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Seth at TEDx

TEDx Somerville: Reversing Global Warming with Livestock?

Seth Itzkan gives a talk on Holistic Management at TEDx Somerville, March 2012. Title of the talk is Reversing Global Warming With Livestock?

Climate activist Seth Itzkan on land in Zimbabwe

A message from Zimbabwe: regarding McPherson, Savory, Grasslands, Climate, Hope

Seth Itzkan discusses grasslands restoration in Zimbabwe and it's potential to mitigate global warming through carbon capture in newly formed soil. Refutes statements made by Guy McPherson to the list.

Upside (Drawdown) - The Potential of Restorative Grazing to Mitigate Global Warming by Increasing Carbon Capture on Grasslands

Upside (Drawdown): The Potential of Restorative Grazing to Mitigate Global Warming by Increasing Carbon Capture on Grasslands - An Emerging Narrative

John Todd at Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award ceremony, speaking about Allan Savory

John Todd on Allan Savory

freetags: Allan Savory, John Todd

"He (Allan Savory) is one of the great geniuses at understanding nature's operating instructions and employing them to heal the environment, the Earth."

Hope for a Livable Climate

freetags: climate change

Hope for a Livable Climate: The Promise of Restorative Grazing & Other Ecological Innovations to Regenerate Soil, Secure Food & Water, Revive Rural Economies and Reverse Global Warming
Wednesday, November 20, 2013.

William Moomaw and Seth Itzkan at the Fletcher School at Tufts University

The Promise of Restorative Grazing

The Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP) hosted Seth Itzkan, President of Planet-TECH Associates, on October 30 for a talk entitled “Climate Mitigation 2.0 – The Promise of Restorative Grazing: Counter-Intuitive Approaches for Reversing Desertification and Global Warming While Meeting Human Needs.”

New, year-round surface water on Dimbangombe River in Zimbabwe.

Holistic Management and Water Restoration

Improving water availability is a key reason for doing Holistic Management around the world. This is particularly true in semiarid regions where water access is often scarce. As soils are restored, water tables are replenished, rivers will run longer, and surface pools will stay longer into the dry season.

Regarding Holechek and Briske, and Rebuttals by Teague, Gill & Savory

This paper investigates the grazing management assessment reports authored by Briske (2008), and Holechek (2000) in light of their claims regarding methodologies for grassland restoration advocated by Allan Savory. Rebuttals to the Briske and Holechek conclusions are provided by Teague et al. (2008), Gill (2008, 2009a, 2009b, 2009c), and Savory (2000).

Talking Points Regarding Savory

The evidence in support of Holistic Management, both scientific and empirical, combined with the heightened emergency of global warming, makes inquiry into this methodology essential. To ignore the merit and potential of this innovation now, or to succumb to vitriol, would be a dereliction of our duty as stewards of this planet.

Land Restoration with Holistic Management

Examples of land restoration using Holistic Management. Pictures from South Africa, Mexico, Zimbabwe & Namibia.

Holistic Management Reading & Video Resources

A list of articles and videos that discuss Holistic Management and / or Allan Savory.

McKibben Tweets Savory Event


Allan Savory at Tufts University, Jan 25, 2013


Reversing Global Warming while Meeting Human Needs: An Urgently Needed Land-Based Option. CIERP’s Agriculture, Forests, and Biodiversity Program
with the Friedman School’s Agriculture, Food, and Environment Program and Planet-TECH Associates present.

Prince Charles Endorses Allan Savory

Prince Charles comments on Allan Savory and his integrated approach to ranching and farming, and the role ruminants for the health of grasslands. Segment from speech given by the Prince to the IUCN World Conservation Congress. Full video clip is here,

Worldwatch Nourishing Planet Interview with Seth Itzkan - Published

Here's the published version of the Worldwatch Nourishing The Planet interview with Seth Itzkan. Please see the Worldwatch site to comment.