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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Betsy was #8 signup to the ABE newsletter way back in 2013 and attended our Chaos Springs workshop in 2018. Doing great work in her community. HibiscusMatters April 2021 (page 17) … Continue reading
If you can make it to this years… Living Wood Fair 17 & 18 April 2021 East Takaka – Golden Bay Then check out the biochar workshop at 3pm on Saturday. … Continue reading
I missed this story in January but was reminded by a link in the IBI January newsletter (linked in the ABE January newsletter) https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/124046340/new-zealands-first-known-microforest-a-tiny-step-towards-fighting-climate-change “To condition the soil, Davis and Clarken have devised a way to make biochar, a charcoal-like … Continue reading
‘Our man in Wellington’ has released a new paper on biochar. This has been prepared to update policy folk in the capital… fingers crossed that it will be seen by receptive eyes. Check it out here: https://winsleys.wordpress.com/2020/02/14/economic-opportunities-for-biochar-in-new-zealand/ … Continue reading
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The following PR has just been circulated: BNNZ Government Agency briefing – Wellington, 11 September Government policy work on the Carbon Zero bill highlights connections between climate change, carbon sequestration and agriculture. Water quality and allocation are also topical with … Continue reading
Don Coyne from ANZBI was in NZ for 10 days in June leading up to the workshops hosted by Dung Beetle Innovations in Whenuapai on 19-20 June. Below is a link to Don’s report on his biochar experiences in NZ. … Continue reading
Celebrate with biochar events in Pukekohe and Bombay on 27 and 28 April … Continue reading
The new book by Albert Bates and Kathleen Draper has been getting rave reviews from inside and outside the international biochar community. I tried to buy online but the shipping costs more than double the price. I’ve been in touch … Continue reading