Serving food & water structures and cooling our Earth
by functional greening our society and restoring nature

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Why Our-Green-Spine?
  • Cooling  Earths Atmosphere and surface by finding leverage of nature’s own processes and, at the same time, remove and uptake massive quantities CO2 effectively.
  • Strengthen and enhance the water and food structures to make regions more resilient and self-supporting and reduce the need for people to leave their home countries and….
  • In essence it helps mankind survive the potential climate threat’s.
How will Our-Green-Spine do this?

OGS uses nature’s own strength provided by effect-related green structures in order to restore the green spine of the earth.

What is Our-Green-Spine?

OGS is a multidisciplinary discipline based on long term research on micro and macro climatic properties of plants/plantation/green structures. Our-Green-Spine relies on proven techniques & products.

Our-Green-Spine delivers the basic control handle of the ‘Key-Processes” 

The basic to tackle the ‘climate change effects’ is to control the effects of Nature’s Key-Processes on earth’s surface and in earth’s Atmosphere. These key-processes involved are Radiation, Wind Patterns & Velocity and above all the Water-cycle. The handle, the lever to control these Key-Process are  the (new) green urban & green agricultural landscapes.

Why should we control the Key-Processes?

The key-processes are completely entangled with each other. Lesser control on the key-process ‘radiation’ for instance means lesser control on the key-processes ‘wind patterns’ and ‘water-cycle’ whereas controlling the ‘water-cycle’ is vital for food and drinking water and therefore for prolonging society/man-kinds existence.

Why do we need green structures?

We need to start with a large scale reduction of CO2 emissions. However, the effects of these reductions can take long to show a tangible cooling effect. Green structures have a immediate and decisive influence on managing radiation, wind/velocity and water-cycle on earth’s surface and atmosphere, which is needed to safeguard earth’s energy balance/the ability too cool earth’s atmosphere that is crucial for our society. Paleo-Climatic Research shows how events of warming earths atmosphere by deforestation triggered significant changes in climate patterns followed by severe economic and social set-backs during the Roman Empire and in the Middle Ages (Shortlist Sources: H.H. Lamb, William F. Ruddiman, Jed O. Kaplan et al. ). Research shows also recent climate-changes due to deforestation. (Shortlist Sources: Petra Hesslerová, Jan Pokorný/Gourdji et al. )   

Green starts Cooling Immediately

Principles of Our-Green-Spine:   

Plants properties & the Water-Cycle: 
When ocean water evaporates and condenses into rain clouds, the clouds are sucked onto the edges of continents by pressure differences in the atmosphere and we get the precipitation delivered where we need. To repeat to process of water transport land-inwards we need a next chain of sources of evaporation, green structures which by transpiration of plantation add water vapor to the atmosphere which condenses to clouds.

Recent research (Source: Utrecht University) shows the decisive role of evaporation in cooling our atmosphere hence providing scientific evidence for OGS, hence underling the value of OGS.

Earth emits energy by condensation: 
Cloudsreflects incoming radiations, but also support outgoing long-wave as a result of phase-change processes; when water-vapor condenses, water molecules from high level (gas) transform into a low level (liquid). In this process water-molecules will release latent heat in the form of photons or phonon. (Source: University of Shanghai & Carnegie Institute ).
OGS will enhance the evaporation-capacity and through this the cooling capacity of earth’s surface and Earth’s Atmosphere.

Interacting green structures by a Spatial-Design Strategy: 
Interacting green structures, covering a relative low percentage of an area,  have the same cooling and CO2-sequestration abilities as 100% coverage by forests. By embedding the properties of plantation in an urban and agriculture infrastructure Our-Green-Spine translates the properties of plantation in a spatial-design strategy.

The Spatial-Design-Strategy of Our-Green-Spine: 
The Spatial-Design-Strategy is effect-based, providing a 100% green-coverage-effect (without 100% spatial coverage) changing  urban deserts/agricultural deserts/any natural desert area in to a green climate controlled area’s.

No need for Regional Rivalry – Make Green – Not War! 

This simply means zero land-use losses for water-storage / food-production / transport / housing, as the same area can produce all the values which are needed without any environmental or ecological risks.

A new ‘social inclusive’ circular chain purpose driven green economy:

OGS creates a new social inclusive circular chain purpose driven green economy based on finding leverage by nature’s own sources / care Management of earth’s resources. OGS is the ultimate opprtunity for “Unlocking the Inclusive Growth Story of the 21st Century”  as the content of OGS links seamless with “The New Climate Economy “-report of The Global Commission on Economy and Climate. Link

Our-Green-Spine embeds CDR & DAC: 

OGS mobilizes natures own forces for Carbon-Dioxide Removal (CDR) + Direct Air Cleaning (DAC):The OGS effect-based spatial design strategy embeds CDR by finding leverage of nature’s own processes (controllable and calculable CO2 sequestration by plantation) but also enables links to industry, like production bio-based materials, carbon sequestration in soils, liquid CO2 as raw material for off-grid cooling or raw material for bio-plastics. DAC can also be embedded in OGS-systems for optimizing conditions for CO2-scrubbing.

Cooling earth and enhancing the strength of our society at tremendously low costs: 

Without making our society resilient and future proof  a lot of capital is at stake. We estimate that OGS will only cost 0,25% -0,1% percent per year of the expected losses on financial assets and general assets when nothing is done.

Need for Funding: 

OGS needs a multi-disciplinary scientific assessment coordinated & supported by an independent Our-Green-Spine foundation, including:

  • Design simulations OGS urban/country landscapes/deserts
  • Assessment of OGS LUTC on evaporative cooling/atmospheric cooling/heat transfer/transfer radiation in/outwards earth’s atmosphere (University of Shanghai)
  • Assessment on OGS & Finances; private/general assets.
  • Spreading the good news in Networks
  • Spreading the good news on media
  • Development Course Program
 Time span:   

We need a World War II like mobilization to save civilization, in that modus OGS could take 10 years to get accepted world-wide and could realize tangible world-wide cooling effects within a 30-50 years’ time span and on a shorter horizon better water and food structures.

To emphasize exclusively on CO2-emission reduction and CO2 sequestration for cooling earth’s atmosphere  will take too much time (between hundreds to thousends of years) to obtain results. 

Time lapse for starting up the first phase of OGS-operation is two to three years.

For a deeper view into the fascinating world of OGS: Link Understanding OGS and following pages.

Our-Green-Spine is empowered by: 

Pieter-Paul de Kluiver   – info@our-green-spine.org            +31 6 229 84 865
Marcel de Berg                  – marcel.planb@gmail.com           +31 6 181 39 679
Maxime Rekkers               – maximerekkers@gmail.com       +31 6 523 53 402

For those particularly interested in ready made products/components/ development & co-creation: Link Front-Runners

Tiny ground covering Periwinkle for instance cools the underground upto 2 meters depth and deivers water-vapour by evapo-transpiration
All plant species help to control Key-Processess