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About Rewild Earth

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Invasive species destroy native ecosystems and drive native species to extinction. Humans introduced invasives and humans can remove invasives!

Rewild Earth is here to make it is easy for you to help save native species from extinction. As of October 2023, we mostly offer events in the North Carolina Triangle area (Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough), but we're happy to offer events from other areas.

You'll be amazed to see how much impact you can have in just a couple of hours. Join the green wave by clicking on the Sign In / Sign Up button!

Click on the tabs on the top of the page to check out upcoming and past events, and all sorts of resources.

What do we mean by "Rewild"?

Epsilon Eta battles the privet

By "wild", we mean life on this planet that is non-human. Humans have over thousands of years killed more and more life on our planet, in many cases driving entire species to extinction. Surely that is a sin, if anything can be called a sin.

We believe that humans are no better than other species. We have no right to kill others, except in order to survive and protect our own.

And now it is clear: human destruction of life on Planet Earth, driven by our addition to comfort, convenience, and entertainment, could end life for all of us, including humans.

It's time for humans to commit to healing our planet, to saving the lives of non-humans. That is what we mean by "rewilding." And the way we do that is to first remove invasive species that are killing off native species. Then we move on to restoration of native ecosystems.

About Invasives

UNC dental students with their wisteria trophies

Invasive species are non-native species that have no evolved competition to their reproduction and spread. Over time, invasive non-natives suppress native species.

What constitutes an invasive species varies tremendously by location. As of 2023, information about invasives and events on this site reflect the situation in the southeast of the United States.

Please don't misunderstand. There is nothing "wrong" or "bad" about invasives like wisteria and kudzu. In the parts of the world where they evolved naturally, they co-exist (or, to be more accurate, constantly struggle to survive and thrive) with other species. They are only a problem - and need to be eradicated or at least minimized - because humans have brought them to areas where they do not belong and did not evolve to live.

Help Us Heal Our Planet

Duke alumni with a loooooong kudzu vine

Humans caused the awful problems facing billions of creatures today. But do not despair!

Humans can also be the solution. When it comes to invasives, for example, humans can use their own time and bodies to have an enormously positive impact.

Each and every one of you can save trees and the many creatures that depend on these amazing forms of life!