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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."

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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.

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New Webinars Advocate for Climate Wellness Through Soil Health

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Synergy for Ecological Solutions announces a series of free webinars that promote climate wellness and increased air quality through improved soil health. This new paradigm meets ESG and Sustainability goals.

"The key to climate health is soil health. Photosynthesis is the environment's own way to remove excess carbon from our air and trap it into soil and roots," says Jeff Holder of Synergy for Ecological Solutions. "Individuals, businesses, and communities can be a part of the solution and the best next step is to attend of our webinars."

The new program, a joint venture between nonprofit Synergy for Ecological Solutions, Carbon Asset Network and Encore Green Environmental, raises donated funds from individuals and businesses who want to create climate wellness for our environment, and then grants those funds to landowners for soil health project to meet their land goals.

"We all understand now that ESG is critical for a business's success - in the board room and with consumers," says Darlene Nash, CEO of Encore Green Environmental. "Until now there was not such a direct way to meet ESG goals."

"This program empowers the stewards of our lands to improve soil health. We have yet to meet a landowner who isn't committed to that," says John Robitaille of the Carbon Asset Network.

The Webinars are sponsored by the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce and will link with other Chambers nationwide.

"We're proud to host these webinars because our communities need to understand how they can improve our environment and help their businesses along the way," says Dale Steenbergen, President and CEO of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce.

The webinars are hosted by Steenbergen and Lou Harmon, a leading expert in environmental engineering. Jim Magagna from the Wyoming Stock Grower's Association will also be on hand, along with other civic leaders.

All are invited to participate in the free webinars on February 17th and 18th. You can learn more and register at

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