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Restoration is the act of repairing or renewing something; bringing something back to what it was.
Climate restoration consists of approaches that seek to return atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases to preindustrial levels within one to two generations. Climate restoration is the global movement to return the earth’s climate systems to the safe and healthy state in which humanity and our natural world evolved. Other terms include environmental conservation, environmental protection, climate activism and advocacy, and advancing the green economy.
Engaging public participation at the local level is very important given the many difficulties in implementing restoration at the national and international level. We can bridge the gap between denial and action by making it positive – do something we can invest in – and make it local. What are our neighbors doing? What are our children learning at school? This helps get beyond a level of abstraction and denial. We must support integrated planning that is done with the community in a participatory way.
Restoration could be our best solution to climate change. The actions below will create partnerships and generate community-based solutions.
Restoration working group actions (from Livable Planet Summit Sept. 22, 2019)
- Inventory current organizations and individuals
- Include environmental groups in area and local organizations that embrace environmental activities
- Beekeeping and butterfly groups
- Prairie restoration and wildflower groups
- Tree farms/arborists
- Soil & water conservation districts, individuals, etc.
- Determine who will do this work. Could use the Women Thinking out Loud (WTOL) Livable Planet Facebook site. U of MN extension is a good resource
- Form a Chisago County environmental organization. There is one in Isanti County. This will bring about action on a local level.
- Work with local election caucus to bring climate issues to the platform.