Changes to our planet are putting people, plants, and animals at risk. Science tells us that rising temperatures, rising seas, floods, and extreme weather are only going to increase going forward. These environmental impacts threaten our food, water, health and safety, and the costs could cripple entire economies.

Nature is a critical tool for responding to and protecting people from climate change impacts. The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. They address the most urgent conservation challenges at the largest scale.

In 2012, Students of the World sent two teams to document the work of TNC. This video shows the work The Nature Conservancy is doing in Grande Isle Louisiana to restore the gulf coast in order to prevent flooding, loss of habitat, and reduce the impacts of extreme weather on people and their property.

Coastal Erosion Restoration Image

Directors: Jack Reynolds and Riley Engemoen

Producers: Students of the World, Liz Moskowitz

Benefitting Organization: The Nature Conservancy