Introducing Adopt-A-Meter, the world’s first program designed to give each of us the power to stop—or even reverse—the threat of climate change.
For as little as $5.
It’s surprising simple. It all has to do with healthy soil (where most of the carbon in the atmosphere came from), how we grow our food, and how we can help nature draw that carbon back down.
It sounds too good to be true, but the solution to climate change might be right under our feet.
We now know that healthy soil is the secret to reversing climate change. Soil is what nature uses to draw excess carbon back down from the atmosphere, whether that carbon is natural or manmade.
Unfortunately, according the UN, the chemicals and techniques of industrial agriculture have destroyed up to seventy percent of our global topsoil, trapping that carbon in the atmosphere and causing climate change.
Here’s the good news: we can reverse that. And quickly.
Nature made it pretty simple for us. It’s all based on photosynthesis— the system that uses solar power (the sun) to draw carbon back into the soil. Every time we restore a meter of soil nature will, once again, begin drawing carbon back down from the atmosphere.
As the soil gets healthier, more and more carbon comes back down. Tons and tons of it.
And when that happens we’re making our soil, our food, and even our climate healthier.
Adopt-A-Meter is already funding projects that will draw down thousands of tons of carbon, but we need your support. Your donation of $5 or more will enable us to expand and accelerate our investment with our partners to restore more meters of soil. The potential to adopt a square meter of degraded soil is significant, with over $2 billion in projects already identified.
Here are just two examples of Adopt-A-Meter projects, drawing down thousands of tons of carbon every year.
Savory Global is a world leader in helping convert ranches to holistic, regenerative techniques. Their 10,000 ranches around the world are restoring soil while becoming more productive and more profitable. Adopt-A-Meter has funded Savory in the restoration of 3,000 acres of grazing land that will result in a projected drawdown of more than 5,000 tons of carbon per year.
World Tree focuses on planting Empress trees, one of the fastest growing trees in the world, one that reportedly draws down significantly more carbon than any other tree. Even better news is that you don’t cut the whole tree down to harvest its high-quality wood, so it continually regrows and pulls down more and more carbon. Our current project will result in over 1,000 tons of carbon being returned from the atmosphere to the soil, with future projects drawing as much as 90 tons per acre per year.
Adopting meters is simple. Make a one-time donation or even better, sign up to do it monthly and know that every month you are doing something to actually help heal the planet. It’s that easy.
Adopt-A-Meter was developed by The Carbon Underground, a leading organization working to restore soil around the world to fight climate change. The Carbon Underground works with some of the world’s biggest food companies, from Danone to Unilever to General Mills, and organizations like the United Nations, to support farmers in transitioning to healthier ways to grow food and restore nature’s ability to reverse climate change.
To learn more, visit http://thecarbonunderground.org/