11th Hour Project Sponsors Conference to Reverse Global Warming
Soil Carbon Capture Conference Gains Prominent Climate Funding Partner
The 11th Hour Project’s Ecological Agriculture program focuses on building resilient food systems in the U.S. by reforming animal agriculture, strengthening regional food hubs, and supporting long-term movement building.
"Ecological restoration offers a hopeful climate future of natural carbon sinks, restored biodiversity, and enhanced food security. We are honored and pleased our efforts have gained the sponsorship of the 11th Hour Project," commented Adam Sacks, Executive Director of BLC.
"We are supporting this effort as I feel Biodiversity for a Livable Climate is really the counterpart on the East Coast to the soil carbon capture we are working to achieve here in California. BLC shares our vision of the many environmental and societal benefits offered by an ecoagricultural approach to climate mitigation,"
With this announcement, the 11th Hour Project joins conference sponsors including the Savory Institute, Applied Ecological Services, Better Future Project, the Bionutrient Food Association, the Institute for Sustainability and Post-Carbon Education at Bristol Community College, Cambridge Naturals, Carbon Drawdown Solutions, EPIC Grass-Fed Meat Bars, the Massachusetts Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association, and Wright-Locke Farm.
Conference partners include the 2015 International Year of Soils program of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), Better Future Project, the Carbon Farming Course at the Resilience Foundation, The Carbon Underground, Chelsea Green Publishing, Citizens Climate Lobby, the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions (http://www.communitysolution.org/
The "Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming" conference, open to the public, will feature talks and panel discussions from leading representatives of the scientific, agricultural, and climate activist communities. Full conference details are available at http://bio4climate.org/
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was founded in 2013 to promote maximizing nature's potential to remove excess carbon from the air.