Biochar is a charcoal-like substance that’s made by burning organic material from agricultural and forestry wastes (also called biomass) in a controlled process called pyrolysis. Although it looks a lot like common charcoal, biochar is produced using a specific process to reduce contamination and safely store carbon. (Regeneration International)

Biosolids are nutrient-rich organic materials resulting from the treatment of domestic sewage in a wastewater treatment facility (i.e., treated sewage sludge). Biosolids are a beneficial resource, containing essential plant nutrients and organic matter and are recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment. (Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (PDF))

Citizen Science or Community-based Science is the involvement of the public in scientific research – whether community-driven research or global investigations. (Citizen

Climate Justice is a term used for framing global warming as an ethical and political issue, rather than one that is purely environmental or physical in nature. (Climate Justice Alliance)

Divest Invest is a movement to divest from fossil fuels and invest in climate solutions. It’s also applied more broadly, for example to criminalization, and to cooperative community ownership of power generation. (Divest/Invest: From Criminalization)

Indigenous jurisprudence is the legal practices of Indigenous or Aboriginal law. They are often more anchored to specific land and interrelationship with it. Working with tribal lawmakers’ leadership can support environmental decisions and health of all beings. (Reference – The Land is the Source of The Law by C F Black)

Hydroseeding is a planting process that uses a slurry of seed and mulch. It is often used as an erosion control technique on construction sites, as an alternative to the traditional process of broadcasting or sowing dry seed. (Wikipedia)

Watershed – an area of land that feeds all the water running under it and drains off of it into a body of water. Everything that filters from land ends up in our watersheds, and caring for them is a huge leverage point for addressing social and environmental wellness. (US Geological Survey has a more thorough description.)