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The Organic Stream Podcast is a talk show about organics recycling and soil management featuring experts and key figures in the environmental sphere. We focus on sharing their insights, experiences and best practices in collecting, composting and bio-digesting organic material. Subscribe today to stay up to date with the latest stories from the field.

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The Organic Stream Podcast is a talk show about organics recycling and soil management featuring experts and key figures in the environmental sphere. We focus on sharing their insights, experiences and best practices in collecting, composting and bio-digesting organic material. Subscribe today to stay up to date with the latest stories from the field.

    Soils, Compost and Climate Change #2: From COP21 To Now

    Soils, Compost and Climate Change #2: From COP21 To Now

    EPISODE SUMMARY

    In part two of our climate talks episode, we're delving deeper into the main discussion points, the challenges, and the dangers we're facing right now in making agriculture and soil a key player in climate change strategies. By the end, we should have a decent overview of the situation and will be all set for COP22. We'll also be sharing insights from the International Compost Roundtable - a side event that took place during COP21, with speakers Enzo Favoino of Zero Waste Europe, climate change advisor Calla Rose Ostrander, and Teresa Anderson of Action Aid.

    We discuss: the latest developments from the SBSTA, the issues with linking soil carbon sequestration with cutting emissions, the dangers of greenwashing, and how to support compost markets in a fair, sustainable way.

     

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    BiobiN® is a mobile, on-site organic/wet material management solution that starts the composting process and effectively manages odour from putrescible waste. BiobiN® can be used in a variety of outlets, including food manufacturing, restaurants, shopping centres, supermarkets…it’s endless. Wherever organic or wet materials are generated, BiobiN® is THE solution. For more, visit their website.

     

    RESOURCES:

    An analysis of submissions to SBSTA 44 on agriculture and adaptation. CIFOR May 2016.

    Lima Paris Action Agenda Official Website.

    10 options for agriculture at Marrakech climate talks. CCAFS September 2016.

    Soil Carbon Can’t Fix Climate Change By Itself—But It Needs to Be Part of the Solution. Article. Union of Concerned Scientists USA. 2016.

     

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    Picture Attribution:

    Forages in Tanzania: making trade-offs. By CIAT. Some Rights Reserved.

    Forages in Tanzania: making trade-offs. By CIAT. Some Rights Reserved.

    Forages in Rwanda. By CIAT. Some Rights Reserved.

    Forages in Rwanda. By CIAT. Some Rights Reserved.

    Debre Berhan, central Ethiopia. By CIAT. Some Rights Reserved.

    Hosana, Ethiopia. By CIAT.

    • 31 min
    Soils, Compost and Climate Change #1: From COP21 To Now

    Soils, Compost and Climate Change #1: From COP21 To Now

    EPISODE SUMMARY

    In this two-part episode we discuss what role compost, soil, and agriculture played during the COP21 climate talks last year, and review what has been happening since, with COP22 just around the corner. We'll also be sharing insights from the International Compost Roundtable - a side event that took place during COP21, with speakers Enzo Favoino of Zero Waste Europe, climate change advisor Calla Rose Ostrander, and Teresa Anderson of Action Aid.

    We cover the dangers of language and how it can lead to greenwashing and bad policy, challenges in measuring results with soil carbon sequestration, how the attention on soil & agriculture translated into action, how our policy frameworks need to change, and much more.

     

    MADE POSSIBLE BY BIOBIN®

    BiobiN® is a mobile, on-site organic/wet material management solution that starts the composting process and effectively manages odour from putrescible waste. BiobiN® can be used in a variety of outlets, including food manufacturing, restaurants, shopping centres, supermarkets…it’s endless. Wherever organic or wet materials are generated, BiobiN® is THE solution. For more, visit their website.

     

    FEATURED EVENT

    Ecomondo 2015, November 8th to 11th. Rimini Italy.

    The largest technology platform for the Green and Circular Economy in the Euro-Mediterranean area – and for advanced and sustainable technology for processing and recycling all kinds of waste; treating and reclaiming water, waste water and polluted marine sites; efficient use and transformation of raw and processed materials and the promotion of renewable raw materials.



     

    Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) 2016. November 7th to 25th. Online.

    An online, open access event that invites thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, businesses, makers and learners to explore the question “The economy is changing - what do I need to know, experience and do?”. Using a mix of online and face to face events, participants have the opportunity to explore the economy through a different lens. Sessions demonstrate how people worldwide are challenging the current ‘take, make and dispose’ economic model.

     

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    RESOURCES:

    INDC Assessment: The Land Sector and Country Commitments to Global Climate Action. Rainforest Alliance. 2015.

    How countries plan to address agricultural adaptation and mitigation.  CCAFS, CGIAR, 2015.

    The Marin Carbon Project.

    4 pour 1000 initiative.

     

    Picture Attribution:

    Forages in Tanzania: making trade-offs. By CIAT. Some Rights Reserved.

    Conferencia de la ONU sobre Cambio Climático COP21. Some Rights Reserved.

    Conferencia de la ONU sobre Cambio Climático COP21. Some Rights Reserved.

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    • 24 min
    [Retrospective] Vineyards Special #1: The Wonders of Cover Crops

    [Retrospective] Vineyards Special #1: The Wonders of Cover Crops

    EPISODE SUMMARY
    While we will continue to make new episodes, there are times when we feel the urge to highlight a past episode - because the topic it covers becomes news and the show shares some great insights, or because it is content that our newer listeners might have missed out on. Since last year was the International Year of Soils, we will be republishing a few of our best episodes about soil and soil health to get a fresh perspective in light of all the progress that has been made on the issue.
    To round-off the series, we're ending with a in-depth look at a popular and very effective sustainable agricultural technique: cover cropping. In episode 16 of our show, we had with us Bob Cannard and Bob Shaffer - both experienced sustainable farmers and horticulturalists. They shared their techniques with us, explained just how cover cropping works and how beneficial it can be, and gave us their expert advice. We learned a lot about cover crops in making this episode, and if you're wondering after the last two episodes, just what exactly the sustainable agricultural techniques might look like that we need to start pushing for - this is the episode for you.
    Links to other episodes in the Series:
    Episode 1
    Episode 2
    Episode 3
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    Photo by Robert Reed, courtesy of Recology.

    • 25 min
    [Retrospective] Drought Special #3: Fighting A Drought: Levers for the Public Sector

    [Retrospective] Drought Special #3: Fighting A Drought: Levers for the Public Sector

    EPISODE SUMMARY
    While we will continue to make new episodes, there are times when we feel the urge to highlight a past episode - because the topic it covers becomes news and the show shares some great insights, or because it is content that our newer listeners might have missed out on. Since last year was the International Year of Soils, we will be republishing a few of our best episodes about soil and soil health to get a fresh perspective in light of all the progress that has been made on the issue.
    Today's retro episode is all about policy, and the Australian experience.
    Our guests are former Governor General of Australia and Advocate for Soil Health, Major General Michael Jeffery, and co-founder of Ylad Living Soils Rhonda Daly. In this episode we discover the crucial elements needed to build a comprehensive policy framework that will protect not only our soils but our landscapes. We look at the current Australian system, soil health, incentives for compost production, farm management practices, and the need to change our systems in order to better reward and support our land managers – the stewards of the earth. We then link this back to the current recommendations made in the FAO's report Status of the World's Soil Resources.
    Links to other episodes in the Series:
    Episode 1
    Episode 2
    Episode 3
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    LINKS:
    Episode 2: Drought Special #3: Fighting A Drought: Levers for the Public Sector.
    Status of the World’s Soil Resources 2015, Technical Summary. FAO Report.
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    FEATURED EVENT
    International Compost Awareness Week Australia. May 2nd - 8th. New South Wales, Australia. Organised by the Centre for Organic Research & Education (CORE).
    International Composting Awareness Week Australia (ICAW), is a week of activities, events and publicity to improve awareness of the importance of compost, a valuable organic resource and to promote compost use, knowledge and products. We can compost to help scrap carbon pollution by avoiding landfilling organic materials and helping to build healthier soils.
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    Photo by suburbanbloke / CC BY

    • 34 min
    [Retrospective] Soil Crisis #2: Soil & The Circular Economy: Building A Movement

    [Retrospective] Soil Crisis #2: Soil & The Circular Economy: Building A Movement

    EPISODE SUMMARY
    While we will continue to make new episodes, there are times when we feel the urge to highlight a past episode - because the topic it covers becomes news and the show shares some great insights, or because it is content that our newer listeners might have missed out on. Since last year was the International Year of Soils, we will be republishing a few of our best episodes about soil and soil health to get a fresh perspective in light of all the progress that has been made on the issue.
    Today's retro episode is about the circular economy, and how it can benefit our soils. Our guest is industrial and environmental economist Robin Murray. As a zero waste pioneer and a leader in the fair trade and environmental movements for many years, Robin Murray had an excellent perspective to give on our current efforts in making soil health a priority and the circular economy a reality. We discuss the opportunities we have for building a movement to change our current economic model to a more sustainable one, including existing models that we can learn from, the importance of education and centers of learning for the movement, and the roadblocks we might face along the way.
    Links to other episodes in the Series:
    Episode 1
    Episode 2
    Episode 3
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    LINKS:
    Episode 1: Soil Crisis #1: A Need For Economic and Political Change.
    Status of the World's Soil Resources 2015, FAO Report
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    Photo by Joe Mabel / CC BY.

    • 25 min
    The Anaerobic Digestion Update: Using Operational Efficiency & Better Policy to Solve Current Challenges

    The Anaerobic Digestion Update: Using Operational Efficiency & Better Policy to Solve Current Challenges

    EPISODE SUMMARY

    In this episode, we bring you a detailed update on the current status and challenges facing the Anaerobic Digestion sector today. With industry experts Jing Liu and Mario Rosato, we discuss the need for a better understanding of the AD process to improve operational efficiency, policy changes that support renewable energy and environmental safety, and for closed-loop systems that favour local abundant feedstocks over the use of energy crops.

    And in part two of our episode, we bring you a briefing from Ecomondo 2015, sharing insights from the key figures we spoke to at the event last month. You can find video briefings and material from this event on our Events Page.


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    • 41 min

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