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Forum: Thursday, April 13th, 2017      



  The Regenerative Soil Solution 


There's hope in the earth, that is, the soil. Soil4Climate affirms the myriad ways improving soil rewards us in our fight against climate change. Regenerative land use:

  • heals land
  • boosts soil fertility
  • prevents flooding
  • enhances drought resilience
  • increases the nutritional content of food
  • restores wildlife habitat
  • sequesters carbon

Soil4Climate's recent article, cowritten with's Bill McKibben 

and Tweeted about by the author Michael Pollan, is at:


Karl Thidemann, co-founder of the group, will be our guest at the April BASEA Forum to discuss this tremendously hopeful topic, which integrates with climate movement goals and is beginning to take root in state-level agricultural policy.


 Location: First Parish in Cambridge Unitarian Universalist;  3 Church Street, Harvard Square

Time: Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; Presentation begins at 7:30 p.m

Karl Thidemann is co-founder of Soil4Climate and Somerville Climate Action. He serves on the board of the Somerville Community Growing Center, a quarter-acre urban oasis offering organic gardening experiences, artistic and cultural programs. Karl's focus is climate communications, including poetry. He holds a B.A. in chemistry from Wesleyan University. 


Soil4Climate, a nonprofit organization, advocates for soil restoration as a climate solution. It promotes regenerative land management practices to capture atmospheric carbon and encourages collaboration with the larger body of climate activism. Uniting "drawdown" strategies with emissions reduction, divestment from fossil fuels, a price on carbon, and climate justice advocacy creates a powerful alliance.
Join Soil4Climate at:

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Location: First Parish in Cambridge Unitarian Universalist 
3 Church Street, Harvard Square

Time: Doors open at 7:00 p.m.  Presentation begins at 7:30 p.m.




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The Boston Area Solar Energy Association is convinced that New England's primary dependence on non-renewable energy sources is costly to our environmental, social, economic and political systems.

Therefore, we foster the design and use of solar and sustainable energy technologies through education, advocacy and the demonstration of practical, cost effective techniques.

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