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Reforestation: The Critical Solution to Climate Change

Reforestation: The Critical Solution to Climate Change

Originally published by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. By PJ Marshall, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Restore the Earth Foundation.

In reflecting on the past year, we don’t have to go far to learn of another catastrophic emergency or disaster brought about by climate change. While we grapple with how to respond to these new realities and what it will mean for our day-to-day lives, it is important to focus on the actions and solutions that we can implement now to redirect our current path.

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Dispatches from China: Part Four

Dispatches from China: Part Four

This is Part Three of our Four Part Series: Restore the Earth Dispatches from China. To read Part One, click here. To read Part Two, click here. To read Part Three, click here. Dispatches from China: Part Four   Hohhot, China - Inner Mongolia   After a brief but...

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Dispatches from China: Part Three

Dispatches from China: Part Three

This is Part Three of our Four Part Series: Restore the Earth Dispatches from China. To read Part One, click here. To read Part Two, click here. The Three Gorges Dam Dispatches from China: Part Three The Yangtze River and the Finless Porpoise    We have been...

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Dispatches from China: Part Two

Dispatches from China: Part Two

After visiting the capital city of Beijing, Restore the Earth was invited by the China Global Philanthropy Institute, East West Charity Forum, Baofeng Group and Ningxia Yanbao Charity Foundation to participate in the Ningxia Sustainability Summit — a forum convening leaders from China and the United States aimed at achieving sustainability through philanthropy, innovation and collaboration.

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Dispatches from China: Part One

Dispatches from China: Part One

In April 2018, Restore the Earth Foundation signed an MOU with the Chinese Changjiang Conservation Foundation in forming the Mississippi & Yangtze Sister Rivers Alliance – a trailblazing cross-cultural alliance to address the health and vitality of these globally important watersheds.

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Why Investing in Landscape Scale Restoration Makes Good Business Sense

Why Investing in Landscape Scale Restoration Makes Good Business Sense

Originally published by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation on August 22, 2018.

By PJ Marshall, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Restore the Earth Foundation.

Companies relying on the natural resources of our earth to support their value chains are competing against the backdrop of unpredictable climate change impacts. Today, a commitment to corporate stakeholders is a commitment to doing more than just protecting what’s left of our environment. It is a commitment to restoring what we have lost. And that is where landscape scale restoration comes in.

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Restoring an ‘Economic Engine’ – Why Green ROI Models are Important

Restoring an ‘Economic Engine’ – Why Green ROI Models are Important

Originally published by Forbes.com on June 6, 2018. 

Christopher Skroupa of Forbes interviews PJ Marshall, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Restore the Earth Foundation. 

The tremendous power of thriving trees and flourishing natural habitats to combat global warming is not a new revelation. However, the ability to measure and monetize the return on investment (ROI) and social return on investment (SROI) of ecosystem restoration is a new concept taking root. Restore the Earth’s mission is to reestablish the earth’s essential forest and wetland ecosystems, by delivering outstanding environmental, social, and economic returns.

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Betting on a Big Vision

Betting on a Big Vision

Originally published by 1% for the Planet on April 18, 2018.

1% for the planet highlights and interviews PJ Marshall, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Restore the Earth Foundation. 

Some people spend their retirement years taking river cruises or perfecting their golf swing. PJ and Marv Marshall are spending theirs by raising hundreds of millions of dollars and mucking through the forests and wetlands of the lower Mississippi River planting trees. They are betting on a big vision to create resilient communities, build local economies, and lower the carbon footprint of the entire country.

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Delivering on Climate Commitments

Delivering on Climate Commitments

Originally published by CECP on March 6, 2018.

By PJ Marshall, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Restore the Earth Foundation. 

As the world counts down to two degrees, innovative companies are taking the lead and filling the policy void. Businesses are voluntarily setting quantifiable climate change targets; many committing to carbon neutrality. Going even further, visionary corporate leaders are delivering on climate commitments through enduring solutions that possess significant, measurable co-benefits.

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