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Can a climate vulnerable community become 6x more sustainable?

Note: A draft of this blog was posted in error. Please disregard it entirely and review this corrected post, updated August 16, 2022. Plant With Purpose values sharing accurate and factual information, and we will promptly notify readers when that has not been the case. Thank you for your trust and understanding.  Climate change is […]
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What is Regenerative Agriculture?

By Hannah Arledge The term “regenerative agriculture” seems to mean something slightly different to everyone. In fact, in a study published in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, scholars found that “across 229 academic journal articles and 25 practitioner websites… only 51 percent of research articles that used the term supplied any sort of definition. Meanwhile, […]
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Refocusing the Climate Change Conversation: A Conversation about Environmental Restoration

The following is a session transcript of a conversation hosted as part of our Online Global Conference originally aired on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. One of the most important things we can do about climate change is talk about it, but that isn't always easy! Between scientific complexities, surging anxieties, and societal divides, it's hard […]
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Eco-discipleship: The act of studying and learning from creation

The Good News of Jesus is Good News for all of creation. One of the core ideas underlying the practice of ecological discipleship (eco discipleship), is drawing closer to God through study and engagement in the natural world. Musician Audrey Assad expresses, “I used to laugh at people who called nature a church. It mystified […]
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When It Comes To Climate Change, the Frontline is Female

by Camryn Jones Yahaira and Petronie live in rural Burundi. Both are very familiar with extreme poverty, as nearly two-thirds of Burundi’s population lives below the poverty threshold. Both of these women are mothers. Petronie has nine children—a large family even by Burundian norms, where large families are common. “My children scarcely ate one meal […]
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How Plant With Purpose promotes biodiversity

Biodiversity is a very important priority in Plant With Purpose's work. But what is biodiversity and why is it important? Milmer Martinez Vergara, our regional partnership manager to Latin America & the Caribbean, describes it well: Biodiversity is simple. Biodiversity is the variety of life in the world or in a habitat or ecosystem. The […]
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What is Plant With Purpose doing to address climate change?

Empowering Rural Farmers to Reverse Climate Change Plant With Purpose works at the nexus of environmental degradation and poverty alleviation to empower rural farmers to reverse deforestation and to sequester carbon, reversing climate change. Our integrated approach addresses economic, environmental, and spiritual contributors to climate change and results in healed land and relationships as communities […]
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Time to tell ourselves a new story about the environment

Our survival depends on a new story When it comes to the environment, it appears more and more obvious that we need new ways of doing familiar things. The behaviors and habits that have gotten us to where we are will not sustain us for where we want to be. Making things different, however doesn’t […]
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It Threatens the Most Vulnerable

The impact of climate change and degradation is not felt evenly. Environmental degradation is a cruel phenomenon. It has the harshest effect on people who already suffer a great deal: the world’s poor. Especially the rural poor. While most common images of poverty depict something urban, poverty is mostly rural. Among those who live in […]
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