Sustainability Café on November 12 will explore the potential of biochar

11/07/2012

Contributed by Marian Brown

The Sustainability Café on Monday, November 12th will feature Dr. Johannes Lehmann from Cornell University discussing “Biochar for Environmental Management: Issues and Opportunities".  The Sustainability Café will be held in Center for Natural Sciences Room 112 at 4:00PM in conjunction with the Environmental Seminar.

Dr. Johannes Lehmann, associate professor of soil biogeochemistry and soil fertility management at Cornell University, received his graduate degrees in Soil Science at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. During the past ten years, he has focused on nano-scale investigations of soil organic matter, the biogeochemistry of black carbon and sequestration in soil. Dr. Lehmann is a member of the steering group of the US National Soil Carbon Network, has testified before the U.S. Congress, briefed the President’s council of advisors, and was part of Workgroup 2 on Monitoring and Assessment of Sustainable Land Management of UNCCD. Dr. Lehmann is the co-founder and chair of the Board of the International Biochar Initiative.

This event is free and open to the public.

"Teachable edibles” – local, organic and/or seasonal snacks – for the Fall 2012 Sustainability Café series are being sponsored by Ithaca College Dining Services whose motto is “Sustainability – Healthy – Fresh.” Please bring your reusable mug and fill up at the nearest drinking fountain or provide your own beverage of choice.

Drink in a new way to think in the Sustainability Café.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Marian Brown at mbrown@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3787. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

0 Comments



http://www.ithaca.edu/intercom/article.php/20120905123418470