thrives: the biosphere. The 3.8 billion year history of the Earth shows to this day that life — particularly microbial — has been the consistent major contributor to building features of the biosphere, giving us rocky landscapes, myriad…

Dawn Knickerbocker & Juan D. Martinez: Indigenous Wisdom and the Power of Place

Native American and Indigenous people model economic and social exchanges on reciprocity and relationships in all systems. Centering this and other Indigenous wisdom has led to significant and meaningful contributions to the advancement of conservation, protection, and environmental justice, especially in the lives of youth. Dawn Knickerbocker belongs to the Anishinaabe people, is a citizen…

Fred Tutman: Decolonizing Environmental Thought

Committed environmentalist Fred Tutman brings his front line experience on conservation issues to this discussion of the existential threats to our planet from multiple sources. As more people join movements aimed at greening the planet, what notions must they learn to discard about the environment that are founded upon capitalism, racism and classism? By first…

Greenagers: Youth in Environmental Conservation

We interviewed Will Conklin, Director of Greenagers, to learn more about his organization. Greenagers aims to engage youth “in meaningful work in environmental conservation, sustainable farming and natural resource management.” Learn more at greenagers.org Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Connect with usFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/bio4climateTwitter:…

Climate Emotions: Facing the Storm Together

A panel discussion hosted by Biodiversity for a Livable Climate (@bio4climate) on the vast scope of climate-related emotions from anxiety and fear to hopefulness. Panelists include:1. Abby Abrahamson, College Outreach Coordinator for Bio4Climate2. Yvonne Cuaresma, Founder of https://www.theclimatejournalproject.com/3. Adam Sacks, Executive Director of Bio4ClimateWith moderator Maya Dutta, Outreach and Operations Manager for Bio4ClimateAnd commentator psychiatrist…

Maya Dutta & Paula Phipps: Miyawaki Forest

Learn about the Miyawaki forest we planted in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Miyawaki method was invented by Dr. Akira Miyawaki, a Japanese botanist, and it involves planting native species in urban areas. View the slideshow, created in collaboration with SUGi, here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OfVy4DJfG9P_vMnxCzAL5F_Ndu807JcX/view Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem…

Joseph Hunt, Dee Woods & Andrew Revkin: What Did COP26 Miss?

We turn our attention to the Glasgow COP26 summit, debriefing the action (or inaction) that took place. How much are leaders paying attention to, investing in, and supporting the many community led solutions of fighting climate change by protecting and restoring ecosystems? This panel discussion featured professor Joseph Michael Hunt, community food advocate Dee Woods,…

Kachana Station: A Home for Donkey-led Restoration

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ In this interview hosted by Tania Roa, Chris Henggeler explains the holistic management practices occurring in Kachana Station, a landscape in northwestern Australia. Chris emphasizes the interconnectedness of humans across the globe, and our interconnectedness with other species.…

Carl Safina, Fred Provenza & Tania Roa: How Animals Shape Ecosystems

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ A panel discussion among author and ecologist Carl Safina, professor and author Fred Provenza, and wildlife advocate and writer Tania Roa. An insightful conversation on the interconnections between wild and domestic animal welfare, and a criticism of perspectives…

Dr. Arian Wallach on Changing the Field of Wildlife Conservation

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ In this interview hosted by Tania Roa, Dr. Arian Wallach discusses the importance of the wild donkey herd living in Kachana Station, a holistically managed landscape in northwestern Australia in a region called the Kimberley. Dr. Wallach discusses…

Climate Change Demonstration

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ A demonstration organized by Extinction Rebellion outside of the Boston Globe to urge the news company to improve its coverage of the climate crisis. Learn more about Extinction Rebellion here: https://rebellion.global/Read the Boston Globe here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/ April 17,…

Walter Jehne, Vijay Kumar & Rep. Chellie Pingree: Nature’s Solutions as National Policy

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ A panel discussion among Walter Jehne, Climate and Soil Scientist; Vijay Kumar, government advisor for the Andhra Pradesh Community Managed Natural Farming Movement; and Chellie Pingree, Congresswoman from Maine and organic farmer. A remarkable look at the potential…

Call Story: Adam Sacks

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Adam Sacks, Executive Director of Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, shares his call to action to work with life for a thriving Earth. #climatestories #climatesolutions #earth

Chico Thanks Our Donors!

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Chico, our Social Media Coordinator Tania Roa’s dog (Maltese Poodle) thanks our supporters for their generous donations. We at Bio4Climate appreciate all of you! #maltese #poodle #dog

Biodiversity for a Livable Climate’s 2020 Highlights

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Snippets from Biodiversity for a Livable Climate’s 2020 conferences with music and presentations on climate change and natural solutions to the climate crisis. #climatechange #climatesolutions #climateorganization

Call Story: Nick Rabb

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Sunrise Movement activist Nick Rabb tells us about what led him to the climate movement. #climate #youthleaders #climateactivist

Call Story: Manjulika Das

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Manjulika Das describes her explorations with Bio4Climate on the path to eco-restoration for a healthy climate. #climateleader #climatechange #ecorestoration

Call Story: Hannah Lewis

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Hannah Lewis is Biodiversity for a Livable Climate’s Compendium editor (https://bio4climate.org/resources/compendium). She explains why this work is important to her and why she feels called to do it. #climate #climatesolutions #biodiversity

Call stories: Reverend Dele, Adam, Paula, Terican & Laure

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Reverend Dele: Climate Reality Leader and spiritual directorAdam Sacks: Executive Director of Biodiversity for a Livable ClimatePaula Phipps: Associate Director of Biodiversity for a Livable Climate Those of us on this campaign have different stories to tell about how…

Stolen Election 2000 – A warning for Election 2020

Filmed in 2001, it’s a discussion of the 2000 election. You’ll hear a critique by renowned prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi of the outrageous Supreme Court decision in Bush v. Gore, and a walkthrough of the blatant and widespread official electoral fraud in Florida by ace investigative report Greg Palast.

Claire Hedberg, Nick Rabb, and John Burkhardt: New Movements Workshop

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Workshop with Claire Hedberg (Zero Hour), Nick Rabb (Sunrise Movement), and John Burkhardt (Extinction Rebellion) This workshop follow’s the panel’s presentation “New Movements” Presented at Blessed Unrest conference via online, extending across weekends in April & May of…

Professor George Scarlett introduction for Blessed Unrest conference

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Professor George Scarlett introduces speakers Steve Weinberg, Cynthia Contie , Christopher Haines, Claire Hedberg (Zero Hour), Nick Rabb (Sunrise Movement), John Burkhardt (Extinction Rebellion). Presented at Blessed Unrest conference via online, extending across weekends in April & May…

Steve Weinberg and Cynthia Contie: Eco-Municipalities

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Eco-Municipalities – a walk through a world-wide movement of communities undergoing systemic sustainable transformation. We will share the story of how these Eco-Municipalities evolved starting in the country of Sweden and how Eco-Municipalities use a powerful shared framework…

Christopher Haines: Heat Planet- Another View of Climate

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Architect Christopher Haines will give an overview of our built environments and degraded rural habitats, and how they make significant contributions to global warming. He illustrates how a change in perspective may lead to a cooler planet much…

Jim Laurie’s Biodiversity Class Description

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Jim Laurie teaches biodiversity classes almost every semester session. To learn more about Jim’s classes, email info@bio4climate.org or staff@bio4climate.org Jim Laurie: Staff Scientist and Restoration Ecologist, Biodiversity for a Livable Climate #ecology #restoration #environmentaleducation

Claire Hedberg, Nick Rabb, and John Burkhardt: New Movements

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Claire Hedberg (Zero Hour), Nick Rabb (Sunrise Movement), and John Burkhardt (Extinction Rebellion) Two powerful young people’s movements and the cross-generational Extinction Rebellion are bringing organizing, educational and political influence to new heights. Hear more about what they’re…

Grandpa Climate Rap

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ A senior citizen, Adam Sacks, takes up rap to help you find your way out of climate chaos! Presented at Blessed Unrest conference via online, extending across weekends in April & May of 2020 #song #climatechange #rapping

Steve Weinberg and Cynthia Contie: Eco-Municipalities Workshop

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ This workshop follows Steve and Cynthia’s talk “Eco-Municipalities” Eco-Municipalities – a walk through a world-wide movement of communities undergoing systemic sustainable transformation. Steve Weinberg: organizerCynthia Contie: author Presented at Blessed Unrest conference via online, extending across weekends in…

Anna Gilbert- Muhammad: Youth, Gardening and Food Security Workshop

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ This workshop follows Anna’s talk “Youth, Gardening and Food Security” Anna Gilbert-Muhammed: Food Access Coordinator of NOFA/Mass Presented at Blessed Unrest conference via online, extending across weekends in April & May of 2020 #foodsecurity #gardening #nutrition

Tribute to Elizabeth Adams, founder of the Massachusetts Forest Rescue Campaign

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Brief tribute to Elizabeth (Beth) L. Adams (1946-2019) of Leverett, MA. Beth was co-founder of the Massachusetts Forest Rescue Campaign and a life-long activist for peace, social justice and environmental conservation. She truly exemplifies the “Blessed Unrest” that…

Alfred Brownell: How Liberians Fought Big Palm Oil to Protect Their Forests

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ How Indigenous Peoples, local communities and environmental rights activists stopped the world’s largest oil palm companies from causing deforestation and accelerating climate change in West Africa. Alfred Brownell: environmental and human rights lawyer and Executive Director of Green…

Alfred Brownell: How Liberians Fought Big Palm Oil to Protect Their Forests Workshop

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ This workshop follows Alfred’s talk “How Liberians Fought Big Palm Oil to Protect their Forests” Alfred Brownell: environmental and human rights lawyer and Executive Director of Green Advocates (GA). Presented at Blessed Unrest conference via online, extending across…

Jan Lambert: Soak Up the Rain! Workshop

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ This workshop follows Jan’s talk: Soak Up the Rain! What We Can All Do to Reduce Drought, Floods, Heat Waves and Severe Storms Jan Lambert: environmental writer and editor of The Valley Green Journal Presented at Blessed Unrest…

Charles Shore Introduction for Biodiversity for a Livable Climate

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Charles Shore introduces speakers Jan Lambert, Anna Gilbert-Muhammed, and Alfred Brownell. Presented at Blessed Unrest conference via online, extending across weekends in April & May of 2020 #biodiversity #climate #climatesolutions

Jan Lambert: Soak Up the Rain! What We Can Do to Reduce Drought, Floods, Heat Waves & Severe Storms

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Did you ever stop to think about what happens with all the water that goes down the storm drains in your town or city every time it rains? Jan Lambert, even though a lifelong nature advocate, never gave…

Reverend Dele and Lama Elizabeth Monson Workshop about the Divine Feminine

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ This workshop follows Reverend Dele and Lama Elizabeth Monson’s talk “The Necessity of the Divine Feminine in the Climate Crisis”This panel discusses: What is the Divine Feminine? Why should we care? How can the Divine Feminine significantly impact…

Robert Labaree: Introduction for Blessed Unrest conference

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Robert Labaree introduces Florence Reed, Rev Dele, Lama Liz Monson, Jim Laurie and the Home Schoolers Symbiosis Team (Astrid Erickson, Asmond Erickson, Jonathan Linehan-Beeler, Sharada Sundarum-Senders & Thomas O’Connor Golden) Robert Labaree: Journal Liaison, Biodiversity for a Livable…

Sven Phil: Edible Landscaping Workshop

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ This workshop follows Sven’s talk “Edible Landscaping” Edible landscaping is the use of food-producing plants in the residential and public landscape. It combines fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers, along with functional ornamental plants…

Florence Reed: Love (of nature) in the Time of Covid-19

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Climate change and loss of biodiversity threaten humanity’s very existence. Pandemics like the Coronavirus add another layer of crises to populations throughout the world. Some of the hardest hit are the millions of rural poor who live day…

Roland Bunch and Florence Reed Workshop

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Climate change and loss of biodiversity threaten humanity’s very existence. Pandemics like the Coronavirus add another layer of crises to populations throughtout the world. Some of the hardest hit are the millions of rural poor who live day…

Precious Phiri: Building Community During Confusion and Uncertainty Workshop

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ This workshop follows Precious’ talk “Building Community During Confusion and Uncertainty” Precious Phiri: Field Professional in Holistic Management education with the Savory Institute, she works with rural communities through her organization EarthWisdom Consulting, and is the African Coordinator…

Rachel Burger and Iona Conner: The Making of Lifelong Blessed Unrest Activists Workshop

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ This workshop follows Rachel Burger and Iona Conner’s presentations “The Making of Lifelong Blessed Unrest Activists” Two women elders whose lives were changed by neglected work that needed to be done will tell stories of Eureka! moments, the…

Rachel Burger and Iona Conner: The Making of Lifelong Blessed Unrest Activists

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Two women elders whose lives were changed by neglected work that needed to be done will tell stories of Eureka! moments, the persistent struggles that ensued, and hard-won victories as well as losses on the paths to restoring…

Paula Phipps: Introduction to Blessed Unrest conference

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Paula Phipps comments on the conference so far and introduces the speakers of the day: Holly M. Paar, Rabbi Ellen Bernstein, Hayat Imam, Arielle Martinez Cohen, and Roland Bunch. Paula Phipps: Associate Director of Biodiversity for a Livable…

Janot Mendler de Suarez and Pablo Suarez: Harnessing Humor for Climate and Ecosystems Workshop

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ This is the workshop that followed Janot’s talk: Rising Out of Despair: Haiti’s “Green Pearl” Initiative Janot Mendler de Suarez: Technical Advisor & Caribbean focal point for the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Consultant to the World…

Ronnie Cummins’ Workshop: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Accomplishments

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ This is the workshop that followed Ronnie’s talk: Via Organica and Ecological Restoration Camps Ronnie Cummins: Co-founder and International Director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) and its international affiliates Via Organica (Mexico) and Regeneration International Presented at…

Jim Laurie and Home Schoolers: Environmental Leaders of the Future Q&A

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Jim Laurie and Home Schoolers: Astrid Erickson, Asmond Erickson, Jonathan Linehan-Beeler, Sharada Sundarum-Senders and Thomas O’Connor Golden, who are exploring possibilities for their futures on a changing Earth. Updates on various ecosystems and how they see their part…

Jim Laurie and Home Schoolers: Environmental Leaders of the Future

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Jim Laurie and Home Schoolers: Astrid Erickson, Asmond Erickson, Jonathan Linehan-Beeler, Sharada Sundarum-Senders and Thomas O’Connor Golden, who are exploring possibilities for their futures on a changing Earth. Updates on various ecosystems and how they see their part…

Anna Gilbert-Muhammad: Youth, Gardening and Food Security

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ There is an intersection between, nutrition, gardening and being a good steward to the environment. Join Anna Gilbert-Muhammad – Equity Director and Food Access Coordinator for the Northeast Organic Farmers Association (NOFA MA) as we talk about how…

Susan Jennings: Agraria – Agriculture as More than Farming Workshop

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ This is the workshop that followed Susan’s talk: Agraria – Agriculture as More than Farming Susan Jennings: Executive Director of The Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions (AMICS) Presented at Blessed Unrest conference via online, extending across weekends…

Roland Bunch: Improving Food Security of Smallholder Farmers Q&A

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Increasingly frequent droughts are destroying food production levels in the more drought-prone half of sub-Saharan Africa. Although most people have attributed this gathering crisis to climate change, about 80% of the cause of the droughts is that fallowing–allowing…

Fred Jennings: Introduction for Blessed Unrest conference

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate Fred Jennings introduces the upcoming speakers: Precious Phiri, Sven Pihl, Rachel Burger and Iona Conner. Fred Jennings, Ecological Economist, Biodiversity for a Livable Climate Presented at Blessed Unrest conference via online, extending across weekends in April & May of…

Precious Phiri: Building Community During Confusion and Uncertainty

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Precious grew up in Zimbabwe and will tell us about her evolution as a trainer in Holistic Management and community facilitation. Her work currently focuses on working with rural communities and collaborating with networks in Africa to reduce…

Sven Phil: Edible Landscaping

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Edible landscaping is the use of food-producing plants in the residential and public landscape. It combines fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers, along with functional ornamental plants into aesthetically pleasing designs. Edible landscaping offers…

Roland Bunch: Improving Food Security of Smallholder Farmers

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Increasingly frequent droughts are destroying food production levels in the more drought-prone half of sub-Saharan Africa. Although most people have attributed this gathering crisis to climate change, about 80% of the cause of the droughts is that fallowing–allowing…

Arielle Martinez Cohen: Musical Interlude and a Word from Zero Hour

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Arielle transports us throughout the day with her music and updates us on the work of the youth movement, Zero Hour. Arielle Martinez Cohen: singer, songwriter, producer, and activist Presented at Blessed Unrest conference via online, extending across…

Janot Mendler de Suarez: Rising Out of Despair- Haiti’s “Green Pearl” Initiative

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Janot is passionate about her work with Haiti Red Cross. Not just to survive in a changing climate, to thrive! The community-driven “Green Pearl” initiative aspires to transform Haiti from one of the poorest, most insecure and degraded…

Adam Sacks: Welcome and Introduction to Blessed Unrest Conference

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Adam will briefly set the stage for the conference, with the why and how of Blessed Unrest. What does it mean for global ecological health, climate disruption, and thriving in the biosphere? Dare we say, everything! Adam Sacks,…

Susan Jennings: Agraria – Agriculture as More than Farming

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ In this generational dark night of the soul, what are our opportunities for personal and national redemption? Drawing on her inspiring organizational experiences, as well as recent trips to regeneration projects in England and India, Susan will discuss…

Ronnie Cummins: Via Organica and Ecosystem Restoration Camps

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Ronnie Cummins focuses on what individuals and small groups have done and continue to do, things about which we each might be inspired to say , “I could do something like that too!” He will tell us some…

Reverend Dele and Lama Elizabeth Monson: The Necessity of the Divine Feminine in the Climate Crisis

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Reverend Dele: Climate Reality Leader and spiritual directorLama Elizabeth Monson: Spiritual Co-Director of Natural Dharma Fellowship and the Managing Teacher at Wonderwell Mountain Refuge Presented at Blessed Unrest conference via online, extending across weekends in April & May…

Holly Paar: The Community-led Movement for Forests, Climate and Justice in the Southern US

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Across the South in the United States, frontline communities facing the devastation wrought by industrial logging are leading a movement calling for the protection of forests. Hit hardest by the effects of increasingly intense storms and flooding as…

Rabbi Ellen Bernstein, Hayat Imam, and Reverend Dele: How Faith Brings Blessed Unrest

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate Our communities of faith inspire followers to stewardship and good works. Our panelists will offer a personal perspective, one Jewish, one Muslim, of how they were inspired, and how their faiths bring inspiration and courage to make a…

Adam Sacks: Healing Lands Across the World

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ A brief talk by Biodiversity for a Livable Climate’s Executive Director, Adam Sacks, with beautiful illustrations of the power of Nature to heal landscapes. Humans can help restore the planet by using regenerative land management. Presented at ecoAmerica…

Judith Schwartz & Nicola Williams: The Curious Person’s Guide to Earth Repair

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Regenerating Soil and Water Landscapes Judy Schwartz, author of Cows Save the Planet, Water in Plain Sight, and a new book due out in July 2020, discusses what people around the world are doing to address our many…

Christopher Haines: Heat Planet

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Not just fossil fuels, but also the human-generated heat that creates global warming. Christopher Haines: architect, consultant for living design #globalwarming #climatechange #planet

Walter Jehne: Cooling the Climate Mess

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Soil and climate scientist Walter Jehne explains how healthy soils act as a sponge for carbon and water – the “soil carbon sponge.” When we manage soils to absorb water, biodiverse living systems thrive, photosynthesis pulls carbon out…

Tar Sands Songbook: Tanya Kalmanovitch (Violin) & Ted Reichmann (Piano)

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Tar Sands Songbook weaves together a chorus of voices with an original, improvised score. The words of indigenous activists, engineers, equipment operators, elders, oil patch workers, scientists, and family, fuel discussions of our past and the powerful forces…

Elizabeth Thomas: A Merry and Marvelous Ramble Through Mammalian Lives

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Man-eating by lions is common throughout Africa, famously so in some places, but in the 1950s the lions in the interior did not hunt the San people. At the time the San were pre-contact, and for several reasons…

Heather Barnett: Superorganisms- Those Wily and Wondrous Slime Molds

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Slime molds aren’t really molds, some of them are multiple amoebas that cohabit within a single cell membrane. They have no brain or nervous system, yet they can perform remarkable feats of decision-making and memory. Enter the life…

B. Lorraine Smith: Listening to Trees Here and Gone

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Trees share a wealth of information to the willing listener, well beyond aesthetics, recreation or “natural resource.” They offer details about the connections above and below ground – from birds and insects, to parasites and fungi, to humans…

Arielle Martinez Cohen and David Rothenberg sing “The Fire” (lyrics in description)

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ ‘The Fire” by Arielle Martinez Cohen Red, everything was red,The light in our eyes,The life that we led.Smoke filling my head,I couldn’t even think,I couldn’t comprehend. And the flames they happily danced,Our things turned to ash.But I think…

David Rothenberg: The Rhythms and Songs of Bugs

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ David Rothenberg, author of Bug Music, is distinguished professor of philosophy and music at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is a musician and writer known for his many works finding music and beauty in birds, whales,…

Jon Way: The Many Lives of The Changing Coyote

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Relatively little is known about the fascinating coyotes in the east It is a remarkable animal, being one of the only carnivores to actually increase its range and distribution in the past one hundred years. Coyotes have taken…

Arielle Martinez Cohen: Young People’s Challenge Part III

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Arielle Martinez Cohen returns with a song she wrote for this conference, one of hope and regeneration! It is titled: “Back to our Roots” Arielle Martinez Cohen is a singer, songwriter, producer, and activist with Zero Hour. Presented…

Jim Laurie: FUNGI- Intelligent Strands Beneath Our Feet (The Real Worldwide Web)

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Mycorrhizal fungi connect billions of lives in the soil, bring communications and biochemical transformations to those that need it, and keep green plants healthy and abundant. More abundant than we may have seen for centuries. What’s the big…

Simon Garnier: Who’s in Charge of Living Swarms?

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Ants do it. Slime molds do it. Bees do it. Fish do it. Birds do it. Humans do it. We swarm. At some point many individuals act as a single organism. But how? Who’s in charge? Wouldn’t you…

Fred Magdoff: The Heart of Life- Soils, Microbes, Plants and Insects

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ The diversity of soil organisms is stunning. Their interactions among themselves and with plants are at the center of healthy soils. Plants (as with humans and other animals) have associated microbiomes that can stimulate defenses against disease and…

David Morimoto: The Incredible Brightness of Birds

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Birds can migrate thousands of miles, some of them even do it solo. Some use tools, others recognize members of other species and even pass information on to future generations. Way before security cameras, you were being watched…

Reverend Dele: The Spirit of Life

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ How do we bring resilience of the heart, love of the living world, and determination to save it into our daily lives? What journeys can guide us, from permaculture to prayer and everything along the way? Reverend Dele…

Arielle Martinez Cohen: Young People’s Challenge Part II

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ For people, fixing the world must come from the heart, and music is the language of the heart. Singing unites us, calms us, teaches us, and inspires us. A teen songwriter will sing her Two Minutes to Midnight,…

Betsey Dexter Dyer: Our Second Brain- The Human Microbiome

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ The many species of bacteria, optimally established during our trip down the birth canal, affect everything from our immune systems to our moods to our digestive health. We might say that it’s quite an accomplishment for the trillions…

Gay Bradshaw: The Shared Passions of Elephants, People and Others

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Elephants and people share experiences of family, community, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, responses to medications and trans-species therapy. Amor vincit omnia – does love conquer all? Well, sometimes perhaps it does. Gay Bradshaw holds doctorates in psychology and…

Douglas Zook: Let Microbes Speak- Symbiosis & Long History of the Biosphere

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Microbes – nearly always in communities and symbiotic partnerships — are responsible for all the necessary systems that sustain life – atmospheric oxygen, photosynthesis, respiration, motility, mutlicellularity and the very ecosystems upon which we depend for survival! Douglas…

Charles Chester: A Panorama of Bats

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Almost a quarter of all mammal species are bats. Some consume insects, others pollinate a wide range of plants, and some are highly effective seed dispersers in tropical rainforests. In sum, they provide people and the planet with…

Nadia Nazar: Young People’s Challenge

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ There has never before been a more challenging future faced by young people, who are increasingly concerned and anxious about what they see coming. Some of today’s teens are fiercely determined to face the challenges head on, not…

Adam Sacks: Connecting All (!!!) the Dots

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Life is a grand panorama, and we modern humans play a somewhat panoramic role although we’re dwarfed by the rest of the natural world. These days we’re daring nature to drive us over the extinction cliff and we’re…

Walter Jehne: Climate Solutions for a Blue Planet

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Walter Jehne: Healthy Soil Australia #regeneration #aridlandscapes #planetrestoration

Walter Jehne: The Soil Carbon Sponge, Climate Solutions and Healthy Water Cycles

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Biodiversity for a Livable Climate presents A talk by Walter JehneAustralian climate scientist and soil microbiologistDirector of Healthy Soils AustraliaIntroduction by Didi Pershouse Presented on April 26, 2018 at Harvard University #soil #carbon #climatesolutions

I’m an energy saver bulb!

A brief animated community ad from Adam Sacks’ alternative energy days (ca. 2006). Nowadays, Adam Sacks (Executive Director for Biodiversity for a Livable Climate) focuses on nature-based solutions and the positive impact ecological restoration has on our planet. Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/…

Walter Jehne – Soil Carbon Sponge and the New Climate Solutions

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Please watch version with introduction here: https://youtu.be/123y7jDdbfY Biodiversity for a Livable Climate presentsHealthy Water Cyclesand the Soil Carbon Sponge:New Climate SolutionsA talk by Australian climate scientist and soil microbiologist Walter JehneDirector of Healthy Soils AustraliaIntroduction by Didi PershouseHarvard…

Kannan Thiruvengadam: Building Soil and Growing Food and Community

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ The importance of community farms Kannan Thiruvengadam: Eastie Farm Presented at Revitalizing Ecosystems in Greater Boston to Survive Climate Change conference at Harvard University on March 31, 2018 #farm #soil #food

Maggie Booz: Neighborhood Tree Stewardship

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Transforming public spaces Maggie Booz: Cambridge Committee on Public Planting Presented at Revitalizing Ecosystems in Greater Boston to Survive Climate Change conference at Harvard University on March 31, 2018 #tree #community #greenspaces

John Reinhardt: Reviving a River

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ John Reinhardt: President Mystic River Watershed Association Presented at Revitalizing Ecosystems in Greater Boston to Survive Climate Change conference at Harvard University on March 31, 2018 #river #restoration #reviving

Anamarija Frankic: Oyster Beds and Living Shorelines

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Anamarija Frankic: UMass Boston Green Harbors Project Presented at Revitalizing Ecosystems in Greater Boston to Survive Climate Change conference at Harvard University on March 31, 2018 #oysters #oysterbeds #livingshorelines

Tom Wessels: Self-organization, Co-evolution, Resiliency, and Stability

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Self-organization is a natural process—that, as a system grows it also becomes more complex. This talk focuses on how this process works in ecosystems via co-evolution to generate the incredible biodiversity we see in nature. Many examples of…

Zeyneb Magavi: Energy Execs, Ecosystems, and Alliances

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Ecosystems across our highly developed region are threatened by climate change. At the same time, local ecosystems can help us to weather the coming climate shocks. Ecosystems are our allies, and there is much that we can do…

John Pitkin: Revitalizing Ecosystems in Greater Boston to Survive Climate Change Introduction

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ John Pitkin: Greater Boston Group of the Sierra Club Presented at Revitalizing Ecosystems in Greater Boston to Survive Climate Change conference at Harvard University on March 31, 2018 #ecosystems #boston #climatechange

Bill Reed: Healing the Earth in 18 months- The Wholing of Ecosystems and Human Will

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Bill Reed is an internationally recognized practitioner, lecturer, and leading authority in sustainability and regenerative planning, design and implementation. Presented at the Climate Reckoning conference November 17-19, 2017 at Harvard University #ecosystems #holistic #earth

Paula Phipps: Close Encounters with a Disturbing Future

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Paula Phipps is a lifelong educator and Associate Director at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate Presented at the Climate Reckoning conference November 17-19, 2017 at Harvard University #futurism #climate #planet

Bob O’Connor: Greening Gateway Cities

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Bob O’Connor: Forest & Land Policy Director for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs Presented at the Climate Reckoning conference November 17-19, 2017 at Harvard University #greencities #greenspaces #urban

Joan Maloof: Old-Growth Forests- A Green Sponge on the Blue Planet

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Joan Maloof: Founder and Executive Director of the Old-Growth Forest Network and formerly on the faculty of Salisbury University Presented at the Climate Reckoning conference November 17-19, 2017 at Harvard University #blueplanet #forests #trees

Tim LaSalle, Ph.D.: 3 Billion Years of Organic Agriculture

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Tim LaSalle, Ph.D.: Co-founder and Co-director of the Regenerative Agriculture Initiative at California State University Chico, and champion of a science-based a regenerative food system addressing climate change. Presented at the Climate Reckoning conference November 17-19, 2017 at…

Jim Laurie: Pathways to a Restored Planet – Scenario 300

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Jim Laurie: Staff scientist and Biologist at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate Presented at the Climate Reckoning conference November 17-19, 2017 at Harvard University #restoration #planet #climate

Didi Pershouse: The Ecology of Care- Shifting from a Sterile to a Fertile Paradigm

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Didi Pershouse: Founder of the Center for Sustainable Medicine, an educator on soil health, public health, and climate resiliency, and the author of The Ecology of Care Presented at the Climate Reckoning conference November 17-19, 2017 at Harvard…

Herbert Dreiseitl: Urban Design, Living Design

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Herbert Dreiseitl: Urban designer, landscape architect, water artist, interdisciplinary planner and professor in praxis. Presented at the Climate Reckoning conference November 17-19, 2017 at Harvard University #urban #design #architecture

Anamarija Frankić: Climate Change and Coasts- Are We Designing to Create Disasters?

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Anamarija Frankić: Founding director of the Green Harbors Project®, and the Biomimicry Living Labs®, and research faculty at UMass Boston and University of Zadar, Croatia Presented at the Climate Reckoning conference November 17-19, 2017 at Harvard University #coasts…

Sally Dodge and Dale Guldbrandsen: Creating a Scalable Business Model for Flourishing Farms

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Sally Dodge and Dale Guldbrandsen are the Northeast Community Development Managers for Iroquois Valley Farms Presented at the Climate Reckoning conference November 17-19, 2017 at Harvard University #business #farms #businessmodel

David Johnson: Regenerating the Diversity of Life in our Soils – Hope for Farming and Climate

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ David Johnson: Director of the Institute for Sustainable Agricultural Research at New Mexico State University Presented at the Climate Reckoning conference November 17-19, 2017 at Harvard University #soils #farming #regeneration

Frederique Apffel-Marglin: Sacred Soil

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Frederique Apffel-Marglin: Founder of the Sachamama Center for Biocultural Regeneration in the Peruvian Amazon. Presented at the Climate Reckoning conference November 17-19, 2017 at Harvard University #soil #southamerica #amazon

Tina Grotzer: The Cognitive Challenges of Reasoning About Climate Change

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Tina Grotzer: Faculty of Harvard Graduate School of Education, a Principal Research Scientist at Project Zero, and faculty member at the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health Presented at the…

Daniel Robin: Conservation, Restoration and Regeneration Economics

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Daniel Robin: Entrepreneur and sustainable business consultant Presented at the Climate Reckoning conference November 17-19, 2017 at Harvard University #conservation #regeneration #economics

Fred Jennings: The Role of Economics in Ecosystemic Conservation

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Fred Jennings: Economist, angler, and president/founder of the Center for Ecological Economic and Ethical Education Presented at the Climate Reckoning conference November 17-19, 2017 at Harvard University #economics #ecosystem #conservation

Christopher Haines: Biodiversity as an Urban Ethic – Thinking Like a Forest

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Christopher Haines, AIA, LFA, CPHC: Architect licensed in both MA and NY who applies expertise in regenerative architectural design, healthy materials, preservation, renovation and specification writing to small commercial and urban projects. Presented at the Climate Reckoning conference…

Symbiosis Team: Creating the Future We Want

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Members of Jim Laurie’s Symbiosis Team are Hayden Latimer-Ireland, Lynus Erickson, Jamila dePeiza-Kern, Annie Selle – local home-schoolers facing tomorrow head-on Presented at the Climate Reckoning conference November 17-19, 2017 at Harvard University #symbiosis #biodiversity #futurism

Jim Laurie: The Big Picture – Rapid Change – Paths to Restoration

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Jim Laurie: Staff scientist and biologist at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate. Presented at the Climate Reckoning conference November 17-19, 2017 at Harvard University #restoration #change #climatechange

Scott Dowd: Buy a Fish, Save a Tree!

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Scott Dowd: Conservation biologist at New England Aquarium in Boston and Executive Director of Project Piaba Presented at the Climate Reckoning conference November 17-19, 2017 at Harvard University #fish #trees #ecosystems

Ana Sofia Gonzalez: Migrations of People, Migrations of Place

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/​Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ It is estimated that there will be up to 1 billion climate migrants by 2050. There are multiple reasons why everyone should care about the global migration crisis, one being that human resettlement may be an opportunity for humanity…

Adam Sacks: Love As an Ecosystem Property

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/​Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Adam Sacks, Executive Director, Biodiversity for a Livable Climate Presented at the Climate Reckoning conference November 17-19, 2017 at Harvard University #ecosystem #property #love

Reverend Mariama White-Hammond: I Need You To Survive

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Reverend Mariama White-Hammond is Minister for Ecological Justice, Bethel AME Church, Boston Presented at the Climate Reckoning conference November 17-19, 2017 at Harvard University #ecological #justice #minister

Adam Sacks: Welcome to Climate Reckoning conference

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Adam Sacks, Executive Director of Biodiversity for a Livable Climate Introduction to Climate Reckoning conference November 17-19, 2017 at Harvard University #climate #climatechange #climatesolutions

Eliza Brady: Female, Millennial, Advocate for the Environment

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Eliza Brady is a 19-year-old student at Tulane University. She is a passionate supporter of the environment, a struggling vegetarian, and a member of the millennial generation. She is a Massachusetts native, and feels at home among the…

Philip Bogdonoff & Adam Sacks: Welcome to Scenario 300- Making Climate Cool conference

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Philip Bogdonoff, Director, Washington DC Chapter, Biodiversity for a Livable ClimateAdam Sacks, Executive Director, Biodiversity for a Livable Climate Presented at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate “Scenario 300: Making Climate Cool” conference at Washington D.C. on April 30,…

Jim Laurie: Back to 300 (Nature Wants to be Wet and Cool)

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Many strategies exist for taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and rehydrating the continents. Jim Laurie will review a broad vision of the potential for each ecosystem to be restored and to sequester carbon, building a graphic…

Kris Nichols: Regenerative Farming- Front Line Action to Reverse Global Warming

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Farmers have the potential to be the front-line heroes in the quest to reverse global warming. They manage a “technology” for massive planetary geotherapy that is tried and tested and available for widespread dissemination right now. It costs…

Jim Laurie (Biodiversity for a Livable Climate) & Kris Nichols (Rodale Institute) Q&A

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Jim Laurie, Restoration Ecologist, Biodiversity for a Livable ClimateKris Nichols, Chief Scientist, Rodale Institute Presented at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate “Scenario 300: Making Climate Cool” conference at Washington D.C. on April 30, 2017 #ecology #regenerative #climatesolutions

Margaret Morgan-Hubbard, Ed Huling, Cleo Braver, Nick Maravell: Agricultural and Land Management

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Restorative land management includes regenerative grazing and agricultural practices that build healthy soils and support a diversity of life above and below ground. It applies to a range of settings, from urban to rural, and from small to…

Margaret Morgan-Hubbard, Ed Huling, Cleo Braver, Nick Maravell: Agricultural and Land Management Q&A

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Restorative land management includes regenerative grazing and agricultural practices that build healthy soils and support a diversity of life above and below ground. It applies to a range of settings, from urban to rural, and from small to…

Adam Sacks: The New Water Paradigm

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Our conventional view of water for decades has been to send it out to the oceans as quickly as possible. A new water paradigm developed by Michal Kravcik and colleagues explains why it’s so important to keep water…

Dan Medina, Emily Landis & Claudio Ternieden: The Small Water Cycle as a Climate Tool

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Healthy soils and water cycles are closely intertwined. Opportunities abound to restore fresh and saltwater wetlands, and to manage urban, suburban and rural water flows in ways that help cool the planet. Nature has fascinating and powerful systems…

Dan Medina, Emily Landis, Claudio Ternieden: The Small Water Cycle as a Climate Tool Panel Q&A

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Healthy soils and water cycles are closely intertwined. Opportunities abound to restore fresh and saltwater wetlands, and to manage urban, suburban and rural water flows in ways that help cool the planet. Nature has fascinating and powerful systems…

Lincoln Smith & Ben Friton: Food Forests and Permaculture

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Perennial food systems can play a vital role in developing sustainable food supplies while restoring ecosystems. Food forests work WITH nature to restore carbon, water, and nutrient cycles, optimizing food production while minimizing requirements for external inputs. New…

Paul Tukey, Alexis Baden-Mayer, Ling Tan, Betsy Nicholas: Community and Movement Leaders

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ There are many ways to participate in this transformative movement to build sustainable, healthy, resilient communities and to restore ecosystem function. From engaging elected officials, to using your wallet to support regenerative/restorative activities, to transforming your own front…

Paul Tukey, Alexis Baden-Mayer, Ling Tan, Betsy Nicholas: Legislation and Advocacy Q&A

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Community and Movement Leaders PanelThere are many ways to participate in this transformative movement to build sustainable, healthy, resilient communities and to restore ecosystem function. From engaging elected officials, to using your wallet to support regenerative/restorative activities, to…

Community Conversation and Concluding Remarks

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Closing for Scenario 300: Making Climate Cool conference Presented at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate “Scenario 300: Making Climate Cool” conference at Washington D.C. on April 30, 2017 #climateconversations #cooltheplanet #climateleaders

Using the Power of Nature

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ This video was taken for a crowdfunding initiative with Bio4Climate and Razoo in 2014. #naturebasedsolutions #biology #climate

Courtney White: Wrap Up of Landscape Heroes conference

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Courtney White, Author, Regenerative Land Management Activist Presented at Landscape Heroes: Carbon, Water and Biodiversity conference at University of Massachusetts, Amherst on January 31, 2017 #regenerataive #landmanagement #landscapes

Chip Osborne, Paul Wagner, Hugh McLaughlin, Bruce Fulford Q&A

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Chip Osborne, HorticulturalistPaul Wagner, Certified ArboristHugh McLaughlin, Ph.D., Biochar Engineer, CTO NextChar, Inc.Bruce Fulford, Owner, City Soil and Greenhouse, Boston Presented at Landscape Heroes: Carbon, Water and Biodiversity conference at University of Massachusetts, Amherst on January 31, 2017…

Chip Osborne: Turf – Ecological Options

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Hugh McLaughlin: Biochar’s Role in the Landscape

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Hugh McLaughlin, Ph.D., Biochar Engineer, CTO NextChar, Inc. Presented at Landscape Heroes: Carbon, Water and Biodiversityconference at University of Massachusetts, Amherst on January 31, 2017 #biochar #landscapes #engineering

Bruce Fulford: The Importance of Compost

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Bruce Fulford, Owner, City Soil and Greenhouse, Boston Presented at Landscape Heroes: Carbon, Water and Biodiversityconference at University of Massachusetts, Amherst on January 31, 2017 #compost #composting #soil

Paul Wagner: Understanding Soil Biology- The Trophic Levels

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Panel with: Courtney White, Eric T. Fleisher, Bryan O’Hara & Jim Laurie

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Courtney White, Author, Regenerative Land Management ActivistEric T. Fleisher, Landscape DesignerBryan O’Hara, FarmerJim Laurie, Restoration Ecologist Presented at Landscape Heroes: Carbon, Water and Biodiversity conference at University of Massachusetts, Amherst on January 31, 2017 #regeneration #farming #ecologist

Jim Laurie: Building Biodiversity

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Jim Laurie, Restoration Ecologist Presented at Carbon Heroes Landscaping conference at University of Massachusetts, Amherst on January 31, 2017 #biodiversity #restoration #ecologist

Bryan O’Hara: Digging Deep into Soil Practices

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Eric T Fleisher: Understanding Compaction

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Eric T. Fleisher, Landscape Designer Presented at Landscape Heroes: Carbon, Water and Biodiversity conference at University of Massachusetts, Amherst on January 31, 2017 #landscapedesign #landscapes #designer

Courtney White: Two Percent Solutions for the Planet

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Courtney White, Author, Regenerative Land Management Activist Presented at Landscape Heroes: Carbon, Water and Biodiversity conference at University of Massachusetts, Amherst on January 31, 2017 #planet #climatesolutions #regeneration

Joe Roman: Whales as Keystone Species – Cycling Nutrients, Carbon and Heat

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Mari McBride and Alice Vandebrook: Young Climate Heroes Get to Work!

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Mari McBride and Alice Vandebrook, Save Tomorrow Presented at Restoring Oceans, Restoring Climate: Facing Fire & Ice, Food & Water, Flood & Drought conference at Harvard University on November 18-20, 2016 #climateaction #environmentalmovement #climateactivists

Anamarija Frankic: Biomimicry, Biodiversity and Restoring Urban Coastal Habitat

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Anamarija Frankic: Green Harbors Project, U Mass Boston, University of Zadar (Croatia), Biomimicry New England Presented at Restoring Oceans, Restoring Climate: Facing Fire & Ice, Food & Water, Flood & Drought conference at Harvard University on November 18-20,…

Dwayne Shaw: River Herring Restoration: A Keystone in Ecological Recovery

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Dwayne Shaw, Downeast Salmon Federation Presented at Restoring Oceans, Restoring Climate: Facing Fire & Ice, Food & Water, Flood & Drought conference at Harvard University on November 18-20, 2016 #rivers #keystonespecies #fish

Joe Roman: Save Tomorrow

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Joe Roman, Gund Institute, University of Vermont Presented at Restoring Oceans, Restoring Climate: Facing Fire & Ice, Food & Water, Flood & Drought conference at Harvard University on November 18-20, 2016 #ecosystemrestoration #nature #climate

John Todd: Rivers and Eco Machines

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ John Todd, Todd Ecologics Presented at Restoring Oceans, Restoring Climate: Facing Fire & Ice, Food & Water, Flood & Drought conference at Harvard University on November 18-20, 2016 #rivers #ecological #eco

Katharine Deuel: Forage Fish and Trophic Cascades

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Katharine Deuel, Pew Charitable Trust Presented at Restoring Oceans, Restoring Climate: Facing Fire & Ice, Food & Water, Flood & Drought conference at Harvard University on November 18-20, 2016 #fish #trophiccascades #ocean

Peter Girguis: Microbes of the Depths

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Homeschool Symbiosis Team, George Buckley & Mark McMenamin Q&A

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Homeschool Symbiosis Team: students of Jim Laurie, Staff Scientist of Biodiversity for a Livable ClimateGeorge Buckley: Assistant Director of Sustainability at Harvard Extension SchoolMark McMenamin: Professor of Geology at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley Presented at Restoring…

John Todd & Peter Girguis: Q&A

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ John Todd: Founder and president of John Todd Ecological DesignPeter Girguis: Leader in the research of deep oceans, with several scientific dives on the iconic deep-sea submersible, Alvin Presented at Restoring Oceans, Restoring Climate: Facing Fire & Ice,…

Peter Girguis, John Todd and Tom Goreau Q&A

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Peter Girguis, Harvard UniversityJohn Todd, Todd EcologicsTom Goreau, Global Coral Reef Alliance Presented at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate “Restoring Oceans, Restoring Climate: Facing Fire & Ice, Food & Water, Flood & Drought” conference at Harvard University on…

Alfredo Quarto: Amazing Mangroves and the Global Climate

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Mangroves used to be thought of as “useless, mosquito infested swamps” without value. Now mangroves are seen as essential in combating climate change and consequent sea level rise. Mangroves are being lauded as vital nurseries for marine life, important…

Brian von Herzen: Ocean Permaculture

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Brian von Herzen, The Climate Foundation Presented at Restoring Oceans, Restoring Climate: Facing Fire & Ice, Food & Water, Flood & Drought conference at Harvard University on November 18-20, 2016 #ocean #permaculture #climate

Dan Distel: Ocean Genome Legacy

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Dan Distel, Director, Ocean Genome Legacy, Northeastern University Presented at Restoring Oceans, Restoring Climate: Facing Fire & Ice, Food & Water, Flood & Drought conference at Harvard University on November 18-20, 2016 #ocean #genome #science

Jim Laurie: Let’s Make Surface Area to End the Drought and Cool the Climate

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Jim Laurie, Staff Scientist, Biodiversity for a Livable Climate Presented at Restoring Oceans, Restoring Climate: Facing Fire & Ice, Food & Water, Flood & Drought conference at Harvard University on November 18-20, 2016 #drought #cooltheplanet #climatesolutions

Mick Devin: Acid Waters

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Mick Devin, Marine Researcher and Maine State Legislator Presented at Restoring Oceans, Restoring Climate: Facing Fire & Ice, Food & Water, Flood & Drought conference at Harvard University on November 18-20, 2016 #oceans #acid #oceanacidification

Jim Laurie, Thomas Goreau, Mick Devin, Dan Distel, Brian von Herzen & Alfredo Quarto: Q&A

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Jim Laurie: Staff Scientist at Biodiversity for a Livable ClimateThomas Goreau: Award-winning marine, soils and climate scientist & President of the Global Coral Reef AllianceMick Devin: Two-term state representative in the Maine Legislature & shellfish hatchery manager at…

Thomas Goreau: Large-Scale Marine Ecosystem Restoration

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Thomas Goreau: The Oceans, Global Warming, and the Carbon Cycle

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Thomas Goreau, Global Coral Reef Alliance Presented at Restoring Oceans, Restoring Climate: Facing Fire & Ice, Food & Water, Flood & Drought conference at Harvard University on November 18-20, 2016 #oceans #globalwarming #carboncycle

Peter Girguis: Deep Ocean Life

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Peter Girguis, Harvard University Presented at Restoring Oceans, Restoring Climate: Facing Fire & Ice, Food & Water, Flood & Drought conference at Harvard University on November 18-20, 2016 #ocean #deepocean #oceanlife

Mark McMenamin: From Sea to Land to Sea- What It Means to Live and Evolve in One, the Other or Both

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Mark McMenamin is a pioneering professor of geology and paleontology at Mt. Holyoke College Presented at Restoring Oceans, Restoring Climate: Facing Fire & Ice, Food & Water, Flood & Drought conference at Harvard University on November 18-20, 2016…

John Todd: The Ocean Restorer- From Dead Zones to Zones Alive!

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ John Todd, Pioneer in Biological Water Purification Presented at Restoring Oceans, Restoring Climate: Facing Fire & Ice, Food & Water, Flood & Drought conference at Harvard University on November 18-20, 2016 #oceanrestoration #deadzones #biology

George Buckley: Invertebrates of the Sea

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Homeschool Symbiosis Team: Where did the Oceans come from? What can be their future?

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Presenters are part of Jim Laurie’s Homeschool Symbiosis Team: Jamila dePeiza-Kern, Annie Selle, Hayden Latimer-Ireland, Lynus Erickson Presented at Restoring Oceans, Restoring Climate: Facing Fire & Ice, Food & Water, Flood & Drought conference at Harvard University on…

Sarah Valencik & Sarah Zeiberg: The Glory of Cashes Ledge and the First New England Marine Monument

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Sarah Zeiberg: Environmental Studies and Theatre double major Presented at Restoring Oceans, Restoring Climate: Facing Fire & Ice, Food & Water, Flood & Drought conference at Harvard University on November 18-20, 2016 #marine #marinemonument #marinelife

Randi Rotjan: Secret Seas – A Story of Ocean Wonder Hidden beneath the Surface

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Randi Rotjan, Judith Schwartz, Sarah Valencik & Sarah Zeiberg Q&A

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Judith Schwartz: An End to Floods, Droughts and Other Aqueous Misdirections

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Judith Schwartz, Author of Water in Plain Sight and Cows Save the Planet Presented at Restoring Oceans, Restoring Climate: Facing Fire & Ice, Food & Water, Flood & Drought conference at Harvard University on November 18-20, 2016 #floods…

Adam Sacks: Our Oceans, Our Selves

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Global Warming – You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet! (ca. 2001)

This video was made in 2001, and sadly it could have been made yesterday with only minor changes. The situation has only deteriorated with respect to atmospheric carbon levels – 371 ppm in 2001, ~420 in 2021. On the bright side, we’ve learned a great deal about the power of biological systems to reverse global…

Declaring Democracy in Barnstead, NH – Community Vote on Water Sovereignty

A documentary of the town meeting vote in Barnstead, NH on a local ordinance to prevent corporate takeover of the community’s groundwater taken on March 18, 2006. Dedicated to the memory of Gail Darrell. Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ #groundwater #democratic #takeaction

Ridge Shinn: Regenerative Grazing- Soil, Health, Climate and the Rural Economy

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Ridge Shinn, Big Picture Beef Presented at The Power and Promise of Biodiversity: Visions of Restoring Land, Sea and Climate conference at Harvard University on April 30, 2016 #regenerative #economy #rural

Didi Pershouse: Water, Soil, Health and Climate- Connecting the Dots

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Didi Pershouse, The Center for Sustainable Medicine Presented at The Power and Promise of Biodiversity: Visions of Restoring Land, Sea and Climate conference at Harvard University on April 30, 2016 #water #soil #health

John Carroll: The Tradition and Potential of New England Grassland Agriculture

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ John Carroll, University of New Hampshire Presented at The Power and Promise of Biodiversity: Visions of Restoring Land, Sea and Climate conference at Harvard University on April 30, 2016 #grasslands #agriculture #newengland

Philip Tanimoto: Keeping Alive the Magic of a Guatemalan Cloud Forest

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Sharon McGregor and Eric Sanderson: Q&A

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Eric Sanderson: The Manahatta Project

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Sharon McGregor: Bringing Biodiversity to Our Own Backyards

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Ridge Shinn, Didi Pershouse, John Carroll and Philip Tanimoto: Q&A

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Ridge Shinn: Founder and CEO of Big Picture BeefDidi Pershouse: Helps connect the dots between soil health and human health & authorJohn E. Carroll is professor of environmental conservation in the Department of Natural ResourcesPhilip Tanimoto is the…

Jim Laurie: How Biodiversity Wriggled and Crawled Out of the Ocean and Conquered the Land

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Jim Laurie, Staff Scientist at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate Presented at The Power and Promise of Biodiversity: Visions of Restoring Land, Sea and Climate conference at Harvard University on April 30, 2016 #biodiversity #evolution #science

Dwayne Shaw, Elisabeth Cianciola and Beth Lambert: Q&A

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Dwayne Shaw is Executive Director of the Downeast Salmon FederationElisabeth Cianciola: Aquatic Scientist at the Charles River Watershed AssociationBeth Lambert is the Aquatic Habitat Restoration Program Manager at Division of Ecological Restoration (DER), MA Dept. of Fish and…

Beth Lambert: Bringing Biodiverse Habitats Back to Life- State Government as Partner

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Beth Lambert, Division of Ecological Restoration (DER), Mass. Dept. of Fish and Game Presented at The Power and Promise of Biodiversity: Visions of Restoring Land, Sea and Climate conference at Harvard University on April 30, 2016 #biodiverse #habitats…

Elisabeth Cianciola: Remarkable History of a Watershed and Green Infrastructure to Restore It

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Elisabeth Cianciola, Charles River Watershed Association Presented at The Power and Promise of Biodiversity: Visions of Restoring Land, Sea and Climate conference at Harvard University on April 30, 2016 #history #greendevelopment #greeninfrastructure

Dwayne Shaw: Atlantic Salmon, An Umbrella Species

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Dwayne Shaw, Downeast Salmon Federation Presented at The Power and Promise of Biodiversity: Visions of Restoring Land, Sea and Climate conference at Harvard University on April 30, 2016 #salmon #keystonespecies #fish

Peter Lawrence, Alyssa Novak, and homeschoolers Annie, Hayden and Lynus: Q&A

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Peter Lawrence: President and Co-founder of Biomimicry New England and a Biomimicry SpecialistAlyssa Novak: Coastal ecologist Homeschoolers are students of Jim Laurie’s, Staff Scientist at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate Presented at The Power and Promise of Biodiversity:…

Peter Lawrence: Biomimicry, Biodiversity and Restoring Urban Coastal Habitat

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Biomimicry is sustainable innovation inspired by nature. Restoration of habitats and ecosystems can not only mitigate the effects of climate change, but also preserve the largely untapped library of solutions and opportunities to change the harmful way we…

Alyssa Novak: Seagrass Ecology and Conservation

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ An introduction to seagrasses, their role in coastal environments, threats to their survival, and efforts to monitor and restore these vital ecosystems.Alyssa Novak, Boston University Presented at The Power and Promise of Biodiversity: Visions of Restoring Land, Sea…

Jim Laurie: Diversity of Life- The Oceans and the Gulf of Maine

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Jim Laurie, Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, introduces the home-school Symbiosis Team:Annie Selle, Hayden Latimer-Ireland, Jamila dePeiza-Kern, Lynus Erickson Presented at The Power and Promise of Biodiversity: Visions of Restoring Land, Sea and Climate conference at Harvard University…

Adam Sacks: What Is Biodiversity Worth in our High-Tech World?

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Introduction to The Power and Promise of Biodiversity: Visions of Restoring Land, Sea and Climate conference at Harvard University on April 30, 2016 Adam Sacks, Executive Director of Biodiversity for a Livable Climate #biodiversity #technology #biology

Jim Laurie: How Eco-Restoration Can End Global Warming

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ An overview of eco-restoration to end global warming. Jim Laurie, Staff Scientist at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, presents to the Washington, DC Chapter of Bio4Climate on March 7, 2015. #regeneration #biology #ecologist

Adam Sacks: How Ecosystem Restoration Can End Global Warming

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ An overview of eco-restoration to end global warming. Adam Sacks, Executive Director of Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, presents to the Washington, DC Chapter of Bio4Climate on March 7, 2015. #naturebasedsolutions #ecology #mitigateclimatechange

Carol Evans & Jon Griggs: Miracle in the Nevada Desert

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Carol Evans, Nevada BLM fisheries biologist whose work has been featured in the film The Beaver Whisperers, highlighting her deep involvement in monitoring the impact that planned grazing and returning beaver have had on restoring watersheds. Jon Griggs,…

Foster Brown: Telling the Water Story to the People

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Foster Brown, Amazonian ecologist, gives an introduction to the interactive methods he uses to teach forest ecology in the Peruvian communities he works with. Presented at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate’s “Restoring Water Cycles to Reverse Global Warming”…

Glenn Gall and Allison Houghton: Permaculture, Perma-Water

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Glenn Gall takes us through the groundbreaking work done by many permaculture practitioners, and the central part which water plays in permaculture design. Discussion includes methods such as keyline, subsoiling and grazing, where water has become the focus…

Thomas Goreau: The Tijuca Story- Reforestation and the Biotic Pump

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Thomas Goreau tells of the successful reforestation centuries ago of the mountains surrounding Rio de Janeiro, and will describe the workings of the “biotic pump” by which forest transpiration supports healthy precipitation across wide areas. Presented at the…

Rajendra Singh: River Regeneration in Rajasthan (with captions)

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ To activate closed captioning, click the “CC” icon at the bottom right of the video screen. Rajendra Singh, the “Waterman of India”, winner of the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize, has led a decades-long successful campaign to reclaim degraded…

Walter Jehne (soil and climate scientist) and Michal Kravcik (hydrologist) Q&A

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Michal Kravcik: Slovakian hydrologistWalter Jehne: Australian soil and climate scientist Presented a Biodiversity for a Livable Climate’s “Restoring Water Cycles to Reverse Global Warming” conference October 16th-18th, 2015 at Tufts University. #climatechange #watercycle #waterconservation

Maude Barlow, Rajendra Singh, Precious Phiri: Activist Panel- Empowering Water Restoration

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Moderated by Adam Sacks, our three panelists speak of success in mobilizing people to work for water restoration in widely varied settings. Maude Barlow speaks on how water supply and water rights are at the heart of many…

Walter Jehne, Thomas Goreau, Jan Lambert, Michal Kravcik: Water and Climate Policy Panel

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Policy panel: Building Water Cycles into the International Climate Debate Walter Jehne, Tom Goreau and Jan Lambert with Michal Kravčík each speak on the opportunities for broadening the debate over climate as we approach COP21 in Paris. How…

Jim Laurie & His Homeschool AP Biology Students: Nature Wants to Be Wet

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Restoration ecologist Jim Laurie illuminates the vital connections between water cycles and biodiversity, describing numerous keystone species – from microbes and worms to beavers, burrowing animals and ruminants – which increase water infiltration and retention in landscapes. By…

Jan Lambert: Retain the Rain, No More Down the Drain!

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Jan Lambert introduces, by way of photos and illustrations, the richly varied ways in which rainwater is now being successfully restored into landscapes. From holistic green pastures in America to green roofs in Scotland, from using beaver dams…

Precious Phiri: Community Grazing for Community Abundance

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Precious Phiri of Zimbabwe discusses the managed grazing of ruminants from the perspective of how it opens soils for water – and raises water tables and brings back surface water for crops, domestic animals and wildlife, along with…

Jim Laurie: Closing the Nutrient Loop

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Jim Laurie has used natural biological processes to turn some of the most toxic and polluted effluent around – both sewage and industrial waste – into clean, clear water. Presented at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate’s “Restoring Water…

Scott Horsley: From Gray to Green Infrastructure

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Hydrologist Scott Horsley discusses green infrastructure as the new tool of water harvesting in urban areas and other settled landscapes. Presented at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate’s “Restoring Water Cycles to Reverse Global Warming” conference at Tufts University,…

Emaline Conkey & Brianna Klauer: New Climate Leaders

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Emaline Conkey, Senior, Mascoma Valley Regional High School in New Hampshire, and Brianna Klauer, Sophomore, Hartford High School in Vermont, are two student leaders in the “Climate, Water, Soil and Hope” program developed by Didi Pershouse of the…

Foster Brown: Maintaining Forest Cover and Biodiversity in Amazonia

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Foster Brown is a senior scientist for Woods Hole Research Institute, based in the State of Acre in the western Amazon. He explains the challenges of protecting Amazonia especially from fire, and of mobilizing local populations for ecological…

Maude Barlow: Civilization & Water- Scarcity, Abundance, and the Road Less Traveled

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Maude Barlow, longtime Canadian global activist for water rights, will describe the current crisis of global communities whose access to clean water is threatened by ecological damage and corporate exploitation. Presented at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate’s “Restoring…

Steve Apfelbaum: Emulating Nature

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Steve Apfelbaum explains how restoring biodiverse landscapes can be the most effective way to manage stormwater, as demonstrated in projects such as Seneca Meadows in New York state. Presented at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate’s “Restoring Water Cycles…

Judith Schwartz: Water and Climate- An Overview

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Journalist Judith Schwartz, author of the groundbreaking book, Cows Save the Planet, gives the perspective of a concerned citizen seeking to understand how water fits into the complex workings of climate change. Presented at Biodiversity for a Livable…

Walter Jehne: The Natural History of Water on Earth

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Australian soil and climate scientist Walter Jehne discusses how the five kingdoms of life have created water cycles, moving water through sea, soil and air, navigating tumultuous changes through geological ages to the present, and how the human…

Michal Kravick: The New Water Paradigm (with captions)

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ To activate closed captioning, click the “CC” icon at the bottom right of the video screen. Michal Kravčík guides us through the concepts of the New Water Paradigm in greater detail, showing how water cycles can be supported…

Michal Kravcik: The New Water Reality (with captions)

Innovative Slovakian hydrologist Michal Kravčík gives an introduction to his New Water Paradigm and the critical importance of regional or “small” rainwater cycles. The result is a set of empowering ecological concepts that enable people everywhere to secure clean and adequate water, prevent floods and drought and moderate local climate, simply by harvesting rainfall. Since…

Adam Sacks: Welcome to a Water Story Untold

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Executive Director Adam Sacks welcomes conference attendees and speaks about the importance of water. Presented at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate’s “Restoring Water Cycles to Reverse Global Warming” conference October 16th-18th, 2015 at Tufts University. #waterconservation #watersecurity #cleanwater

John D. Liu “Green Gold” Clip: Ethiopia Tree Planting

An example of ecological restoration in Ethiopia, excerpted from John D. Liu’s documentary “Green Gold”. Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ #regeneration #naturalresources #naturedocumentary

Jim Laurie: Microbes ‘R’ Us

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Our restoration ecologist Jim Laurie shares some of the revolutionary ideas developed by Lynn Margulis on the deep relationship among microbes, and all life including humans. Join us as we explore the importance of microbial activity to restoring…

Mel King – From the Past, Into the Future

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Featuring Mel King, Community Activist, State Legislator, Affordable Housing Advocate, MIT Faculty As a State Legislator, Mel King was a leader in the effort to preserve agricultural land in Massachusetts. He founded the South End Technology Center and…

Jennifer Lawrence, Duke Bitsko, Lenni Armstrong, Ellen Mass: Eco-Restoration as Climate Activism

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Jennifer Lawrence, Sustainability Planner for the City of Cambridge, speaks on the City’s ongoing Vulnerability Assessment on climate change, and some possible measures the City can take to improve its climate resilience. Duke Bitsko, landscape architect with Chester…

Phil Colarusso, Jonathan Bates, Luisa Oliveira, Joy Gary, Bruce Fulford Q&A

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Phil Colarusso, Boston Office of the EPAJonathan Bates, Permaculturist, Co-Author of Paradise LotLuisa Oliveira, Landscape architect, City of SomervilleJoy Gary, Urban Farm Grower, Revision Urban Farm, Dorchester, MassachusettsBruce Fulford, Owner, City Soil Part of the Urban and Suburban…

Joy Gary – Urban Farming for a Shelter and a CSA

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Revision Urban Farm is an innovative community-based urban agriculture project that grows produce in its own fields and provides access to affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate food to residents of the ReVision Family Home and its extended community.…

Bruce Fulford – Compost for a City

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Featuring Bruce Fulford, Owner, City Soil. The linkages between urban farms, conservation foundations, and municipalities can all reinforce the power of urban agriculture. Bruce Fulford describes creating agricultural land in an urban setting. Presented at the Urban and…

Jonathan Bates – From Bare Ground to Urban Paradise on One-Tenth of an Acre

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Featuring Jonathan Bates, Permaculturist, Co-Author of Paradise Lot. A neglected Holyoke house lot is re-born as a thriving edible forest garden with a wide variety of edible plants and trees. Jonathan Bates offers an overview of how he…

Luisa Oliveira – Enabling and Protecting Urban Agriculture

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Featuring Luisa Oliveira, Landscape architect, City of Somerville. Luisa Oliveira led the team that developed an urban agriculture ordinance for Somerville, the first in New England. She speaks on the traditions, benefits and value of growing urban food,…

Phil Colarusso – Blue Carbon: The Shore Less Traveled

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Featuring Phil Colarusso, Boston Office of the EPA. Wetlands and coastal waters are exceptionally effective at storing carbon as well as performing many other ecosystem functions. Phil Colarusso tells us how cities and the global climate benefit from…

Thomas Akin, Eric T. Fleisher, Charlotte O’Brien, Allison Houghton Q&A

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Thomas Akin, State Resource Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation ServiceEric ‘T’ Fleischer, Consultant, Harvard Landscape ServicesCharlotte O’Brien, Biochar EntrepreneurAllison Houghton, Permaculture and Gardening Teacher Part of the Urban and Suburban Carbon Farming to Reverse Global Warming Conference, organized…

Allison Houghton – Permaculture Gardens

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Featuring Allison Houghton, Permaculture and Gardening Teacher. Permaculture methods for ecological design are especially useful for bringing productivity and biodiversity to urban settings. Allison Houghton shares some methods for planning and growing successful garden spaces. Presented at the…

Charlotte O’ Brien – Biochar Basics

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Charlotte O’Brien, Biochar Entrepreneur Biochar is soil amendment made from biomass that leads to fertility and improved plant health and growth. It was developed by indigenous people in the Amazon hundreds of years ago and has excited broad…

Eric ‘T’ Fleischer – Compost Tea Time

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Featuring Eric ‘T’ Fleischer, Consultant, Harvard Landscape Services. There are many challenges in improving urban soils. Eric Fleischer reviews these challenges and focuses on Harvard’s successful soil-enhancement project using compost tea applications. Presented at the Urban and Suburban…

Thomas Akin – Cover Crops

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Featuring Thomas Akin, State Resource Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Cover cropping is a soil health-building practice gaining currency in cropland agriculture but also well suited to improving urban soils. Soil-incorporated cover crops provide large volumes of…

Adam Sacks: The Climate Imperative

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Adam Sacks introduces carbon farming for cities and suburbs, using green plants to pull carbon out of the atmosphere and store it in the soil. It’s by far the most promising means to tackle global warming, and it’s…

Nathan Philips, Eric Olson, David Morimoto, David Lefcourt Q&A

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Nathan Phillips, Earth and Environment Department, Boston UniversityEric Olson, Brandeis UniversityDavid Morimoto, Biologist, Lesley UniversityDavid Lefcourt, Arborist, City of Cambridge Presented at the Urban and Suburban Carbon Farming to Reverse Global Warming Conference, organized by Biodiversity for a…

David Lefcourt: City Trees

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Featuring David Lefcourt, Arborist, City of Cambridge. David will discuss how a municipality, with active citizens and volunteers, can get the greatest benefit from its trees for climate and biodiversity. Presented at the Urban and Suburban Carbon Farming…

David Morimoto: A Walk in the Urban Woods

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Featuring David Morimoto, Biologist, Lesley University. The extraordinary wild spaces that still remain in our cities benefit our spiritual and mental health, not to mention the quality of the air and water. David Morimoto shares slides of the…

Eric Olson: Biodiversity in the City

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Featuring Eric Olson, Brandeis University. Biodiversity contributes significantly to our resilience and quality of life. Eric Olson addresses the presence of countless non-native species of plants and animals in our cities, how we can take steps to re-establish…

Nathan Phillips: The Ecology of the City

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ An overview of our modern urban ecology, shaped and profoundly altered by human actions. Our relationship with our urban ecosystem can be improved if we recognize the threats that we bring through development and technology and the ways…

Quinton Zondervan & Lucy Alexander: Urban and Suburban Carbon Farming to Reverse Global Warming

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ A welcome from Quinton Zondervan, President of Green Cambridge, and Lucy Alexander, Policy Coordinator for the Climate Action Business Association (CABA), on behalf of their organizations which sponsored our conference. Presented at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate’s “Urban…

Bruce Fulford, Mark Smith, Liz Wiley, Emily Jodka: Urban Agriculture in a Thriving Bioregion

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Some of the benefits of urban agriculture are well known: increased access to healthy fresh food, reduced “food miles,” and building robust local communities. Looking through the carbon farming lens we also see more benefits: biodiverse landscapes, building…

Paul Schmid, Maggie Payne, William McCaffrey: Local Carbon Farming

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ How do we continue to farm productively and profitably without having to change everything we do? This panel will focus on several key practical elements that significantly increase the restorative powers of farming for biodiversity and carbon sequestration,…

Engin Atasay, Jim Corven, Rachael Furlong, Zoe Hansen-DiBello: Educating the New Climate Paradigm

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ In this era of global warming and extreme weather events we face the uncommonly difficult task of preparing our children for the future. How do we explain to them what is happening, and how we got here? How…

Sam Sutter: New Paths in Climate Activism at the Local Level

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ As Bristol County District Attorney, Sam Sutter took a courageous step in his public acknowledgement of the dangers of global warming in the Lobster Boat Blockade case last fall. How did he make the transition to an icon…

Gillian Davies & Jim Laurie Q&A

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Gillian Davies, Senior Wetlands Scientist, BSC GroupJim Laurie, Restoration Ecologist, Biodiversity for a Livable Climate From Biodiversity for a Livable Climate conference “Reversing Global Warming: Carbon Farming for Food, Health, Prosperity and Planet” at Bristol Community College in…