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CLIMATE SOLUTIONS FROM THE GROUND UP: CARBON FARMING
December 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Featuring JOHN WICK, Co-Founder, Marin Carbon Project
In response to the rapid pace of global climate change, the Marin Carbon Project (MCP) seeks to enhance carbon sequestration in rangeland, agricultural, and forest soils through applied research, demonstration and implementation.
Through five years of intensive research, MCP has demonstrated that the application of compost as a rangeland soil amendment can significantly increase rates of soil carbon sequestration, resulting in enhanced soil quality, soil water holding capacity and reduced atmospheric carbon. To date, MCP has both demonstrated and modeled total greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation rates over a 30-year time frame of more than 18 tons of CO2-equivalents per acre of land treated with organic amendments. If scaled to encompass 50% of California’s 23m hectares of rangeland, compost amendment alone could mitigate ALL of California’s commercial and residential GHG emissions (~42 MMT CO2-equivalents/year).
Moderated by Larry Bragman, MMWD board member
Music by Firefly
$10 suggested donation; no one turned away
Refreshments will be served.
Venue: First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo 72 Kensington Road , San Anselmo, CA 94960 United States
Co-sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo; 350Marin; Environmental Forum of Marin; Marin Water Coalition; MOMS Advocating Sustainability; Pesticide Free Marin by 2016; Pesticide Free Zone; Sierra Club Marin Group; Sustainable Fairfax; Sustainable Homestead Valley