Author Archives: Cheryl Bradbee

Biodiversity is the key to life on Earth

Biodiversity is the key to life on Earth and reviving our damaged planet, says ecologist Thomas Crowther. Sharing the inside story of his headline-making research on reforestation, which led to the UN’s viral Trillion Trees Campaign, Crowther introduces Restor: an expansive, informative platform built to enable anyone, anywhere to help restore the biodiversity of Earth’s […]

Habitat, water security and air quality

New index reveals which sectors and countries are at risk from biodiversity loss Interesting summary of a report – pertains to Bill’s recent conversation starter. – Cheryl Spread the word

This ecologist was told she could keep her natural garden. Here’s why she’s fighting city hall anyway

Nina-Marie Lister, an ecology and urban planning professor at Ryerson University, says she never asked for an exemption and she rejects it. Instead, she and her lawyer are arguing that the bylaw itself is unconstitutional and outdated, saying it goes against the city’s own pollinator protection and biodiversity strategies. Spread the word

Some thoughts on Resilience 2:1

It’s a conversation starter so the first target has to be media/conference/press opportunities. It’s also a challenge to collaborate with agencies with the interest/knowledge to enhance the measuring process. It’s an argument which encourages rebuttal/discussion/debate etc. but ultimately stands fast on its approach . I think it’s a winner for anyone who wants to take […]

Planetary ‘safety net’ could halt wildlife loss and slow climate breakdown

World leaders are preparing to join a key summit on biodiversity amid mounting evidence that governments are failing to halt the unprecedented loss of species around the world. Reminder we are having Resilience 2 to 1 Board Meeting later today! Spread the word

Happiness before economic growth

Deep in the Himalayas, on the border between China and India, lies the Kingdom of Bhutan, which has pledged to remain carbon neutral for all time. In this illuminating talk, Bhutan’s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay shares his country’s mission to put happiness before economic growth and set a world standard for environmental preservation. Spread the […]

Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration

Wildfires rage in the West. Hurricanes batter the East. Droughts and floods wreak damage throughout the nation. Life has become increasingly untenable in the hardest-hit areas, but if the people there move, where will everyone go? Spread the word

Daring Cities 2020 – for Urban Leaders on Climate Emergency

Daring Cities 2020. Hundreds of city leaders, practitioners, researchers, and experts, all sharing how we can take radical action in our cities, towns and regions to tackle the climate emergency. Spread the word