Global Earth Repair Summit

This event October 21 to 24 is one of several inspirational global events in October. A feature of this summit is its delivery in three time zones and the inclusion of in-person hubs. The Summit includes three days (October 21,22 and 24) of 24 hours of round-the-world programming. Three different time regions of the world … Continue reading Global Earth Repair Summit

Could WHANGĀREI be a Biophilic City?

Biophilia is our attraction to other forms of life manifested in a desire to commune with nature. The energy we put into our pets, our gardens, and the recreational activities that immerse us in nature are the places where this deep human need is met. Plants add huge value aesthetically and contribute to our well-being … Continue reading Could WHANGĀREI be a Biophilic City?

Open letter: Aotearoa New Zealand needs climate policy that addresses our unique challenges

Our climate change policies are inadequate and will limit our ability to make any meaningful difference for mitigating climate change. The national climate narrative is fixated on primary production and specifically farming. In assessing the climate impact of farming, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane emissions are the main focus. This sets the scene for … Continue reading Open letter: Aotearoa New Zealand needs climate policy that addresses our unique challenges

How plants cool and heal the climate

My book How plants cool and heal the climate: Finding solutions close to home is now published and available on Amazon as a paperback or hardback. I will have copies from the printer by the end of July. Here's the cover. While we have to stop using fossil fuels as soon as possible, solutions to … Continue reading How plants cool and heal the climate

water – the key to healing the climate

This video from Zachary Weiss of Water Stories includes excellent animations to illustrate the climate dynamics that we (humans) have damaged. Understanding this is fundamentally important to choose, design, and implement the best action to heal the climate and reverse global warming. We also must also reduce, and as quickly as possible eliminate our dependence … Continue reading water – the key to healing the climate