Diana Donlon

Director, Soil Centric

Diana Donlon is a soil and climate advocate. As the director for Soil Centric, a new for-purpose organization designed to accelerate engagement in regenerative agriculture, Donlon explores untapped avenues for immediate climate action.

Donlon was the director and founder of Soil Solutions at the Center for Food Safety from 2013 through April 2018, where she helped empower the public to make the critical connections between food and climate. Her recent short filmSoil Solutions to Climate Problems, narrated by Michael Pollan, was screened at COP21 by the French Ministry of Agriculture. Available in four languages, the piece created an aesthetic that has been widely emulated and incorporated into two feature-length films.

Donlon has a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of California, Berkeley; a Master’s in Education from Harvard University and served two years in Peace Corps, Morocco.



Going Carbon Negative

December 7, 2018
The math is clear: lowering greenhouse gas emissions is not enough to keep the earth below 1.5 degrees Celsius of post-industrial warming. The...

Down and Dirty

January 30, 2015
The meat industry has been much maligned for its part in climate change. But can raising cattle in pastures help turn global warming into global...

Green Myths Busted

May 21, 2012
Concerned citizens who seek to reduce their individual impact on climate change are often misguided in their choices. Transportation? Household...