It’s refreshing to see a climate change documentary that actually provides solutions to the global challenges we face today. Backed by leading scientists as well as celebrities such as Tom Brady and Gisele, this ground-breaking new documentary explores how we can reverse the effects of global warming by bringing carbon from the atmosphere back to the ground and capturing it in plants and soil.
Beautifully narrated by Woody Harrelson, the feature length film and subsequent Q&A expert panels explore topics such as biosequestration, waste management, recycling, natural farming and soil health.
What is waste?
Almost everything can be recycled, reused, repurposed or processed to create energy.
Food waste, for example, can be turned into green energy via a process of anaerobic digestion in our AD plants. The bi-product of this anaerobic digestion process is a nutrient rich bio-fertiliser called digestate which can be applied directly back onto the soil. Since food grows in soil in the first place, this essentially creates a closed loop recycling system.
With zero to landfill, a low carbon footprint and clean, green energy made from what many would assume was waste it really does beg the question: is anything actually waste?
Garden waste can be turned into compost, whether that be in our own garden compost bins or via local authority garden waste collection services. Large scale or small, it’s equally important that we all do our part.
Wood can be turned into woodchip used to generate biomass energy; paper can be made into a safe alternative bedding for livestock; plastic, metal and cardboard can be widely recycled. The possibilities really are endless. It’s time to stop viewing waste as rubbish and start seeing it for it’s true potential.
Soil health & biosequestration
The documentary also looks at soil health and biosequestration (the storage and removal of carbon from the atmosphere by photosynthetic plants and bacteria). This is particularly important to us as part of the Heathcote Holdings group of companies. We are all passionately committed to reducing or ideally eliminating the use of artificial fertilisers, insecticides and pesticides.
We strongly advocate the use of bio-fertilisers such as digestate to improve soil health, this bi-product of anaerobic digestion is applied to farmland by our sister company FGS Organics. Other areas of interest explored in the documentary include:
- Seaweed farming
- Managed grazing
- Living walls and green roofs
- Tree intercropping
- Farmland irrigation