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Biochar is on Fire!! We have a new way of looking at the environment: We see saving the environment as a huge and profitable opportunity, not a huge and costly problem. Our mission is to restore the environment while creating economic development opportun... read more

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Photos of our preparations for our experimental farm. A race against time before the rains really start. We split a 5 Rai (0.8 Ha) plat into 100 m2 paddies. We are testing biochar enriched fertilizer vs commercial fertilizers. Stay tuned for results of ou... read more

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On October 1, Consul General Michael Heath announced a State Department grant award of $69,974 (2,099,220 THB) to Warm Heart Worldwide, Inc., to support efforts to assist farmers in reducing seasonal airborne particulate pollution in northern Thailand. Th... read more

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We reached a new milestone during the most recent testing of our largest model, the Field Unit 3 (FU3)! Our burning generated over 15 bags of biochar, making our test the most successful to date.

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Dr. D. Michael Shafer, president and co-founder of Warm Heart Worldwide, is featured in the documentary “Smoke: A Crisis in Northern Thailand” which analyzes the burning season and its impact on the economy, environment, and public health. &... read more

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Warm Heart was given the opportunity to present the biochar project as a complimentary solution to the “Action Plan 2016,” aimed to prevent and resolve smog in Northern Thailand. The Deputy Governor of Chiang Mai as well as representatives from the fo... read more

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It was all hands on deck for the first rice harvest from the Warm Heart experimental farm. The biochar experimental farm, which is located 10 km South of Warm Heart’s campus, is a paddy rice (flooded) field which has been divided into 35 plots of 100 m... read more

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Warm Heart completed two successful trainings for roughly 120 people of the community on January 26 and 27. Both days were spent learning how biochar works, and how to build a TLUD (“top lift up draft”) model. The trainings were an important s... read more

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As part of the efforts funded by the US Department of States’ “Breath of Fresh Air” Grant, Warm Heart held two days of training for women of the Mae Pang sub-district. Over the course of two days, roughly 45 women were trained in how to use the TLUD... read more

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The Warm Heart Environmental Program’s team has begun partnering with two corn shucking businesses in Chiang Dao to help find ways biochar can increase their profits. Warm Heart began connecting with the two entrepreneurs after they attended one of the ... read more

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To whom it may concern; We who live in North Thailand appreciate the detailed coverage of the haze problem and its causes offered in “Giving voice to the forests.” I would, however, like to make several points regarding long-term solutions to the prob... read more

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US Consul General Michael Heath hosted a group of about two dozen interested parties to a panel discussion after watching an updated version of Marisa Marchitelli’s film Smoke The Documentary. “We can all see that the pollution is better this year tha... read more

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A few years ago the president of a major Thai bank said to me: “Corporate Social Responsibility is a waste of money. It’s bad marketing and doesn’t help anyone.” He was absolutely right about CSR as currently practised. He was absolutely wrong abo... read more

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With flights diverted from Chiang Mai International Airport, tourism revenues collapsing and healthcare costs soaring, the haze crisis in the North is on everyone’s mind. Here in the North, everybody loves to blame CP for the problem. And why not? Charo... read more

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The US Consulate in Chiang Mai has been a big supporter of Warm Heart’s Environmental Program going back to October 2015 when they funded our Breath of Fresh Air Grant. We are very pleased that the US Consulate recently announced they are going set ... read more

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This update to our story Pursuing a Breath of Fresh Air about how a local 5 Star resort, 137 Pillars House in Chiang Mai, is setting the trend for moving beyond “Going Green”, they have embraced “Doing Green” with a Backyard Biocha... read more

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It may not seem like much at first. But when you consider the statistics, the impact can be immense. Poor farmers release 25 percent of the world’s total of “black carbon”—clouds of smoke that count as the second-largest warming source after CO2... read more

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Repurposing plastic bags and bottles by turning them into useful and arty products can be an easy and profitable way to help clean up the environment! According to research conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency, somewhere between five hundred b... read more

In February, 2017 Warm Heart Environmental Program provided a biochar training program for a diverse group of interested large farm holders from Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The training was held at our facilities in Phrao. Dr. Michael Shafer... read more

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Warm Heart has developed a simple, replicable system to convert styrofoam into a useful product, providing an opportunity for both men and women to build a sustainable business while helping clean up our environment. It does not take much money to start-u... read more

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We would like to thank and acknowledge all of those who made this project a reality: A great big THANK YOU to all of you who helped make this happen! – Amanda Gedney ~~~ Shawn Healy ~~~ Roni Gold ~~~ David Sass ~~~ Melissa Charney ~~~ John and Kathy... read more

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The rivers have escaped their banks. They have destroyed millions of rai of paddies and fields newly prepared for planting. They run dark red with upstream farmers’ topsoil. They have destroyed billions of baht of public investment in communication, tra... read more