Business, Environment and Ecology, Free News Articles, NonProfit and Charities

Synergy for Ecological Solutions Makes Grant for Soil Health and Climate Wellness

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The nonprofit Synergy for Ecological Solutions made their first grant to Carbon Asset Network's landowner member, Hellyer Ranch. This grant will enable the ranch to execute a customized plan for greater soil health developed by both Hellyer and Carbon Asset Network's certified professional agronomist, Neal Fehringer.

The increase in soil health is a result in improving plant production, which causes an increase in photosynthesis. More photosynthesis removes additional carbon dioxide from the air and, in turn release more oxygen into the air and secures more carbon into the soil by increased root growth from more vegetative growth. This is the basis for 'carbon sinks' and 'carbon sequestration,' which is Nature's method of cleaning our air.

"Sometimes it's not understood that there's a natural connection between improving our soil and reducing carbon in our air," says John Robitaille, Director of Carbon Asset Network (CAN). "CAN works with the manager of the land to develop a customized science-based solution to increase soil health and meet their land goals. This is the new way forward."

The manager of the land, called Land Stewards, enlists in the You360 program, which provides funding to develop the soil for one year. The Land Stewards can be ranchers, farmers, or managers of any open land, such as parks or golf courses. This is not connected to any government program and the funding comes from donations to the nonprofit, Synergy for Ecological Solutions.

The nonprofit has developed a unique way to fundraise for climate wellness, using donated funds to clean our air, which empowers individuals and businesses to be advocates for the environment.

"There are many people who wake up each day, concerned about our climate. And, businesses are looking for ways to meet ESG goals. Yet, until now, the only solutions offered were to eat vegan, recycle, and perhaps protest fossil fuels. SYNERGY gives the opportunity to donate in order to improve soil health," says Jeff Holder, Director of Synergy for Ecological Solutions. "We encourage a change of mindset. Rather than wishing for a carbon neutral future in the next few years or decades, let's make a change right now, today. Finally, everyone can do something that has a direct impact on our climate."

In the You360 program, donors can donate towards one acre of land for $30 a month/$360 a year. It's a one-year commitment and the funds pay for agronomy/soil testing and development, with the lion's share going directly to the Land Steward.

The funds are often used for additional equipment such as a no-till drill or for fencing and labor to help with mob grazing, a practice that has proven to sequester more carbon.

"We celebrate this new way to help ranchers improve their soil," says Jim Magagna, Executive Vice-President of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association. "With funds from CAN, the rancher is able to adjust their operation with the result of healthier soil and healthier land."

"At Hellyer Ranch, we have taken some steps towards soil health, but with this grant, we can accomplish major goals," says Jim Hellyer. "You'll never find a better steward for our environment than someone who manages land."

For more information contact, https://synergyforecologicalsolutions.org/ or http://carbonassetnetwork.com/.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jeff Holder
Synergy for Ecological Solutions
Jeff.Holder@SynergyForEcologicalSolutions.org
307.369.4444

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Business, Environment and Ecology, Free News Articles, Water and Wastes

Encore Green Environmental Technologies and Licensing Announces Water Desalination Technology Purchase

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Encore Green Environmental Technologies & Licensing (EGETL) announces the purchase of water treatment technology equipment formerly known as NOMAD from XRI/Fountain Quail.

"The NOMAD desalination technology is the most capable, reliable, and energy efficient technology available to treat industrial by-product water. It's held that title for almost 20 years now and remains the only proven and cost-effective thermal evaporator available at commercial scale," said Darren Smith, Encore Green Environmental's Chief Technology Officer. "Combined with our Conservation By-Design(tm) methodology, this is the energy industry's way forward for ESG."

The agreement to purchase has been signed and set to close by June 21st. NOMAD has generated in excess of 30 million barrels of freshwater from Texas oil and gas fields alone and EGETL will be incorporating design improvements and offering the next generation NOMAD to the agricultural community.

"With our sister company, Carbon Asset Network and the nonprofit, Synergy for Ecological Solutions, this new purchase accelerates our ability to serve our agricultural partners," says John Robitaille, CEO of Encore Green Environmental and Director of Carbon Asset Network. "By cleaning by-product industrial water for surface application, we create a new source of water for the arid West. This exponentially improves soil health, which traps more carbon in the soil and roots and less carbon in our air. This is a new day for agriculture and environmentalism, with a turn-key path to meet ESG goals."

"Encore Green has developed a relationship with Brent Halldorson and we are delighted to carry on the NOMAD legacy that he and his family started in Calgary years ago. Brent and his father's vision is now coupled with agriculture where there will always be a need for freshwater," says Marvin Nash, Encore Green Environmental's Co-Founder.

Encore Green Environmental Technologies & Licensing is a sister company of Encore Green Environmental in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

To learn more, visit

- https://www.encoregreenenvironmental.com/
- CarbonAssetNetwork.com
- https://synergyforecologicalsolutions.org/

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Business, Entertainment, Environment and Ecology, Free News Articles, Religion and Churches

‘Restore Our Earth’ is the Theme of Earth Day 2021 and the Passion and Way of Life of Scientologist Peter Vajda

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Scientology Network's "Meet a Scientologist" television series celebrates the work of agricultural engineer Peter Vajda, the Church of Scientology International announced today. For Vajda, this year's Earth Day theme, "Restore Our Earth," is a passion and way of life as it focuses attention on regenerating the world's ecosystems through natural processes, emerging green technologies and innovative thinking.

"With the population growing and productive farmland decreasing, this is a race to save future generations," Vajda says in his "Meet a Scientologist" episode that can be viewed on the Scientology Network.

In speaking of the reason this theme was selected, Kathleen Rogers, president and CEO of Earthday.org states, "Our soils are in horrendous shape, worldwide, not just in the U.S. We're looking at global, catastrophic misuse of our soils."

Agriculture depends on friendly bacteria. Without these microscopic organisms, crops can't grow. Each year, we lose 75 billion tons of fertile soil, says Vajda, who points out that at this rate we will run out of fertile soil in another 60 years.

His company, Phylazonit, organically grows good bacteria to restore the soil so it can support life again.

Learn how the innovative work of this ardent environmentalist is reversing this crisis in his native Hungary and across the globe. Watch Vajda's episode of "Meet a Scientologist" on the Scientology Network.

Broadcast from Scientology Media Productions, the Church's global media center in Los Angeles, the Scientology Network can be streamed on Scientology.tv and is available through satellite television, mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.

The Scientology Network was launched in March 2018 by Mr. David Miscavige, ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion. It has been viewed in 240 countries and territories worldwide in 17 languages.

Learn more at:

https://www.scientology.tv/series/meet-a-scientologist/peter-vajda.html

https://www.scientology.tv/series/inside-scientology/scientology-media-productions.html

https://www.scientology.tv/apps/

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Business, Environment and Ecology, Free News Articles, Green Business

Appalachian Gap Distillery Becomes Country’s First Climate Neutral Certified Distillery

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- In response to the urgency of the climate crisis, Appalachian Gap Distillery is delighted to announce that it is officially Climate Neutral Certified. All of its brands -- AppGap, Split Spirits, and Vermont Creemee Liqueurs -- proudly share the certification.

"Doing the right thing has always been at the core of who we are across all of our brands," says distillery co-founder Lars Hubbard. "We love that our spirits are made from grains sourced as close as possible to the distillery and support our local farmers." These spent grains are then turned into clean power at a local biodigester, which supports the local green economy.

Lars adds that "when people come visit our tasting room, they pass six solar arrays that provide the majority of our electricity and symbolize our commitment to sustainability." These panels help to minimize emissions from direct operations.

The carbon footprint measurement process revealed there was an opportunity to reduce emissions from powering the steam system, which uses natural gas. As a result, Appalachian Gap Distillery has already made the switch to using renewable natural gas derived largely from local farms to further reduce its direct emissions.

"We've done a tremendous amount to make energy efficient decisions to keep our operation's' climate footprint small," says co-founder Chuck Burkins. "In order to give our customers the confidence of knowing that each bottle is truly carbon neutral from grain to glass, we rigorously measured emissions within our supply chain and offset those we cannot control directly."

Appalachian Gap Distillery offset 59 metric tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent by supporting nature-based projects like encouraging sustainable agriculture and protecting important ecosystems. In order to further reduce supply chain emissions, the distillery has switched to using 100% recycled glass bottles that have not had their natural greenish hue bleached with harmful chemicals and high heat processes.

Will Drucker, AppGap's Head of Hustle, was drawn to join Appalachian Gap Distillery because of the distillery's commitment to sustainability and the exceptional quality of their spirits. "It was evident that they adhered to the highest standards of quality and took great care throughout the entire spirit production process, and that this care extended to the natural environment and the community as a whole," says Will.

"Appalachian Gap Distillery and our other Climate Neutral Certified brands are leading the global shift to a net-zero economy by doing what all companies should be doing immediately: measuring, offsetting, and reducing their carbon emissions," says Climate Neutral CEO, Austin Whitman. "Our label helps consumers identify these brands. It's a recognizable and trusted symbol that turns everyday purchases into meaningfully positive climate action."

Climate Neutral's certification is based on internationally recognized standards for carbon measurement, neutrality, and offsetting. Each brand must measure Scope 1, 2, and 3 cradle-to-customer greenhouse gas emissions for the prior calendar year. Then a brand must buy verified carbon credits to offset its entire footprint. This directs investment into critical carbon sequestration projects such as forest conservation, renewable energy, and carbon capture technologies. Finally, brands commit to a reduction action plan to cut future emissions within a 12-24 month timeline, reporting progress on those plans annually. All of the brand's data is publicly available on Climate Neutral's website. The process is repeated annually when companies must re-certify.

ABOUT CLIMATE NEUTRAL

Climate Neutral is a nonprofit organization working with brands and consumers to decrease global greenhouse gas emissions. The label, Climate Neutral Certified, is the universal standard in carbon neutrality. It is earned by brands who measure, offset, and reduce their entire carbon footprint, making it easy for consumers to shop with concern for the global climate. Learn more about Climate Neutral and browse all of the certified brands at http://www.climateneutral.org/.

ABOUT APPALACHIAN GAP DISTILLERY

Appalachian Gap Distillery hand crafts sustainable spirits with Vermont character, in Middlebury, VT. Quality, creativity and a deep respect for the environment are the driving forces behind Appalachian Gap's products. To learn more about Appalachian Gap Distillery, visit https://www.appgap.com/.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Appalachian Gap Distillery Contact: Will Drucker
will@appgap.com, 773.726.0954

Climate Neutral Contact: Torie Dye
torie.dye@purpleorangepr.com, 614.315.2042

Related link: https://appalachiangap.com/

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Books and Publishing, Business, Entertainment, Environment and Ecology, Free News Articles, Green Business

Groundbreaking New Release ‘Be Decent’ Reveals the Secrets of Green Tech

DENVER, Colo. -- Author and activist Samantha Joule Fow, CEO of Denver-based Axiom Communications, Inc., has published a groundbreaking new book that reveals how anyone and everyone concerned about the environment can use green technology to help address everything from litter to extinction. "Be Decent: Environmental Activism 2.0" (ISBN: 978-1735682815) is available now on Amazon and will be coming to local bookstores soon.

Many people care deeply about the environment but struggle to understand what they can do to prevent the damage being done to our planet by climate change, pollution, extinction, and unsustainable development. The groundbreaking new release "Be Decent: Environmental Activism 2.0" explains how we can all use decentralized green technologies to solve the environmental health and safety issues that are threatening our planet, our communities, and our lives.

"Be Decent" encourages a solution-oriented approach to our most pressing environmental threats. Even in the absence of support from centralized political or economic institutions, communities can use the increasing variety of decentralized technologies - or, as author and activist Samantha Joule Fow refers to it, "decent tech" - to address local environmental problems for themselves. Whether it's creating and sharing content about environmental issues or using the most cutting-edge decentralized digital technologies to build functional carbon trading markets, Be Decent shows how all of us can be decent people with the power of decent tech.

"First and foremost, my goal with this book is to empower people the knowledge that they can make a positive impact on our local and global environmental health," said author Samantha Joule Fow, a vocal environmental advocate and innovation consultant. "It's so easy to feel overwhelmed by things like climate change or the amount of plastic pollution that's accumulating in our oceans. But in truth, there are decentralized green technologies out there that can solve our most pressing environmental problems. Decent people with decent tech can save the planet - all we have to do, is 'Be Decent'!"

"Be Decent: Environmental Activism 2.0" is copyrighted (c) 2021 by Samantha Joule Fow and distributed through Axiom Communications, Inc. and its partners and subsidiaries.

To learn more visit: https://bedecentbook.com/

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1735682810

About Axiom Communications, Inc.

Based in Denver, Colorado, Axiom Communications Inc. is a privately held marketing, technical writing, brand development, press and publication company that provides authentic enterprise solutions for our digital world. Founded in 2017, the growing team at Axiom Communications is committed to connecting people through content-based outreach that engages people in a warm, friendly, and interesting way. We offer a smart, modern, and forward-thinking approach to marketing, thought leadership, and creative ways to build your brand's digital identity and audience.

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Business, Environment and Ecology, Free News Articles, Funding and Investment

Approximately $100 Million Available for Wildlife Habitat Grants

SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC) last week issued its annual Call for Funding Request from the Outdoor Heritage Fund. Approximately $100 million will be available for both metro and statewide grants to aid Minnesota habitat restoration, preservation and enhancement.

Requests are due to the LSOHC Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 4 p.m. The funds for approved programs signed into law during the 2022 legislative session will be available Thursday, July 1, 2022.

Since the Outdoor Heritage Fund's creation in 2008, $1.2 billion in on-the-ground habitat programs has been recommended and over 1 million acres of Minnesota forests, prairies and wetlands have been restored, protected and/or enhanced. The latest set of recommendations for $127.8 million is currently before the Minnesota legislature.

The process is competitive and open to all who wish to apply. "These grants are focused on restoring, protecting and enhancing habitat for fish, game and wildlife," said Mark Johnson, LSOHC Executive Director. "This beneficially impacts our natural resources of course, but it also enriches the lives of Minnesotans through a healthier, more accessible environment."

Proposal requirements and terms of funding are outlined in the Call for Funding Request. To view details or learn more, visit: http://www.lsohc.leg.mn/. For answers to specific questions, contact LSOHC Staff: http://www.lsohc.leg.mn/staff.

About Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council

The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council is composed of eight citizens and four legislators and makes annual recommendations to the legislature for use of the Outdoor Heritage Fund. The Outdoor Heritage Fund is one of four funds established as a result of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy amendment, passed by Minnesota voters in November of 2008. The amendment established a dedicated sales tax increase of three-eighths of 1%. One-third of the dollars raised are deposited in the Outdoor Heritage Fund and expenditures must be used to restore, protect and enhance Minnesota's wetlands, prairies, forests and habitat for fish, game and wildlife. Current LSOHC members are listed on the LSOHC website members page: https://www.lsohc.leg.mn/Member/index.

Related link: https://www.lsohc.leg.mn/

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Business, Environment and Ecology, Free News Articles, Government

Environmental Justice Leader Mustafa Ali to Dialogue with White House Advisor Gina McCarthy at BIPOC Climate Justice Virtual Event

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After an introduction by U.S. Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry, environmental justice leader, Mustafa Santiago Ali, will discuss the Biden-Harris Administration's approach to climate justice with White House Advisor Gina McCarthy during a panel discussion at the day-long virtual BIPOC Climate Justice event. The panel, "White House Climate Overview," starts at 12:55 PM on Thursday, April 8, 2020, the HBCU Green Fund announced today.

A former official at the Environmental Protection Agency, Ali is the vice president of environmental justice, climate and community revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation and founder of Revitalization Strategies. Gina McCarthy is a leading environmental health and air quality expert. EPA under President Obama and helped in efforts to secure the Paris Climate agreement.

Convened by the HBCU Green Fund, Land Peace Foundation, BIPOC Climate Scholars Project, and U.S. Action for Climate Empowerment Coordinating Team, the event will provide an opportunity for climate leaders to discuss national climate goals and priorities with top administration officials and federal agency representatives.

Climate leaders will discuss BIPOC priorities for a just transition, culturally responsive climate action, and will also introduce the community-driven U.S. framework for Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE), as recommended in Article 12 of the Paris Agreement. They will also discuss implementation of Biden's Justice40 initiative across federal agencies.

The BIPOC Climate Justice Dialogue is free and open to the public. For An agenda participant list visit http://hbcugreenfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/BIPOC_Dialogues_Agenda.pdf.

WHAT: Panel featuring John Kerry, Mustafa Ali, Gina McCarthy, Felicia M. Davis

WHERE: Facebook Live: https://m.facebook.com/HBCUGreenFund

ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81039783325?pwd=RUV1dUZpY0ZxcEpSVENTV2RuSzZqZz09

WHEN: DATE: Thursday April 8, 2020

TIME: 12:55 PM until 1:30 PM**

**(please note: the day-long event is 9 AM - 5 PM)

CONTACT: Media is invited to attend. For more information email edmedia@dogonvillage.com, text: 818.613.9521, phone: 770.961.6200.

ABOUT HBCU GREEN FUND

The HBCU Green Fund promotes investment in sustainable campus solutions, interdisciplinary sustainability curriculum development, student and faculty engagement and just climate policy with a focus on historically black colleges and universities.

ABOUT LAND PEACE FOUNDATION

The Land Peace Foundation (LPF) is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Indigenous way of Life, which includes: the protection and preservation of Indigenous land, water, religious and/or spiritual rights; proliferation of cultural and traditional practices; strengthening of kinship roles, and; preservation of ceremonial ways of being.

ABOUT BIPOC CLIMATE SCHOLARS PROJECT

The BIPOC Climate Scholars Project is established as a resource hub activating a national network of Black, Indigenous, Latinx and Asian/Pacific climate scientist and policy experts eager to advise, conduct and support research and implementation of public and private action to address climate change.

ABOUT U.S. ACTION FOR CLIMATE EMPOWERMENT COORDINATING TEAM

The ACE team promotes the alignment of climate education, workforce development, and civic engagement nationally to accelerate a just transition to a low carbon economy and coordinates multi-level participation in the development of an Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) Framework to advance the US national strategy as articulated in UNFCCC and Article 12 of the Paris Agreement.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Edrea Davis, 770.961.6200/818.613.9521 (cell).

Related link: http://hbcugreenfund.org/

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Books and Publishing, Business, Entertainment, Environment and Ecology, Free News Articles, General Editorial

Deliberately Considerate People Making a Positive Difference

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Sugarpeel announces newest Deliberately Considerate™ digital publication recognizing people trying to change the world for the better, featuring Native American Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper of the Onondaga Nation and international advocate for our Mother Earth, and Indigenous rights.

Tom Szaky, CEO, envisioned TerraCycle twenty years ago - today it's a global recycling leader in 20 countries "eliminating the idea of waste" through reusable consumer packaging with partners like Puretto, Tide and Haagen-Dazs instead of landfilling it to create a circular economy and zero waste.

"Our ability to survive comes down to sharing," said Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper of the Onondaga Nation. "This is a fundamental principal of the Haudenosaunee. Share what you have - this is meant broadly, and have respect for the individual, family, community and the world."

"All of our featured companies are showing respect for our world in very meaningful ways," Lyons said.

Ashley Basla, Editor-in-Chief, Deliberately Considerate™, said, "The overarching theme is the effects of climate change, which includes the pandemic being felt by all, some disproportionately more than others." It's impossible not to reassess our values. Now is the time to act. Now is the time to focus on the serious, not the superficial.

"We included B Corps, companies that are certified by B Lab, a leader in economic systems change."

B Corporations are certified and recognized as new kinds of businesses. They balance purpose and profits, doing good for people and the planet, including Barnana. They upcycled 100 million pounds of ugly bananas into snacks, taking a bite out of the 1.3 billion tons of food wasted every year, while supporting sustainable products that have a minimal adverse effect on the environment.

We recognize and honor five diverse women lead businesses, uplifting other women, helping society, and the planet, such as Amy Denet Deal. Amy is a fashion designer that returned to her native Navajo roots, restoring, repurposing and upcycling vintage textiles, while supporting vital Native American necessities most take for granted.

About Sugarpeel

Sugarpeel was founded in 2011 as a lifestyle website featuring sustainable fashion brands, healthy recipes, product reviews, and insightful interviews showcasing successful women business owners.

Sugarpeel created and launched Deliberately Considerate in 2018, but it was a lifetime journey of purpose. Deliberately Considerate is dedicated to the brand's formidable pillars: sustainability, healthy living, socially and environmentally minded companies and women led businesses.

Deliberately Considerate supports, promotes and positively reinforces the good in humanity, while finding areas of improvement and opportunity to both motivate and accomplish more. By staying true to our brand's pillars, together we can make a difference.

Deliberately Considerate serves as a facilitator to shed light and empower our brand values by learning from innovators, those who dare to stand up for their beliefs and buck the status quo, leaders and dreamers that do not take the same paths as those willing to exploit fundamental societal good for profit.

For more information, please visit https://www.sugarpeel.com/magazine/

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Awards and Honors, Business, Environment and Ecology, Free News Articles

EarthOptics Wins the AGCO Challenge at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The AGCO Challenge at the eighth World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit was this: New sensing, measurement and edge computing technologies to monetize soil insight and carbon sequestration. And, EarthOptics rose to the occasion.

Specifically, the innovation challenge for start-ups was to develop a solution that improves understanding of the soil environment and its carbon sequestration potential or that creates a solution that better allows farmers to act on that insight.

AGCO's overall vision is to deliver sustainable high-tech solutions for farmers feeding the world. And, understanding soil health is key to that mission.

"What we want to be able to do is measure the yield activities and what that means for our carbon footprint," Seth Crawford, vice president, Fuse Connected Services and Digital Customer Experience, AGCO Corporation, said.

The winners were chosen from three finalists, after more than 100 international entries were received from agtech start-ups around the world.

Announcing the winner, Seth, a judge for the final pitches for the AGCO Challenge, said, "We believe that EarthOptics is delivering actionable insights today and the accuracy of less sampling will resonate with customers."

EarthOptics understands how farming works and is fully committed to helping farmers increase the value of their farmland and its natural resources.

Lars Dyrud, CEO, EarthOptics shared, "We're thrilled for the recognition, and to continue developing technology that helps growers' sustainably improve yields and lower costs."

About EarthOptics

Founded in 2019, EarthOptics specializes in AI, machine learning, edge computing, and using highly-mobile, standoff sensors to detect, visualize, and mitigate soil compaction that reduces crop yield by 10 to 20 percent. Using its electromagnetic sensor know-how, deep machine learning expertise, and unique subterranean visualization tools, EarthOptics is also focused on scalable measurement and monitoring of soil carbon.

For more information: https://earthoptics.com/

About the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit gathers together corporates, innovators and investors from across the agriculture and food production supply chain to uncover disruption within the industry and identify the right business models to commercialize and scale the next generation of solutions. It's focused on net zero agriculture and supply chain resilience.

For more information: https://worldagritechusa.com/aboutus/

MEDIA CONTACT:
Nathan Dyrud
of EarthOptics
nathan.dyrud@earthoptics.com
+1-917-628-7798

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Business, Environment and Ecology, Free News Articles, NonProfit and Charities

Synergy for Ecological Solutions Brings Innovation of Climate Wellness Through Soil Health

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- National nonprofit Synergy for Ecological Solutions officially launches on the first day of Spring, March 20th. SYNERGY is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to serving our environment through a one-of-a-kind program of climate wellness through soil health and other ecological synergies.

"While other carbon programs involve credits, taxes, government programs, and protocols that are not always beneficial or possible for a land manager, at SYNERGY, we started with the science and worked backwards to create a program called YOU360," says Jeff Holder of Synergy for Ecological Solutions. "We let Nature clean the air and we do it by letting individuals and businesses be the solution."

The YOU360 program brings together those who are motivated to help the environment with those who manage open land of any kind, such as ranches, farms, parks, and golf courses.

Donors called Change Agents donate monthly to SYNERGY, who in turn, provides grants to land managers called Land Stewards to change equipment or practices that will result in increased soil health. Better soil increases photosynthesis, which releases more oxygen into the air and sequesters greater carbon into the roots and soil. The You360 program is a natural, organic method for cleaning the air.

President Biden's climate-focused administration has identified carbon capture in soils as critical to air quality health. The You360 program can take advantage of any open land to create carbon sinks for trapping the carbon out of the air.

The US Department of Agriculture has quantified the vast carbon storage potential of healthy soil. A recent study by USDA scientists estimates that Wyoming's rangelands alone have the capacity to store carbon from over 11 million tons of carbon dioxide annually. Combined with acreage across the West and Midwest, the potential to create climate wellness is immense.

"Using our open lands, we can work on carbon neutrality today, not years from now. If we focus on science, it will lead to interaction between soil health and climate wellness," says John Robitaille of Carbon Asset Network.

SYNERGY works with Carbon Asset Network, which is a network of land stewards throughout the nation.

For more information visit:
http://SynergyForEcologicalSolutions.org
http://CarbonAssetNetwork.com

Media Relations:
Jeff Holder
Jeff.Holder@SynergyForEcologicalSolutions.org
818.470.0285

Citations

Wyoming State of State: https://pawyo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Governor-of-top-coal-mining-state-sets-carbon-negative-goal-_-National-_-eastoregonian.com_.pdf

Biden commitment to ag solutions: https://agfundernews.com/carbon-bank-bidens-climate-plan-includes-aimed-at-farmers-who-adopt-regen-practices.html

USDA study: www.nrcs.usda.gov, Carbon Sequestration by Rangelands: Management Effects and Potential Wyoming Carbon Dioxide Emissions: https://www.eia.gov/environment/emissions/state/

Related link: https://www.synergyforecologicalsolutions.org/

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