Why Every Environmentalist Should Demand 3% Organic Content in Soil


  • Soil is a very significant carbon sink
  • Soil is the largest water soak on the planet
  • 87% of life on the planet, depends on 36-39 inches of topsoil (on average). What can you build without soil?

In late 2021 Sadhguru and the Conscious Planet woke me up to the dying soil crisis. A lot of what I share about saving soil, comes from watching many hours of Sadhguru and scientists discussing saving soil; and reading blogs.

Sadhguru (65), yogi, Guinness World Records environmentalist, and founder of Isha Foundation, one of the largest volunteer run non profit’s in the world, has committed to ride 100 days, on a motorcycle, 30,000 KM, through 27 countries.

Saying this is an effort to bring a policy in 192 countries that if you own agricultural land, a minimum of 3-6% organic content should be there (in the soil). This is our responsibility for the future generation.”

Farmer Suicides & Income Must be Addressed

Farmer suicide rates are alarming. Farming is not easy or profitable for local farmers. The majority of farmers’ children, have no interest in farming.

Sadhguru advocates farming to be a well paid profession. Informing the United Nations, his mission is to facilitate the marriage of ecology and economy.

Organic content levels are easy to measure and verify.

Once a crop is done, soil often sits dry and unproductive. Pesticides push production. Both practices kill the microbial life required for healthy soil. Making it even harder on the farmer next year.

Two ideas to increase farmer income is with carbon credits and increased food prices, based on levels of organic content in the soil. Food grown in soil with 3% to 6% organic content, taste better, has more micronutrients and sequesters more carbon.

What Are Your Thoughts & Insights?

I welcome your input and conversation around this topic. It’s really critical our voices get loud to save soil.

Climate Activists 💚 Let’s Unite


In just the last four decades, 40% of the world’s topsoil and 1/3 of the world’s farmable land has been lost. The Conscious Planet, save soil movement, is bringing a science and economic policy to all nations of the world, to establish farmer economic support and farming practices to create 3% to 6% organic content in the world’s farming soil.

Here are 2 big reasons, why we must unite to ensure our governments act on the Conscious Planet demands to save soil.

Farmers Not Incentivized to Keep Soil Healthy

Farmer suicides are growing at an alarming rate. Most children don’t want to take over the family farm. There is no support or financial incentive to create healthy soil. The Conscious Planet proposal to governments includes economic sustainability of farmers.

87% of life on the planet depends on soil. (PNAS, 2018)

Soil Sequesters Carbon

Carbon dioxide is a major factor in climate change and soil sequesters massive amounts of carbon.

Soil and vegetation have the potential to absorb and reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to the level it was before the Industrial Era began in 1850. (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 2021)

To achieve 3% to 6% organic content in the soil, the land must have ground cover, which provides additional support to sequester carbon while increasing water retention.

If the world’s soils are not revitalized, they could release 850 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere due to global warming. This is more than humanity’s emissions in the last 30 years combined. (ScienceDaily, 2020)

#SaveSoil – Let’s Make It Happen

We have the opportunity and technology to come together and avert a crisis. That’s the history I want to create with you! Please reach out with any questions! Visit www.SaveSoil.org to learn more.