Restoring degraded landscapes one ecosystem at a time

A special edition of REVOLVE magazine dedicated to restoring degraded landscapes has been published in partnership with Meaningful client Ecosystem Restoration Camps (ERC).

Marking the beginning of the new UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030), of which ERC is an official Supporting Partner, the edition was published on 21 March to coincide with the UN International Day of Forests.

Ecosystem restoration is the “process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged or destroyed”. It’s an issue very close to our heart, so we were pleased to manage a 3-month media partnership with REVOLVE on behalf of ERC on a pro-bono basis. Helping to tell the story of ecosystem restoration is our way of giving something back to the projects and communities doing meaningful work for society and the environment.

The campaign included:

A photo competition to choose REVOLVE’s Spring cover image

37 stunning images were collected from 19 ERC camps around the world and readers were invited to vote for their favourite online. The winning photo, an inspiring shot from ECR’s Mainsprings camp in Tanzania, became the cover image for REVOLVE’s Spring issue.

A 16-page photo essay

When it comes to bringing ecosystem restoration to life, an image can be worth a thousand words. This photo essay showcases inspiring ERC images from around the globe in a special 16-page magazine feature.

A double-page interview with ERC Camp Coordinator and co-founder Ashleigh Brown

Ashleigh spoke to REVOLVE about the origins of ERC and how what started as a grassroots initiative has grown into a global effort to restore degraded landscapes and educate as many people as possible about the value of ecosystem restoration. The interview was published online as well as in print. Read an excerpt here.

Ecosystem restoration could solve a multitude of problems such as desertification, food insecurity and climate change. It can even help quell the flames of conflict in places where desertification has caused desperation.

Ashleigh Brown, camp coordinator and co-founder of Ecosystem Restoration Camps

Ecosystem Restoration Camps is a global movement of people working together to repair broken ecosystems and, in doing so, provide humanity with hope of a better future. With 37 camps currently active worldwide, ERC aims to bring one million people together by 2030 to restore degraded ecosystems in 100 camps around the world.

REVOLVE is an award-winning quarterly magazine with an international readership, focused on sustainability issues such as water, energy, mobility, ecosystems and the circular economy.

Discover the Spring issue of REVOLVE magazine featuring Ecosystem Restoration Camps here.