To Which We Belong
Directed & Executive Produced by Pamela Tanner Boll
Climate change is huge, scary, overwhelming, and highly politicized. We don’t want to pay attention to the bad news: the flooding in the Midwest; fires eating up California; seas rising; temperatures rising; glaciers melting.
But what if there was a solution? A solution that was available and scalable now. A solution that has been tried and has no ill effects or unforeseen consequences.
You’d think I was dreaming, right?
There’s no doubt that many people are working hard to reduce fossil fuel reliance and emissions, but that alone isn't enough to bring our climate back into balance.
The problem isn’t cows or agriculture, it’s how we manage those resources.
Did you know our agricultural lands have been degraded to the point where they’re not producing nearly as big or nutritious of crops as even just forty years ago?
And that the overuse of herbicides, pesticides, and antibiotics has an incredible adverse effect on our health as humans through the plants and animals we are consuming?
The solution is very simple and it’s right here under our feet: in the soil.
All we have to do is take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere (where it’s trapping heat and disturbing our water cycle) and put it back into the soil through regenerative agricultural practices (such as cover crops, no-till, reduced inputs and animal integration) to restore the health of our planet.
In even just these simple shifts our soil will become more flood-proof and drought-proof.
If we can increase carbon levels around the world by just 2% on agricultural lands, our food problem is solved and our climate change problem is gone.
The result will be more abundance of healthier food all without the need for antibiotics or synthetic fertilizers.
Our global development of an efficient “industrialized agriculture” no longer works and only creates sick animals which lead to sick humans.
So, let’s allow nature to do its thing and support our ranchers and farmers in renewing the earth through these simple, yet profound practices.
Our film’s mission is to amplify the unsung heroes who are already practicing regenerative agriculture and the scientists, businesses, and non-profits who are working on financial incentives that will lead us to reduce - and eventually reverse - climate change on a global scale.