Greenleaf Communities presents at Florida Climate Week on Addressing Climate Change Using a Carbon Tax & Dividend Approach

On Earth Day, Greenleaf Communities participated at Florida Climate Week presenting on “Addressing Climate Change Using a Carbon Tax & Dividend Plan.” Greenleaf’s Climate Lead, Francine van den Brandeler, interviewed six climate science and policy experts on effective climate policy solutions. Our 2020 report, Addressing Climate Change Using a Carbon Tax & Dividend Plan, studies […]

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Greenleaf celebrates Earth Day and recommits to advancing solutions that Restore our Earth

On Earth Day, we recommit to advancing solutions that will Restore our Earth, including attendance to a rapidly changing climate that governs the ecosystems which support life. The interconnections between natural systems are profound; the healthy soils that produce nutrient-rich crops also filter freshwater resources and purify the air. Healing these systems for a healthy world requires a whole of society approach with policies that are informed by sound science and support sustainable practices.

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Advancing regenerative agriculture and reducing greenhouse gas emissions through carbon markets

Innovation in soil sensors and monitoring technologies affords opportunities for water efficiency, carbon sequestration, and nutrient cycling in agricultural soils. In March, Greenleaf Communities held a workshop on Sensor Technologies and Applications to Soil Health with researchers, producers, and technology representatives to explore monitoring technologies and how sensors can be used to measure soil health […]

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Greenleaf Communities is Protecting Resources with Local to Global Solutions

The daily flood of bad news, from the pandemic, record-breaking wildfires, floods and hurricanes, economic devastation, and racial injustice, begs the question: how do we address the root causes of these problems and achieve beneficial impact?

Greenleaf Communities seeks to discover, share and apply solutions that sustain resources – water, soil, and climate – and therefore our communities. We work with experts and scientists, including Nobel prize winners, business leaders, and partners in mission-driven organizations.

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August 17th –  “Protecting our Climate, Water, and Soil through Local to Global Solutions”

Greenleaf bridges expertise in science, policy, and business to advance solutions for a healthy and sustainable world. On August 17th, we presented on climate mitigation and adaptation, a ‘One Water’ approach in northern Illinois, and building resilient agricultural systems for soil health, carbon sequestration, and water quality/quantity benefits. John Andersen led off by reflecting on […]

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Join us on August 17th as Greenleaf presents “Protecting our climate, water, and soil through local to global solutions.”

On August 17th, Greenleaf Communities presents “Protecting our Climate, Water, and Soil through Local to Global Solutions.” The discussion draws upon scientific research, policy and industry leadership in Illinois that continues spreading benefits across society. Please contact Katie DeMuro at kdemuro@greenleafcommunities.org with questions. Topics to be discussed include: Policy report released- Addressing Climate Change Using […]

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Reaping intelligence from innovative soil sensor technology benefits carbon, water, and nutrient management for sustainable agriculture.

As the saying goes, “What gets measured gets done.”  Innovation in soil sensor technology affords opportunities for water efficiency, carbon sequestration, and nutrient cycling in agricultural soils, with rewards to those who contribute.  It is time to sharpen and integrate soil sensing and modeling tools and remove barriers to use for decision-making by agriculture practitioners […]

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Protecting our natural resources on World Soil Day

On World Soil Day, we recognize the importance of protecting our soils for the health and wellbeing of society. Greenleaf works to protect soil health through our Healthy Soils for Healthy Waters Initiative to advance integrated, whole systems approaches to the optimization of agricultural land management. We are grateful to work with leading organizations and […]

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Greenleaf welcomes Francine van den Brandeler to the team!

Francine van den Brandeler joins Greenleaf and will bring her expertise in water governance and urban resilience to address sustainable water management in a holistic manner in both urban and rural environments. Francine is finishing her doctoral studies at the University of Amsterdam with a dissertation on metropolitan water governance in Mexico City and São […]

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