Daily Archives: October 18, 2015

Merging Traditional and New Biodiversity Techniques and Technologies for a Livable Climate[10/18/2015]

 

Guests:

  • Adam D. Sacks, Executive Director, Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, (By Skype)*,
  • Dr. Michal Kravcík, Dipl Ing., Chairman and Founding Member, People And Water, (By Skype)*,
  • Jon Griggs, Ranch Manager, Maggie Creek Ranch, Elko, Nevada, (By Skype)*,
  •  Precious Phiri, Founding Director, EarthWisdom: AgricSolutions for Global Sustenance, Zimbabwe,  (By Skype)*
Segment 1

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Adam D. Sacks, Executive Director, Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, (By Skype)*,

Segment 2

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Dr. Michal Kravcík, Dipl Ing., Chairman and
Founding Member, People And Water, (By Skype)*,

Segment 3

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Jon Griggs, Ranch Manager,
Maggie Creek Ranch, Elko, Nevada, (By Skype)*,

Segment 4

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 Precious Phiri, Founding Director,
EarthWisdom:AgricSolutions for Global Sustenance, Zimbabwe,  (By Skype)*

Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA. The programs are being simulcast to 532 stations around the United States and then overseas by the Internet and C-SPAN television. The EmeraldPlanet programs are currently available in all countries and territories around the world.  The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience. The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 143 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

Our featured guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’: Adam D. Sacks, Executive Director, Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, (By Skype)*,
  • Segment ‘2’: Dr. Michal Kravcík, Dipl Ing., Chairman and Founding Member, People And Water, (By Skype)*,
  • Segment ‘3’: Jon Griggs, Ranch Manager, Maggie Creek Ranch, Elko, Nevada, (By Skype)*,
  • Segment ‘4’:  Precious Phiri, Founding Director, EarthWisdom: AgricSolutions for Global Sustenance, Zimbabwe,  (By Skype)*

Program overview

Our mission at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate is to act as a catalyst to restore ecosystems worldwide, pull carbon out of the atmosphere, and reverse global warming.

Education, public information campaigns, organizing, scientific investigation, collaboration with like-minded organizations, research and policy development are all elements of our strategy.Our primary current project is to re-direct the mainstream climate conversation from an almost exclusive concern with atmospheric carbon to encompass the entire carbon and water cycles and the regenerative role of biology.  Emissions reduction efforts to date, while necessary, have been ineffective, and climate change is now proceeding not only from fossil fuel pollution but from its own self-generating processes.  

Soils are  the largest terrestrial carbon sink on the planet.  Restoring the complex ecology of soils is the only way to safely and quickly remove carbon from the atmosphere, where it’s extremely dangerous, and store it in the ground, where it’s desperately needed to regenerate the health of billions of acres of degraded lands.

 

 The Arsenic Mitigation and Research Foundation (AMRF) was established in 2001 as a joint effort between researchers (initially from Delft University of Technology and later from the University of New South Wales), medical doctors and development practitioners from local Non-Governmental Organisations, including BASSA, PRIDE and AITAM.

 The challenge is one of implementation and governance. It is necessary to suggest viable long-term strategies and discourage damaging development programs and policies. So far, we have worked in three districts (Gopalganj, Jessore and Munshiganj) and we are looking to expand our work to other districts (Satkhira). The geo-morphological and social variation between the regions has helped us formulate recommendations relevant for arsenic-affected areas across Bangladesh. We have worked on sharing our experiences and research findings with (inter)national platforms and networks.

 

 Jon Griggs is manager of the 200,000-acre Maggie Creek Ranch in Elko, Nevada, a third of which uses public lands. 

 Maggie Creek Ranch is Categorized under Livestock Producers. Our records show it was established in 1998 and incorporated in Nevada. Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of $500,000 to $1 million and employs a staff of approximately 10 to 19. We are raising natural and commodity beef in the high desert of Elko County, Nevad

 

 We are a group of financial professionals who’ve come together because of one common belief – the insurance available to farmers today isn’t working. They deserve more. Farmers like you need insurance that works for you.

We’ve seen, first hand, how tough managing risk in farming today can be. We’re based in the heart of one of the country’s largest agriculture communities in southern Saskatchewan. We live this every day. We know the industry. We understand the challenges all farmers face each day.

That’s how this unique product was born. It’s a new, private, revenue-based risk management solution backed by a major Canadian insurer and it does what no other insurance can do. It can work for you, your neighbor or your friend. It’s insurance that works for everybody.


 

As you may know EmeraldPlanet is a worldwide non-profit organization dedicated to identifying at least 1,000 ‘best practices’ for sustainable environmental and economic development. Our efforts are to link those having such “best practices” with those needing the technologies, processes, services, and products to be outstanding ecological stewards of their resources. Please support The Emerald Planet Television and The Emerald Trek through your generous donations of US$25, US$50, or US$100. Click the donations button to make your contributions now

 

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