Sustainable Tuesdays at IAA: Are Farms the Carbon Sink Answer to Global Warming?

When: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: 1123 Jull Hall
Event Type(s): Lecture

Join INAG 248 for a lecture by Laura Reynolds of the World Watch Institute,

This class will focus on the options farmers have to engage in carbon trading, using carbon credits that they earn by sequestering, or storing, carbon in their soils. Farmers can store carbon through a variety of on-farm practices, including planting trees, growing cover crops in unused fields, or minimizing the amount they till their soils. While the agriculture sector contributes significantly to global greenhouse gas emissions, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that worldwide, agriculture can potentially reduce 80-88 percent of the carbon dioxide that it produces. Laura Reynolds, food and agriculture researcher at the Worldwatch Institute, will discuss various policies and grassroots efforts [in the U.S./worldwide] to store carbon on farms.

For more information, contact:
Ellen Polishuk
+1 301 405 4690




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