We are advocating for one of the most effective and widely-scalable solutions to the climate crisis, food insecurity, poisoned waters, harm to keystone species and harm to humans especially those situated most vulnerably.
Stop harmful degenerative industrialized agriculture that exacerbates the climate crisis and harms our life sources.
This is entirely doable, and will be a great step toward creating a better world.
REGENERATION FOR THE NEXT GENERATION
RAISE — Regenerative Agriculture and Indigenous Systems for our Environment — is a youth-formed, youth-led initiative of H2OO originating with youth in the US who saw the link between harmful industrialized agricultural practices and the climate, ocean, water, and food crises suffered today.
A year ago, core RAISE members in the US realized two things- (1) We must do something now considering our governmental leaders are not and our futures depend upon a change in systemic practices including industrialized agriculture- and (2) before we launch into action we have learning to do.
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For the last year we have researched, interviewed, conversed, watched, attended workshops, processed, evaluated, analyzed, dug in with our hands.
And we wrote. We wrote a research and advocacy paper in an effort to launch a movement and to seek policy change that protects the future of youth today.
Are you a youth between the ages of 14-25 interested in
joining H2OO and the RAISE team?
Support our work in 2022-2023?
Will you support us with your expertise in our journey?
Are you an organization interested in partnering?
Want to learn more about RAISE including our goals for 2022-2023?
Contact us at RAISE@heirstoouroceans.org
Our Growing Team
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Dakota Peebler, Northern California
DAKOTA PEEBLER, Northern California – Four years ago Dakota noticed that modern agricultural practices are affecting the health of us and our planet. She was inspired to work toward agricultural…
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Brigette Ramirez, Southern CA
BRIGETTE RAMIREZ, Northern California – Brigette joined RAISE to learn more about the connection between traditional indigenous farming and regenerative agriculture, spread awareness, and create legislative change that would protect…
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Camille Kay, Northern California
CAMILLE KAY, Northern California – Camille joined RAISE because she wanted to learn more about the connection between agriculture and the climate crisis. Through RAISE, she hopes to raise awareness…
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Shay Muñoz Barton, Northern California
SHAY MUÑOZ BARTON, Northern California – Shay joined RAISE because she believes in creating a just food system that nourishes land and people.
We envision a world where the climate is safe, our ocean ecosystems and waterways are healthy, whole food is in abundance and accessible to all, and people are connected to the land, living harmoniously with nature utilizing sustainable and ethical agricultural practices.
H2OO RAISE mission is to (1) engage with community stakeholders in educating others of the benefits of using traditional ways and indigenous systems in growing food and stopping industrialized agricultural practices, (2) build a movement and develop youth connections nationally and globally in purpose, and (3) seek policy change mandating, without delay, shifting away from harmful and ineffective food growing methods to achieve a healthy and safe future for our generation and future generations.
The RAISE mission is to (1) engage with community stakeholders in educating others of the benefits of using traditional ways and indigenous systems in growing food and stopping industrialized agricultural practices, (2) build a movement and develop youth connections nationally and globally in purpose, and (3) seek policy change mandating, without delay, shifting away from harmful and ineffective food growing methods to achieve a healthy and safe future for our generation and future generations.
The agriculture industry is a major contributor to the climate crisis due to the release of greenhouse gases from industrialized practices and the harm to our natural carbon sequestering ecosystems.
Traditional ecological practices or “regenerative agriculture” used in growing crops, aim to mitigate climate change by rebuilding soil organic matter, restoring soil health, and promoting plant biodiversity.
By using practices that revitalize the soil and allow microorganisms to live within it, soil can become a sequestration system for carbon and absorb carbon into the ground instead of releasing it into the atmosphere.
RAISE began with a few youth of Heirs To Our Oceans who were concerned about the effects of the overuse of chemical fertilizers harming the ecosystems of our oceans and waterways and, therefore, humans and marine mammals including keystone species such as sea otters.
After diving deeply into research on the topic and observing worsening algal blooms, poisoned drinking water, food deserts, the worsening climate crisis, and the intersectionality of issues suffered by humans, we were alarmed to understand the vast extent of the harms of industrialized agriculture, far beyond overuse of chemical fertilizers.
In 2019, we formed H2OO RAISE to take action now as leaders continue to turn a blind eye.
We recognize that, for our generation, we must stop industrialized agriculture practices.
To do so, policy in food growing must change, starting in the US.
In coming together, we committed to learning from those who hold ecological food-growing knowledge, raising awareness, educating others, inspiring youth to take a stand now for their future, and seeking policy change to protect us and our future children.