15 November 2023

Conscious Planet - Save Soil: the global movement to support nature and life on our planet

Its goal is to raise human awareness for the adoption of policies that promote soil health and the implementation of concrete actions accessible to all
 Soil is an essential resource for life.
It is the foundation of food production.
It provides habitat for wildlife.
It is a fundamental regulator of the climate.
Are you aware that the soil on which you live is in serious danger today?
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Photo: Copyright © Conscious Planet Save Soil
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, if soil degradation continues at its current pace, there may be only 60 years of agricultural activity left. This prospect inevitably poses the risk of a severe global food crisis.
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Photo: Copyright © Conscious Planet Save Soil
Worldwide, according to the United Nations to combat desertification, soil degradation has negative effects on 3.2 billion people, and 74% of the poor are directly affected by its consequences.
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Photo: Copyright © Conscious Planet Save Soil
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) suggests that by 2050, climate change and soil degradation will lead, in some regions, to a 50% reduction in crop yields, resulting in 143 million migrants moving from Africa, South Asia, and Latin America.
Do you think soil problems are distant from you and do not directly concern you? 
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The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), which brings together scientists and researchers in the field of biological sciences, particularly molecular biology, asserts that over 60% of European soil is in an unhealthy condition, and 45% of it contains very low amounts of organic carbon, which alone constitutes about 58% of the organic matter present in soils.
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Photo: Copyright © Conscious Planet Save soil
Soil degradation has affected the quality and quantity of nutrients in the fruits, vegetables, and cereals we consume. Even in our country, agricultural soil degradation is concerning.
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Photo: Copyright © Conscious Planet Save soil 
According to the international scientific journal Biology and Fertility of Soils (BFS), the level of carbon in the soil is close to the threshold of desertification.
The Conscious Planet Save the Soil Movement
To address this serious crisis, Sadhguru, the founder of the Isha Foundation, has launched the Conscious Planet Save Soil movement. The movement aims to bring people from around the world together to defend soil health and support leaders of all nations in instituting policies and national actions to increase organic content in cultivable soil.
The global Conscious Planet Save Soil movement is based on three fundamental pillars:
  1. Education and awareness: the movement aims to raise awareness about the soil crisis and ways to address it.
  2. Political actionthe movement supports political leaders in adopting policies that promote soil health.
  3. Individual action: the movement encourages people to take concrete actions to improve soil health.
Save Soil is, therefore, a global response to this crisis and aims to engage and inspire at least 4 billion people (60% of the world's electorate) to support long-term policies for soil revitalization. The movement has already had a significant impact worldwide, collecting over 1.7 billion signatures from 192 countries.
On March 21, 2022, Sadhguru began a motorcycle journey from London to Delhi, India, to raise awareness about the soil crisis. The journey covered 30,000 kilometers through 27 countries, with two stops in Italy in Venice and Rome.
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During his journey, Sadhguru met with politicians, experts, influencers, and tens of thousands of supporters to raise public awareness about soil extinction and inspire long-term policy changes for soil health.
Drawing on the contributions of eminent soil scientists, the movement has created manuals for 193 nations, serving as a basis for various soil policy options suitable for their respective regions based on soil type, latitude, climatic zone, and other factors. It is in direct contact with governments and scientific experts to expedite regulatory changes for soil health.
The overall goal of Save Soil is to ensure a minimum organic content of 3-6% in agricultural soil worldwide. This would make the soil alive and usable sustainably on all agricultural lands.
Supporters of theo  global Conscious Planet Save Soil movement
Numerous personalities and international organizations endorse the movement, including:
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) 
  • World Food Programme (WFP) 
  • United Nations Environment Programme, Faith for Earth Initiative
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • International Initiative “4 per 1000” 
  • Vaticano
  • World Islamic League
Save Soil is everyone's movement, and each of us can become an active participant by staying informed, promoting the movement, participating in events, and raising awareness among politicians. Discover how to get Earth Buddy.
Edited by editorial staff, Avion Tourism Magazine
Text source, video and photos: Conscious Planet Save Soil Press
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