Using my backyard to fight global warming

A Climate Victory Garden is grounded in the carbon-sucking principles of regenerative agriculture, which uses practices that mimic nature. Regenerative farmers basically allow plants to work their magic, and keep more carbon in the ground, by practicing minimal tilling, planting a mix of crops, keeping roots in the ground year round, and shoveling on lots of organic material. So what does this mean for the backyard gardener? It boils down to this: make soil-building the priority before you plant your garden, and afterwards. So, want to do something, anything, for the planet? Here are a few tips for starting your own Climate Victory Garden.

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How to throw a more climate-friendly BBQ

Air pollution, food waste, and meat! The environmental impact of grilling adds up. Here are some tips on how to throw a more earth-friendly BBQ for this July 4th.

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Can kelp help save us? Only if we eat it.

Kelp is nutritious, sure. But it’s also one of the most powerful climate change fighters to ever enter the food category. It de-acidifies ocean water, sequesters phosphorus, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, and improves water quality so significantly that shellfish farmed alongside it have stronger shells and larger, sweeter meat. The problem for local kelp fisherman? Not enough people want to eat it.

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Progress in fight against Big Ag polluters

The truth is no one really knows how much factory farm waste is escaping into our environment because no federal agency collects consistent and reliable information on the number, size, and location of large-scale agricultural operations, nor the pollution they’re emitting. Without this information, no one can monitor and hold CAFOS accountable for mismanaged waste and related health and environmental damage. Stanford Law Professor Daniel Ho and PhD student Cassandra Handan-Nader are hoping to change that.


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