ecosystem restoration

Global wildfires vs ecosystem restoration

We are sure you have been following the news with growing dismay about the forest fires around the world. California has featured heavily in the news. We are receiving alarming reports from our camps. Last week camp Farm of the Future in Brazil reported that 70% of the campsite has been devastated by a wildfire. This week we learned that
the people at Camp Hotlum in California are being evacuated, including our own John Liu
who has been at this camp for the past few months. The camps in Australia are also preparing for another fire season. We feel certain that the entire ERC community is
ready to contribute towards stopping these fires.

Ecosystem Services and Planetary Health in Camp Via Organica

From February 21 to March 1, 2020, about 20 people, mainly from Mexico and North America, gathered at the Via Organica Ranch near San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato, Mexico for an Ecosystem Restoration Camp. During the 10-day camp we learned about many of the regenerative agriculture systems in place on this 11-hectare ranch and …

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Ecosystem health and preventing future pandemics

What is a zoonotic pandemic? Risk factors for zoonotic emergence Zoonoses rely on close contact between human beings and non-human animals in order to emerge. Fundamentally, an increase in the frequency and proximity of encounters leads to an increased risk of transmission (9,10). Often though, the specific interactions are complex and depend on a variety …

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Learn. Dig. Plant. Restore. Repeat.

From January 27 to February 7, 2020, Camp Altiplano welcomed 10 diverse, enthusiastic people from six countries for a two-week ecosystem restoration experience at La Junquera farm in Murcia, Spain. The course was organised by Silvia Quarta, the new Altiplano camp coordinator, in partnership with La Junquera, Regeneration Academy, and Alvelal, a local regenerative farmers …

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How can we give more “sustainably” this Christmas without spoiling the fun?

  By Ben Stromback Christmas is one of the few holidays we have that still manages to fuel the flame of shared love and community values, in the otherwise overly materialist West void of meaningful ceremony outside of organised religion. Most of us here don’t have “fiestas” with our neighborhoods as in some places in …

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Why Catch the Rain?

I live in a temperate coastal rainforest on the eastern Pacific Rim. We have more water than most, but it all comes in winter. Our cold inland sea has four thousand kilometers of shoreline, ringed by snow-capped mountains to catch moist ocean wind. Our trees are legendary–an old forest can store 900 metric tons of …

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Map of the Netherlands 1968

If you want to change the land, the place to start is a map

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When I was young, I could spend hours looking in my school atlas. Looking at the maps, I got more and more curious about the land behind them. The Himalaya for example. I still have not visited the place, but just looking at it on a map, how high, how unsurpassable, how powerful this land …

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Proud to be part of the Next Way of Living

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A liveable future on this planet is hugely important, especially for young people. Sustainability should be a major issue with the millennial generation, but unfortunately it is not their top priority. Sustainable brands like WakaWaka, Kuyichi, Mud Jeans, Miss Green, Boho and many others have serious difficulties reaching the younger generation. One of the big …

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