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Biochar: The oldest new thing you've never heard of - Wae Nelson

Biochar: The oldest new thing you've never heard of - Wae Nelson

Wae Nelson was employed as a mechanical engineer in the aerospace and defence industries for many years, working both as a designer and as a manager in manufacturing. Now he publishes the magazine beloved by local gardeners, Florida Gardening, and pursues his passion for biochar — a DIY, scalable technique to both improve horticultural yields and sequester carbon simultaneously.

Biochar: Putting the carbon genie back in the bottle - Rob Lerner

Biochar: Putting the carbon genie back in the bottle - Rob Lerner

Rob Lerner is a biologist, environmentalist, and entrepreneur. A veteran of several start-ups, his business experience spans renewable energy, technology development, and other areas. He is a practicing sustainability advocate, green homebuilder, and biochar philanthropreneur, engaged in biochar project development in chosen hometown of San Miguel de Allende, and in sustainable agroforestry enterprises in Latin America.

Biochar: Putting carbon back where it belongs - Tony Lovell

Biochar: Putting carbon back where it belongs - Tony Lovell

Tony Lovell will explain the reasoning behind how more green growing plants means more captured carbon dioxide = more water = more production = more biodiversity = more profit. Did you know that a 1% change in soil organic matter across just one-quarter of the World's land area could sequester 300 billion tonnes of physical CO2.

Biochar: An ancient solution to a modern problem - Lopa Brunjes

Biochar: An ancient solution to a modern problem - Lopa Brunjes

Lopa Brunjes is a biochar pioneer, passionate sustainability advocate, and visionary businesswoman. Lopa currently serves as Executive VP of Biochar Engineering Corp, a small Colorado company defining the leading edge of the burgeoning biochar industry.

A teacher growing green in the South Bronx - Stephen Ritz

A teacher growing green in the South Bronx - Stephen Ritz

A whirlwind of energy and ideas, Stephen Ritz is a teacher in New York's tough South Bronx, where he and his kids grow lush gardens for food, greenery — and jobs. Just try to keep up with this New York treasure as he spins through the many, many ways there are to grow hope in a neighbourhood many have written off, or in your own.

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