As with the early stages of any technology, early adopters spend a lot of time and energy trying to persuade others to adopt as well. For the purposes of this site we are calling that kind of activity, ‘advocacy’; we could have called it evangelisation, activism, lobbying or some other term that suggests enthusiastic support for an idea and some dedication to spreading it.
This part of the site is dedicated to those who would like to learn more about what kind of advocacy is happening in other areas and to help bring together the efforts and strategies, identify the most effective people or strategies to engage when trying to convince others that biochar may be worth investigating in a particular field, practise or organisation.
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Dylan Graves has been an active advocate for biochar & BNNZ in the deep south. His workshops & training has been featured in previous AllBlackEarth newsletters (& there will be another in the November edition). Another advocate for biochar in … Continue reading
Click on the image to link to a well produced chat with Phil Stevens, BNNZ deputy chair, on biochar in NZ. … Continue reading
I’ve been trying to find out more about this initiative, thinking that BNNZ might be able to help or collaborate. I posted to the BNNZ FB page on some earlier media coverage and tried to engage via Eastern Institute of … Continue reading
Biochar is given some air-time in this new documentary set for release toward the end of July. You can take a deeper dive via this link to the Event Organiser Presentation which includes contact details for the film producers and … Continue reading
The Biochar Network New Zealand’s campaign to increase the profile of biochar continues. A Carbon Rescue initiative stemming from the post-Gabrielle residue cleanup has helped facilitate the conversation on how to create value from biomass through the creation of biochar. … Continue reading
Thank you Peter Winsley for this timely contribution in support of biochar in NZ. AND do follow the reference to Phil Steven’s article (which is new to me and also remains extremely relevant to our current situation). … Continue reading
Apologies that this report is a bit out of sequence. I’m keen to keep a record of all NZ media reports on biochar posted here. Its great to see Kim Hill picking up this story but she was a bit … Continue reading
NZ media do seem to be finally tapping the deep black vein of news that is biochar. A minor correction I would make to the story relates to international voluntary carbon markets which are humming mainly on biochar sales. https://bezerocarbon.com/insights/deep-dive-biochar/ … Continue reading
Click the image above for a link to the story (a busy week for biochar in NZ) … Continue reading