The biochar event will be held between two symbolic days in June:
June 18th is Live Earth Day, a day of global climate activism which will be broadcast across all major media platforms and supported by a yearlong campaign in partnership with the world's leading brands, NGOs and non-profits. The initiative hopes to “bring together a billion voices to shine a global spotlight on the nations convening at the Climate Conference in Paris this year and deliver a single message to all leaders”.
The 21st of June is the solstice, also referred to as midsummer in the Northern hemisphere. Many cultures have a long history of bonfires being held during midsummer festivals. On midsummer in Berlin this year symbols of failed policy will be charred in a large Kon-Tiki kiln at the fallen Berlin wall just in front of the German Parliament.
To increase the impact we would like to encourage the biochar community to host your own educational Char event at some point during June 18th - 21st where you can teach your neigbors, friends and family the art and craft of making biochar.
Biochar can be made at every place in the world, use a shovel a make a hole in the ground (120 cm diameter and 60 cm deep) and start a flame curtain kiln like in a Kon-Tiki (see here).
If you are interested in participating in this global biochar event, to fire up your Kon-Tiki, your TLUD or your industrial pyrolysis equipment, and to sign with a pound or a ton of biochar, let us know and help us spread the word. Ithaka’s Maddie Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org, will be consolidating all of the information received and publish life in the Biochar Journal. Please send Maddie the following details: charmakers name, country, feedstock, and volume of biochar produced. We’d also like to know what technique was used and what the end use for the biochar is.
We’d love to share any pictures of your charring events via social media. Prizes (in the form of zero footprint CHARtificates!) may be given for best pictures, biggest crowd, most unusual feedstock or end use and more!
Let’s show the world what a small community of dedicated char masters can do!
World CHARday in Berlin in front of the German Parliament: