In June 2020 Dr Adrian Morphett from Earth Systems presented a free online webinar for the community. He covered how biochar is produced and about its economic, soil health and carbon sequestration benefits. This was the second online webinar in our Climate Solutions Series.
Wednesday 17 June at 7.00pm (for approximately an hour with a Q&A after). Venue: Online via Zoom Register on Eventbrite.
Biochar is a form of stable carbon produced from organic matter that represents a practical, localised opportunity for carbon sequestration. It is also tremendously beneficial for soil health. Dr Morphett runs a facility on behalf of the nearby City of Manningham which produces biochar from the municipality’s green waste marketed under the brand Green Man Char.
This is the second in the YCAN Climate Solutions Webinar Series and you are most welcome to participate.
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Webinar One: The Importance of Soil Health
in a Changing World
During May 2020 YCAN held the first online webinar in our Climate Solutions Series.
Guest speaker Sue Bestow from the Office of the National Soils Advocate spoke to the audience of over 20 people about the potential for improved soil health to revolutionise agriculture and draw-down significant amounts of carbon. Testament to the quality of Sue’s presentation was the very high level of engagement and questions throughout.
The first of the YCAN Climate Solutions Webinar Series for 2020. You are invited to this free webinar about the significant opportunities presented by improving soil health with Sue Bestow, the Office of the National Soil Advocate.
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Plastic is an environmental nightmare. Manufacture of plastics produces greenhouse gas. Plastic waste leaches toxins into our waterways. Toxins from plastics can end up in our food chain. Recycling reduces the problem but the best strategy is to not use plastic in the first place.
YCAN is calling on Yarra City Council to initiate a Proudly Plastic Free campaign to encourage food outlets in Yarra to stop supplying disposable plastic items such as bags, bottles, cutlery and packaging.
Sign our petition to the Council now and pledge to preference businesses that display a Proudly Plastic Free Yarra sign.
YCAN will add your name and email to an aggregated Help Make Yarra Proudly Plastic Free petition and present it to the City of Yarra Council in 2018.