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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Building Sustainable Value for Impact: A Wealth Management Conference held at DePaul University on October 17th

The Annual Wealth Management Conference took place at DePaul University on Building Sustainable Value for Impact, focusing on how wealth managers can invest advantageously in solutions to climate change and its effects. Dr. Jonathan Foley of Project Drawdown gave the keynote address, opening with a revelation that the past two generations have used more of […]

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