[act-ma] Jan 25 at 2pm – A Land-Based Approach to Reversing Global Warming w/ Allan Savory

James O'Keefe jokeefe at jamesokeefe.org
Mon Jan 14 08:04:13 PST 2013

Posting this on behalf of Karl Thidemann <karl.thidemann at gmail.com>

Dear Friends,

Allan Savory, the pioneer of a practice that is converting deserts
worldwide back into biologically-rich grasslands, will be speaking at the
Fletcher School at Tufts University on the afternoon of January 25th
(details follow).

Of particular relevance to the climate community, a significant amount of
atmospheric carbon is captured in the form of soil organic matter through
this innovative land management process. According to the UN Convention to
Combat Desertification, the potential for land to hold carbon and act as a
sink for greenhouse gases is "unparalleled."

I hope you will be able to attend this exciting and hopeful presentation,
and encourage you to share this notice with others who may find it of

Best regards,
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From: Fasulo, Miranda <Miranda.Fasulo at tufts.edu>
Date: Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 4:38 PM
Subject: Jan 25 at 2pm – A Land-Based Approach to Reversing Global Warming
w/ Allan Savory
To: CIERP <CIERP at tufts.edu>

  CIERP’s Agriculture, Forests, and Biodiversity Program****

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with the Friedman School’s Agriculture, Food, and Environment Program ****

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and Planet-TECH Associates****

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*Reversing Global Warming while Meeting Human Needs: *

*An Urgently Needed Land-Based Option*

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with* **Allan Savory**, *

Rancher and Restoration Ecologist, Founder of the Savory Institute and
originator of the Holistic Management ****

approach to restoring grasslands, winner of the Buckminster Fuller
Challenge Award, and finalist in the Virgin Earth Challenge****

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*Friday, January 25, 2013*

2:00 - 4:00 PM, ASEAN Auditorium****

The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Avenue, Medford****

*Reception to follow*

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*View the event


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*RSVP* <http://allansavory.eventbrite.com/>

*View the letter of Invitation from Professor William
** <http://allansavory.eventbrite.com/>**

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*Letter of invitation from Professor Bill Moomaw attached.*

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*Free and open to the public. Convened by the Agriculture, Forests, and
Biodiversity Program of the **Center for International Environment and
Resource Policy* <http://fletcher.tufts.edu/CIERP>* at Fletcher; *

*the Agriculture, Food, and Environment Program of Tufts' Friedman School
of Nutrition Science and Policy <http://nutrition.tufts.edu/academics/afe>;
and **Planet-TECH Associates* <http://www.planet-tech.com/>*.*

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*First in a Series of "Creating the Future We Want" Events.*

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**[image: SS-2011-AllanSavory]**While  governments  posture and  dither, a
pragmatic  practitioner and intellectual entrepreneur, Allan
Savory,<http://www.savoryinstitute.com/about-us/allan-savory/>has been
developing and demonstrating a powerful technique that can reduce
carbon dioxide in the atmosphere immediately while reversing
desertification and providing livelihoods and food for millions of people.
His applied research based in Zimbabwe on the restoration of grasslands
has  now  been  replicated  on millions  of  acres worldwide. The
application of his methods has the potential to significantly reduce
atmospheric carbon through an increase in plant growth and soil formation.
This process begins immediately and involves no new technologies, only a
shift to the Holistic Management practices for livestock that he has
pioneered. Major organizations and institutions are now recognizing his
work, but climate scientists and governments have yet to incorporate it
into their analyses and policy prescriptions.****

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