Solutions exist. We live in an era of seemingly intractable challenges: increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, rising food demands from a human population that is projected to expand from seven to nine billion people by 2050, and dwindling supplies of fresh water, to name just three. What to do? So far, our response to these big problems has been to consider “big” solutions. Why not consider low-cost, low-tech, nature-based solutions instead? There are many regenerative practices that address climate, food, and water issues. The link is carbon. It’s the soil beneath our feet, the plants that grow, the land we walk, the wildlife we watch, the livestock we raise, the food we eat, the energy we use, and the air we breathe. Carbon is the essential element of life.