11th Hour Project Sponsors Conference to Reverse Global Warming

Soil Carbon Capture Conference Gains Prominent Climate Funding Partner
Nov. 10, 2014 - PRLog -- Biodiversity for a Livable Climate (BLC) today announced the 11th Hour Project, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation, is now a premier sponsor of its upcoming conference, "Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming." This event, co-sponsored by the Tufts Institute for the Environment and the Tufts Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, will take place November 21-23, 2014, at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

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," said Kevin Boyer, Program Associate for the 11th Hour Project.

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 Ecological Landscape Alliance, Edible Landscapes, Food Tank, Gardens for Health International, Global Coral Reef Alliance, Green Cambridge, Healthy Soils Australia, the International Biochar Initiative, Kiss the Ground, the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions, the Massachusetts Climate Action Network, Mni Rainwater Harvesting, Organic Consumers Association, Polyface Farm, Remineralize the Earth, the Schumacher Center for a New Economics, Shared Harvest CSA, Somerville Climate Action, the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Sustainable Milton, and Sustainable World Media.

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/conference-2014

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.

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