What if the way we grow food created a healthier world?

Would we want that for the world today's children are inheriting?

This is entirely doable, and will be a great step toward creating a better world.

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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.

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.

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Our generation depends upon it.
We want to realize a better, safer, healthier world for our future.
The current system isn’t working but we can fix it.
And we must come together to do it.

Read our Paper

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.

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.

 Click to read our paper ->


Our generation depends upon it.
We want to realize a better, safer, healthier world for our future.
The current system isn’t working but we can fix it.
And we must come together to do it.

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Vision

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.

Mission

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.