You can contribute to ecosystem restoration in many different ways.
A grassroots action is a campaign or initiative that aims to bring people together and mobilize individuals, communities, companies, or governments to take some action or influence an outcome. The term "Grassroots" means to achieve a goal from the bottom-up and can involve anything from on-the-ground action to discussions with leaders or groups of passionate people.
Through concerted, science-based effort, we can move forward and create a better world with more opportunities for growth and prosperity through our restoration efforts.
Adverse effects of ecosystem degradation are plentiful, but restoration can be the solution that you use to save your community and environment from further harm.
In order to move forward and overcome some of the biggest challenges our world is facing today, such as overexploitation, biodiversity loss and climate change, it is important to rebuild the connections between people and ecosystems.
A lot can be learned from societies that maintain intimate relationships with the natural environment.
Indigenous and many local communities are, due to their holistic knowledge of territories and harmonious ways of living with nature, well-positioned when it comes to contributing to ecosystem restoration. You can read more about incorporating different voices and different kinds of knowledges and practices in the "Science" and "Community" chapters.
By reading this toolkit you are already one step further to rebuilding a stronger relationship with our planet and successfully restoring our ecosystems.