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Category: 3.2. Natural Climate Solutions, Land Use and Natural Resource Management

Press Release: Events April 20-27 on Local Food and Farms, Hydroponics, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Biochar and Local Carbon Network

April Event Series Continues Efforts for “Community Opportunity Organizing” April 15, 2021, Southern Illinois – Clean energy and climate change adaptation and mitigation opportunities are the biggest moment of our time. A series of events this April and May are kicking off a concerted #AllTogetherNowSI effort to organize our communities around the efforts to bring […]

Natural Climate Solutions

Studies have shown that natural climate solutions can deliver 37% of necessary greenhouse gas reductions in the near term. The Nature Conservancy has tons of insights on natural climate solutions. Check out Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace Map: Welcome to Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Markets Map, which tracks projects and initiatives to protect forests, conserve watersheds, and […]

Local Carbon Network

I would like to do a local carbon network at a location just south of Carbondale, out by Blue Sky Winery. A local carbon network is where we collect organic waste (agriculture, forestry), make something useful out of it and distribute it to those in the network, and sell whatever’s left over. These guys out […]

Innovation Panel – June 12 2019 – Carbondale, Illinois

The Innovation Section, with keynote and panelists, will wrap up the day’s events at The Climate Economy in Southern Illinois – Creating Resilient Business, Jobs and Communities. The cultivation of southern Illinois’ rich natural resources and waste streams  are literally innovation opportunities waiting to happen. Our panel is going to cover Climate Economy Innovation ideas […]

Biochar – Expanding Our Economic Choices

Biochar is an example of flipping our traditional way of thinking on its head. There are so many crazy things that humans do in mindless ways that result in damages to the environment. All we have to do is think differently. We have a choice before us now, individually and collectively. Civilizations undergo transformations. We […]

Biochar: Resurrection

Biochar is something you make out of dead organic stuff (e.g., wood waste), by bringing it back to life with a new purpose. Biochar has been around for a long time. It’s been found in ancient forests, responsible for maintaining the health and productive capacity of its soils over centuries. But it’s getting a second […]