205 results for author: Joanna Campe

Viva La Raw: Inventor Transforms Costa Rican Farming With Local Artisan’s Rock Dust

Nestled within the lush Costa Rican landscapes, a health-conscious innovator and horticultural pioneer has been rewriting the rules of farming.

The Riches of Rock Dust, by GetRealAlliance.org

Episode 5 of an 8 part series around positive solution for climate change, created by the Get Real Alliance

Mati Carbon Removals Fights Climate Change, Enables Climate Resilience for Marginal Farmers in India

Shantanu Agarwal is a climate tech entrepreneur on a mission to improve the lives of marginal farmers while simultaneously fighting climate change. In 2021, he founded Mati Carbon Removals, a project of the Swaniti Initiative, a 501(c)(3) non-profit with offices in the US and India. Shantanu Agarwal (far right) with colleagues and helpers collecting samples in the field. Photo courtesy of Mati.  In a July 2023 episode of the OpenAir webinar series, “This is CDR,” Agarwal had this to say about his new project: “The mission at Mati is essentially enabling climate resilience for marginal farmers. That’s where it started, and that ...

How the Farm Bill 2023 can help solve climate change

During a listening session, Maine residents raised concerns to Rep. Chellie Pingree regarding the introduction in the United States Congress of the latest five-year Farm Bill.

InPlanet Takes On Climate Change and Advances Sustainable Farming with Local Soil Remineralizers

Is it possible to fight climate change while simultaneously supporting regenerative farming practices? The company InPlanet is showing that the answer is yes. 

How to Lock Carbon in the Soil Permanently

Prof. Wolfram Buss of Australian National University Large-scale carbon sequestration is a significant challenge, especially when considering competition for land and resources among different techniques. In this article we report the findings of Buss et al.[4] concerning the synergistic interactions between techniques and soil processes and how they can enhance carbon sequestration potential. The study aims to identify limitations, assess interactions, and define strategies for integrating these methods into agro-ecosystems for large-scale carbon sequestration. Human-induced climate change is already causing severe effects on the environment, ...

Volunteer with the Kilimanjaro Project

Addressing Food Security Through Soil Remineralization Engineers Without Borders - Tanzania, through the Kilimanjaro Project, is looking to address food security and malnutrition. Currently, they have started small-scale production of natural fertilizer and animal feed: 100% All Natural Fertilizer - Rutubisha (rock dust, biochar and manure) 100% All Natural Water Soluble Animal Feed (rock dust and soda ash) 100% All Natural Water Soluble Chicken feed (rock dust and soda ash) 100% All Natural Chicken Meal (Tithonia Diversifolia, coarse maize, sunflower cake, lime) The project is a sustainable, socially responsible business ...

A Breakthrough in Verifying Carbon Dioxide Removal by Rock Dust Weathering

For over a billion years, rock weathering has played a central role in regulating Earth's climate. So what’s behind the rock-climate connection? It turns out...

Indiegogo campaign: Addressing Food Insecurity in Tanzania

In partnership with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Tanzania, US-based nonprofit Remineralize the Earth (RTE) is raising funds to introduce locally-sourced, mineral-rich volcanic, basalt, rock dust...

Carbon Drawdown Initiative Advocates New Recipe for ERW Research

In a time of increasing uncertainty about the future, unprecedented fossil fuel consumption, and the frustrating stagnation of deployable green energies, it might seem difficult to imagine a positive future. But those at the Carbon Drawdown Initiative are self-proclaimed “optimists” who see the present period as an opportunity to learn as much as we can and stock our green arsenals for when the time comes that our society is ready for collective change. The Carbon Drawdown Initiative focuses on supporting research, negative emission technology, and public/political work to establish frameworks that can facilitate new technologies as they are ...