By Kris Johnson, Interim Director of Agriculture, The Nature Conservancy, North America
Food is among the most basic and essential ways that we interact with nature. The security and continuity of our food supply chains depend on healthy soil, clean water and a stable climate—all factors that impact a producer’s ability to grow crops. Businesses are increasingly recognizing these connections and including environmental factors into their business models. One way they do this is by setting sustainability goals related to water quality and climate change.
As White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy espouses, we need to think in systemic terms when tackling our collective challenges — COVID, economic downturn, seeking social justice to heal racism, and climate change — these are all challenges that must be approached together. Our best guides — environmentally, socially, in governance practices and economically — are still our Indigenous brothers and sisters.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Soil Health Institute (SHI), the non-profit charged with safeguarding and enhancing the vitality and productivity of soils, announced today its much-anticipated annual meeting will be held on August 11 and 12, 2021. This year’s theme is “Enriching Soil, Enhancing Life” and the event will be hosted virtually.
Leverages progressive social media platforms to inspire and educate next generation about virtues of regenerative agriculture
STRATHAM, N.H. /3BL Media/ - On the heels of Earth Day, Timberland announces important advancements in its regenerative agriculture efforts, working toward a vision for Timberland® products to have a net positive impact on Nature by 2030.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 14 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Soil Health Institute (SHI), the non-profit charged with safeguarding and enhancing the vitality and productivity of soils, recently concluded the Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Farmer Showcase, a series of eight online discussions with U.S. cotton farmers and soil health experts highlighting the challenges and positive impact soil health management systems can have on agricultural productivity and farm profitability.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 10, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Soil Health Institute (SHI), the non-profit charged with safeguarding and enhancing the vitality and productivity of soils, invites you to join Mr. Greg Bohrer, Director of Natural Capital at Walmart Foundation; Dr. Jesse Daystar, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Cotton, Inc.; and Dr. Wayne Honeycutt, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Soil Health Institute, at the virtually held Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Farmer Showcase, at 2 p.m. (ET) on March 23, 2021.