Date(s): 09/08/2017 - 09/09/2017
Time: All Day
Organizer: Soil Not Oil Coalition
Event webpage: http://soilnotoilcoalition.org/
About: This conference was inspired by the book Soil Not Oil, authored by Dr. Vendana Shiva
The global movement for environmental justice and a livable climate has brought international attention to the value of soils as a sink for the carbon accumulated in the atmosphere due to irresponsible consumption of fossil fuels.
Increasing soil organic matter is the only practical way to mitigate climate chaos. For several years, Soil Not Oil has worked with anti-fossil fuel activists and other stakeholders, helping them recognize that many factors contribute to harmful carbon emissions including soil depletion, loss of biodiversity, deforestation, industrial-agriculture, and any practices that threaten the health and function of soils.
Additionally, leading scientists, farmers and soil advocates have defined soil carbon sequestration as a viable path to mitigate global warming.