Biocarbon: forest and eagle
Rachel Lodge
Biocarbon: Mobilizing the power of nature to help restore our climate
November 25, 2014

In this video, learn more about biocarbon and the role it can play in addressing the climate crisis.

In beautiful watercolor images, we tell the story of the carbon cycle and explain how fossil fuel combustion and land disturbance have thrown the cycle off kilter.  We tell you how increasing natural carbon storage would restore that balance and a livable climate.

We highlight the Pacific Northwest’s immense biocarbon opportunities and the ingenuity of innovators in forestry, agriculture, coastal wetlands, urban development, and organic materials, who are advancing biocarbon solutions while also generating a host of other environmental, social, and economic benefits.  

Spread the Word!

This video is intended as an educational and communications tool to spread the biocarbon message broadly, as well as to widen the circle of stakeholders advocating on behalf of biocarbon. Please share this video widely and often.

How you can help

Get involved with organizations that are working on biocarbon solutions.


Our deep gratitude to artist and strategic communicator Rachel Lodge, who not only came up with the idea for the video, but donated her time to create the story, all of the watercolor images, and the animation design. We are also grateful to Ryan Quinn and Damien Oramas at Hooligan, who donated their skills to edit, animate, and produce the final video. Finally, we acknowledge Jenna Garmon, who led the Northwest Biocarbon Initiative with exceptional skill and who worked side-by-side with Rachel on this video.

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Author Bio

Eileen V. Quigley is Founder and Executive Director of the Clean Energy Transition Institute, which develops research and analytics to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy in the Northwest.

From 2017-2019, Eileen led development of the Northwest Deep Decarbonization Pathways study and wrote the report of its findings, Meeting the Challenge of Our Time: Pathways to a Clean Energy Future for the Northwest, the first economy-wide analysis of decarbonization pathways mapped to the Northwest’s economic and institutional realities.

Eileen spent seven years from 2009-2016 at Climate Solutions serving as Director of Strategic Innovation and oversaw the New Energy Cities, Sustainable Advanced Fuels/a>, and Northwest Biocarbon Initiative programs.

She currently serves on the Board of Stockholm Environment Institute-US and the Advisory Board of Western Washington University’s Institute for Energy Studies. Eileen received her Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Arts in Literature from Yale University.

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