Environmental News

August, 2016

“One person can make all the difference in the world. For the first time in recorded human history, we have the fate of the whole planet in our hands.” – Chrissie Hynde

Who We Are

Warm Heart is the only non-profit working hands-on with local farmers with the primary goal of eliminating open field burning.

We provide an alternate method for clearing crop fields, one that

  • improves the farmer’s crop production and quality
  • restores damaged soils
  • improves our air quality by removing high levels of CO2

Our program focuses on sustainable agricultural practices centered around the production and use of Biochar.

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Why Biochar?

Biochar is carbon negative! Making biochar removes CO2 from the atmosphere.

Biochar has many agricultural benefits.

Biochar increases crop yields, sometimes substantially if the soil is in poor condition.

Biochar helps to prevent fertilizer runoff and leaching, allowing the use of less fertilizers and diminishing agricultural pollution to the surrounding environment.

Biochar retains moisture, helping plants through periods of drought more easily.

Biochar replenishes exhausted or marginal soils with organic carbon and fosters the growth of soil microbes essential for nutrient absorption, particularly mycorrhizal fungi.

Most importantly, Biochar technology can replace the practice of burning crops fields, eliminating the pollution while creating a product that will help farmers enrich their soils and increase their crop yields.

Environmental News: Upcoming Conferences

5 Aug 2016 – 19 Aug
Kuching, Malaysia
15th International PEAT Congress 2016

15 Aug 2016 – 17 Aug
Cairo, Egypt
International Conference Alternative Renewable Energy Quest

16 Aug 2016 – 18 Aug
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
International Conference on Energy, Environment and Economics

22 Aug 2016 – 27 Aug
Jogjakarta, Indonesia
South Asian Geosciences Student Conference

28 Aug 2016 – 31 Aug
Istanbul, Turkey
European Conference on Renewable Energy Systems

29 Aug 2016 – 01 Sep
Montpellier, France
EcoSummit 2016

(Source: Conference Management Systems )

Environmental News Daily Updates

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August 31, 2016

Chemists develop promising cheap, sustainable battery for grid energy storage

by Morley

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(Credit: Shutterstock/University of Waterloo)

Chemists at the University of Waterloo have developed a long-lasting zinc-ion battery that costs half the price of current lithium-ion batteries and could help enable communities to shift away from traditional power plants and into renewable solar and wind energy production.

Professor Linda Nazar and her colleagues from the Faculty of Science at Waterloo made the important discovery, which appears in the journal, Nature Energy.

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How to Profit With Biochar

Learn how you can make money saving the environment

As Biochar becomes more popular, the market will boom as everyday people understand the many benefits of Biochar.

Whether you want to start your own business, or simply use biochar in your own garden, the process is very easy and affordable.

Warm Heart staff recently conducted a training program for a hospitality group in Chiang Mai. The hotel staff was shown how to make biochar from their own dead leaves, lawn and garden trimmings.

Besides using the biochar in their garden, they are taking advantage of the excellent odor and moisture absorbent and natural deodorizer properties of biochar.

Their plans to use the biochar include placing pans of the charcoal underneath beds to help keep rooms smelling fresh and keep the moisture and mildew down. It will also be used in linen closets, and in the kitchen to absorb smoke and odor.

One idea to consider is the number of hotels and restaurants that would benefit from this ecological and inexpensive way to improve their environment.

To learn how to make biochar see our Free Resources box below.

Come up with a practical way to package your biochar for specific use for the hospitality industry and you will be on your way!

Entrepreneurs are jumping into biochar production!

Environmental News: Innovation

Purrfect Use of Biochar

The process of making biochar reduces the amount of CO2 released into our atmosphere. Which is a good thing!

But the benefits do not stop there. Putting biochar back into the soil is just as important.

Mercola.com has recently developed an organic, high performance, super absorbent clumping cat litter that has everything a cat lover wants—without all the harsh chemicals and potentially harmful ingredients.

Organic BioCharged Kitty Litter is the first carbon-neutral cat litter, which has the immense ability to absorb moisture and trap and eliminate odors.

BioCharged Kitty Litter is biodegradable and makes excellent compost for an outdoor garden.

Souce: Yahoo Finance

Free Resources

Warm Heart provides free training materials for anyone interested in learning how to build a biochar oven. Our focus is on making it affordable and easy so anyone can have access to use this powerful technology.

You can watch our Video, or download the instructions in a PDF format.

Be sure to check out all the resources we have for you.

Another entrepreneur cashing in on Biochar

Want an Amazing Garden? We just received Best in Show again for our Garden Harvest thanks to Biocharm. You can too!
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BioCharm, an organic “pre-charged” biochar soil amendment, is available in the SF bay area now.

For more info see visit their website Biocharm.com.

Biochar from Amazon

Environmental News: Now That’s Progress!

Costa Rica is generating 97% of electricity from renewable sources.

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Costa Rica’s electricity matrix consists almost entirely of five renewable sources: hydro, wind, geothermal, biomass and solar. Fossil fuels are now considered a backup energy generation source.

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(Image: David Wolfe)