Healthy soils are one of the most potent tools for mitigating climate change.

Don’t believe it?

“Increasing the carbon content of the world’s soils by just a few parts per thousand (0.4%) each year would remove an amount of CO2 from the atmosphere equivalent to the fossil-fuel emissions of the European Union (around 3–4 gigatonnes),” says a recent piece from Nature.

So, how do we get there? First, we can improve soil health with organic and regenerative organic farming practices. But that’s just the beginning.

Click here to read the full article and discover exactly what it will take to harness soil’s potential to heal the planet.

The image featured in this post depicts air pollution in Sumatra in 2013, where peatlands were burned to clear land for a palm-oil plantation. Credit: Ulet Infansasti/Greenpeace