Regenerate Soil & Nature Share Scientists have proven that it’s completely feasible to run the planet on solar, wind and water energy. One thing lacking is political will, which is beholden to market forces. So it’s high time that we move the markets. From the grassroots up, people are restoring the health and productivity of the land and enhancing their livelihoods through holistic management. They are forming public utilities to transition themselves to renewable energy use. They are using living building standards that work – for life. And they are making the choice to divest from fossil fuels and investing instead in soil and nature-based industries, energy and infrastructure. View RESOURCES Additional Resources Soil, Carbon & Community: Regenerative Techniques That Work Webinar – Sallie Calhoun, Euneika Rogers-Sipp, Nikki Silvestri Read about “An Awesome, Under-Recognized Opportunity to Act on Climate”on Huffington Post BALLE’s co-founder David Korten asks, “How did we end up with Wall Street when models for a healthy economy are all around us?” in this seminal Yes! Magazine article. Several BALLE Local Economy Fellows are creating innovative programs to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, addressing climate change and restoring ecosystems. Here are just a few: Strathcona Resource Parkin Vancouver, BC Denver Energy Challengein Colorado Sustainable Connections’ Energy Efficiency and Renewables Programin Bellingham, WA The world’s first nature-based business accelerator, Accelerating Appalachia, in Asheville, NC Watch Allan Savory’s TED Talk on how to fight desertification and reverse climate change and read about investing in the grasslands. Read the field study of Grasslands, a holistic management project of the Savory Institute in partnership with John Fullerton’s impact investment firm, Level 3 Capital Advisors, and Larry Lunt’s family office Armonia. Read about living buildings and communities from the International Living Future Institute. Based on the successful efforts of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, the Green Economy Toolkit addresses incubating green jobs within locally owned businesses and creating local policy change that supports green collar work. Toward Zero Waste: A How-To Manual for Communities was developed by Sustainable Connections in Whatcom County, WA. Power Shift offers a great overview and resources for reinvestment into solutions to climate change. Watch this inspiring video of What’s Possible, which was produced for the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit.