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Seth Itzkan is the co-founder and co-director of Soil4Climate. Seth is an environmental futurist investigating innovative means of land management that offer hope for reversing global warming. He has over twenty-five years of experience consulting for municipal, state, and government agencies. Seth's primary focus areas include climate change mitigation, technology capacity building, and municipal innovation. Seth is an avid public speaker and has participated in many global forums, including the Convention of the Parties or COPs, an international climate forum. Seth is a TEDx speaker on restoring grasslands and with planned grazing (see video below). Seth Itzkan participated in the United Nations Food Systems Summit of 2021 UNFSS and now serves on 3 spinoff coalitions: The Coalition of Action for Soil Health CA4SH, the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock GASL, and the Grasslands and Savannas Dialogue Platform. Seth graduated from Tufts University, College of Engineering, and the Studies of the Future Program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. See the Connecting the Dots interview, here, to learn how Seth's studies in futurism relate to Soil4Climate's mission). Please visit his bio page for his publications, and connect with him on LinkedIn. Contact Seth at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for media interviews or public speaking engagements.
Karl Thidemann is a co-founder and co-director of Soil4Climate. Karl is an expert in electric vehicle technology and former marketing director for Solectria. For many years Karl led the Philomorphs Group at Harvard College. This group meets in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to discuss the form in nature, science, and art. Karl holds a B.A. in chemistry from Wesleyan University and has worked in environmental chemistry. His current focus is climate change communications - i.e., analyzing how we communicate about climate change and its impact on our visions of the future. Listen to his presentation below, 'Restoring Soil to Reverse Global Warming,' for an overview of why restoring soils is vital to sequester atmospheric carbon. He serves on the board of the Somerville Community Growing Center, a quarter-acre, urban oasis offering organic gardening experiences, as well as artistic and cultural programs, to the public. Karl is also Co-founder of Somerville Climate Action. Follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter. Contact Karl at email@example.com to arrange media interviews or public speaking engagements for Soil4Climate.
Global warming may be mitigated by the most unlikely of sources, cattle. How is this possible? How can this vilified creature be an ally in the fight against climate change? Seth Itzkan shows us how.
Karl Thidemann is cofounder of Soil4Climate, a U.S.-based nonprofit, nongovernmental organization advocating for soil restoration as a climate solution
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