Comparable in form and structure to the military service model, volunteers could join an ecological service to regenerate their country's soils. Specifically, they would have to sow, plant and work the soil in order to improve its water infiltration capacity, porosity and organic matter wherever desertification, tree cutting and poor agricultural practices have already taken their toll.
For three years, participants would be provided with food, lodging and an allowance to compensate for their work, which is of inestimable value to the planet. Delivered directly on the land to be regenerated, the ecological service would take the form of theoretical training, practical training and work experience.
Because the simple fact of having plant cover on the ground dissipates heat and thus reduces global warming.
Because it prevents runoff and contributes to the natural water cycle, as water is also a cooling factor and the basis of life on earth.
Because plants capture CO2 that is present in too great a quantity in the atmosphere to sequester it in the soil for decades or even centuries.
Because regenerating the planet's soils means directly and concretely tackling the climate crisis that is destabilizing ecosystems.