Compost Climate Connections Webinar Series: Compost Sequesters Carbon & Delivers Other Ecosystem Benefits

Date: 18 Sep 2019 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Our Compost Climate Connections webinar series features the crucial role of compost to protect the climate. In the first of the series, Compost Sequesters Carbon & Delivers Other Ecosystem Benefits (September 17, 2019), Dr. Sally Brown of the University of Washington discussed how compost avoids methane emissions and sequesters carbon in soil. She will presented metrics that consider other ecosystem services and public health impacts to illustrate just how valuable compost is. Carbon sequestration is critical but only one piece of the pie. When applied to soils, compost increases soil organic carbon, soil microbial activity, soil fertility, soil water holding capacity, and more. View the recording below!

 

This webinar is one in a series ILSR offers to advance composting. View our webinar resources here.

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Speaker

Dr. Sally Brown

University of Washington
Seattle, Wash.

Dr. Sally Brown is a Research Associate Professor in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Washington in Seattle. She focuses on soil amendments, in situ remediation, and carbon sequestration. With her research partners, she has worked on studies involving soil health, climate change mitigation, biosolids recycling, and wastewater treatment. Her field studies and papers on the carbon storage potential of soils applied with organic residuals are available at here. She has authored dozens of published papers on the benefits of compost.

 

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Virginia Streeter is a Research Associate for the Composting for Community Project.