From their website:
"The Global Earth Repair Conference will bring 500 or more people together to talk about earth repair (ecosystem restoration) at local, regional, state, national and international levels. The Global Earth Repair Conference facilitates the exchange of information between earth repair practitioners. The Global Earth Repair Conference will contribute to, and draw attention to, the worldwide, earth repair movement. Restoration efforts in the world are already substantial and there is a lot of experience and knowledge to draw on. The Global Earth Repair Conference is also about techniques for building broad-based, social movements. How can many more people become involved, including the youth? What are the mechanisms of local funding? The Global Earth Repair Conference aims to address both the technical and social aspects of planetary regeneration."
From the IBI website: "Now in its 12th year, the International Biomass Conference & Expo is expected to bring together more than 800 attendees, 100 exhibitors and 100 speakers from more than 40 countries. It is the largest gathering of biomass professionals and academics in the world. The conference provides relevant content and unparalleled networking opportunities in a dynamic business-to-business environment. In addition to abundant networking opportunities, the largest biomass conference in the world is renowned for its outstanding programming—powered by Biomass Magazine–that maintains a strong focus on commercial-scale biomass production, new technology, and near-term research and development. Join us at the International Biomass Conference & Expo as we enter this new and exciting era in biomass energy."
Western Forestry and Conservation Association is sponsoring a one-day training conference on biochar in lovely Vancouver, WA on April 25. Details and registration at:
Oregon Biochar Solutions Rogue Biochar
I spoke with Grant Scheve of Oregon Biochar Solutions, makers of Rogue biochar (https://www.chardirect.com/) . Rogue biochar is made from Douglas fir and pine from woody biomass from local logging and mill residues, and is thus all wood straight from the forest. Production is 45,000 cubic yards per year of 83% carbon biochar with uniform particle size, a hydrogent to carbon ratio of .25, average surface area of 500 square meters per gram and less than 10% ash content and pH of 9.5-10. pH 9.5-10.
For further information, contact:
OREGON BIOCHAR SOLUTIONS
VP Sales Cell: (541) 941-4767 Office: (541) 275-1160 www.chardirect.com
Oroville, Ca, June 18, 2018 – Today at Riverbend Park in Oroville, Ca. World Cup Soccer is sharing the limelight with another big soccer story closer to home. The soccer fields at Riverbend Park sustained substantial damage from flooding during the spillway event. Feather River Recreation and Park district has taken a great step in building a more resilient and environmentally sound soccer field complex for the community.
We have found we no longer have the human or financial assets to battle forest fires as they are burning larger and more intense due to our climate. Working with public and private foresters to build distributed clean biomass reduction sites at a community level works. The numbers prove the lack of access to those public lands for outdoor recreation is one of the greatest public health and economic risks we have.
The Outdoor Industry Association Is now a $887 billion industry it drives 7.6 million jobs across the us & brings $65.3 billion in federal & $59.2 billion in state | local tax revenue annually - that's bigger than oil, gas and pharma combined.
Riverbend Park Scores Water Savings At Soccer Fields With Oyster X SmartSink.
Living X Elements announced the launch of the first Oyster X SmartSink a soil amendment solution to save water and store carbon in the soil At The Sustainable Brands Show in Vancouver BC earlier this month. The Oyster X SmartSink platform is designed to create a transparent full chain of custody for clean biomass waste sources such as forestry, agriculture and specific urban sources and return them to the landscape as a Smart X Char bio carbon. The platform is underpinned by a soon to be released carbon standard by Living X Elements and its standards partners.
Why Oyster X SmartSink? Our SmartSinks mimic how an oyster works in our waterways. Each oyster in the wild can pump up to 50 gallons of water a day through its body, filtering many volatiles like Co2, methane and nitrate and sequester them.
Oyster X SmartSink helps mitigate storm water runoff to our waterways to help natural oyster banks thrive. The Smart XChar bio carbon soil amendment is derived from beetle kill pine trees impacted by the drought gripping forests across the West.
The soil amendments water savings, carbon storage and soil health data will be tracked and shared publically. We are excited to work with our collective team to bring this project to Oroville as the first step to establishing a hub of water technology and innovation. Thanks go out to Feather River Recreation and Park District, Melton Design Group, Franklin Construction, Sierra Landscape and Applied Biomass Technicians.
We are creating opportunities with brand partners to sponsor Oyster X SmartSink sites in corporate campus landscapes as well as public / private parks and schools. The carbon sequestration and water retention benefits of a site give brands another tool to balance their overall impact. A % of proceeds will go to oyster and forest restoration
A press conference will be held at Riverbend Park in Oroville, Ca. at 1:30pm PST Monday June 18th 2018 near the soccer fields the public is welcome.
About Living X Elements
At Living X Elements we know there is nothing more important than the power of choice. From brand strategy to technology adoption we work with brands to create a road map to weave sustainable solutions into to the fabric of their operation and drive the dynamic back story of their impacts.
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