Healthy Soil Study Group


Regenerating Earth’s Carbon Sponge


Welcome to Mothers Out Front's gateway to its explanatory resources about the vital roles that healthy soils and trees, grasslands, wetlands and regenerative agricultural practices play in combating climate change. By regenerating nature’s capacity to draw carbon from the atmosphere, we reduce the harmful climate warming effects of burning of fossil fuels. While climate change activism has focused largely on curtailing the use of fossil fuels, scientists are providing evidence of the ways that regenerating nature’s carbon, water and nutrient cycles is essential to us preventing a global rise in temperature of 1.5 degrees Celsius. That rise, scientists tell us, will lead to catastrophic consequences. After several centuries of degrading the soil with harmful agricultural, lawn and gardening practices, regenerating our eco-system’s natural functions to good health is critical – and doable.


  • Discover how rapidly depleted agricultural soil and grasslands and bodies of water can be regenerated to health to act as vital carbon sponges—instead of being emitters of carbon and other greenhouse gases.
  • Learn about the grass-roots regenerative solutions happening throughout the world.
  • Explore pathways and develop strategies that broaden public awareness and spur regenerative actions.  






We have a public Facebook community – Soil, Carbon and Climate Change – where we share stories and videos and insights as we educate each other about these topics.

If you have any questions—or information you believe should be added to this resource—please contact [email protected].

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