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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 […]

Soil: The Next Carbon Frontier?

Have you heard about the permafrost melting? This is soil or ground that’s been frozen for sometimes thousands of years, and it covers one quarter of the land in the northern hemisphere. As recently reported, in places like Alaska and others, we’re finding out that the permafrost is no longer permanent; it’s melting. So what?¬† […]