Breakthrough Solutions for People and Planet
In this article from One Earth, Justin Winters talks about supporting emerging models of Indigenous-led conservation as a central solution to protecting biodiversity and solving climate change.
The nutrients in fruits and vegetables have declined in the past 50-70 years. People may be getting enough calories but could still experience hidden hunger – a lack of essential nutrients. Arty Mangan of Bioneers interviewed Dr. Gladis Zinati of The Rodale Institute to discusses how soil health and farming practices affect human health.
In nature, trees are linked to one another by a single tree that acts as a central hub. Suzanne refers to this tree as “The Mother Tree”. In her new book, “Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest”, Suzanne Simard explores the communal nature of trees and their shared network of interdependency. Described as a “scientific memoir”, read this excerpt from the introduction to her book titled “Connections”.
“Fall Like Rain” is an anthem of inspiration for these hard times. A ballad of remembrance. A lullaby to get us through the complex and complicated. “It’s a soft song with a hip hop sway to pick up the spirit and sooth the mind,” says García. “It was first born a week before the pandemic came to transform us all”.
President Biden’s Earth Day announcement of new 2030 climate goals represents a major turning point in U.S. climate policy. It is easily the most ambitious commitment this country has made, but the jury is still out in terms of both the climate reality and the political reality.
Award Winning filmmaker Mark Kitchell has produced an iconic body of work, including his landmark feature documentary “Berkeley in the ‘60s,” “A Fierce Green Fire,” chronicling the origins and evolution of the environmental movement, and “The Evolution of Organic," a first-hand account of the birth and growth of the organic movement. We spoke with Mark about his films and upcoming projects.
Carolina Putnam is the founder and Director of Reviveolution, based in Peru that works with an intercultural team of Indigenous wisdom-keepers, inspiring leaders, and global pioneers committed to a socially and ecologically thriving world.
Dr. Whendee Silver of UC Berkeley is researching the bio-geochemical effects of climate change and human impacts on the environment, and the potential for mitigating these effects. Whendee is currently working with the Marin Carbon Project to establish a scientific basis for carbon farming practices that, if implemented globally, could have a significant impact on mitigating climate change.
Malik Yakini, Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, will explore how the current industrial food system that supplies most of our food creates inequities, based in part on the social construct we call “race.” He will share wise perspectives on addressing racism, thinking beyond the logic of capitalism and how we…
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